Fougereis the French word for fern and has its roots back in the 19th century when Paul Parquet created it for the famous French Houbigant perfumery. This absolute is considered to be the actual essence of the masculine fragrance. This accord is considered to be one of the kind expressing the quintessence of manhood.
As it means fern-like the color of this absolute is green. It puts together the remarkablespoors of lavender, oak moss and coumarinas base notes resulting in a bold and powerful aroma that is hard to be forgotten. Together with other fragrances it can become spicy, oceanic, floral or even woody depending on the personal preferences.
This fragrance family is highly important due to the fact that it uses coumarin (a synthetically extracted oil) for the very first time in order to create this accord. The coumarin is a crystallized powder that is not soluble in water evoking the scent of freshly cut grass and open air. This procedure of inserting a synthetic element into a perfume was the beginning of the modern perfumes era.
The chemical composition of this accord is the sum of the elements contained by the lavender, oak moss and coumarin, each of them contributing with different measured quantities and percentages according to each final product.
Medicinal use: It is very interesting how all elements contribute to form this harmony by bringing along their specific beneficial uses to finish such a perfect combination. For example both lavender and oak moss have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties while the coumarin is known as an edema modifier.
Cosmetic: The main usage of this absolute is in the perfume industry due to its unique odor that is mainly used for man perfumes. However, there are some women's perfumes that successfully include this accord. There are also body-care products that use this scent for creams, ointments, body lotions or shower gels.