Fougere L’Aube Rogue Perfumery Perfume Review and Scoreby Therapeutic Fragrance
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Fragrance OverviewCOMPLIMENT FROM A COOL DUDE He was waving his arms, trying to get some on him. The opening is a lavender wonder. The woods. The sillage on this is working way too well. Two wearings, two experiences. Sometimes you just have to apply and sit back with your favorite chai. I know it’s mixed media, but even so, there is such a difference the heavy natural bases add to perfumes. They end up carrying synthetic notes and allow change during the wearing more easily. They play with skin chemistry differently. There is so much more charm with them because of the nuances. What’s funny is that I get more rashes from synthetics than naturals. I don’t have the time or energy to research into IFRA, but the only common sense thing I see is that it is money motivated. Kinda like big pharma.
Fragrance ReviewOpening is bright and sunny, with a crisp citrus top. The base definitely is fresh and clean by design. So far, so good. The oakmoss is keeping this under control—we will see if this develops much. The drydown stays the same: the soapy oakmoss holds on, and those that follow me know it’s not my favorite note. That’s why we sample. Ingredients: SD Alcohol, Fragrance, Coumarin, Linalool, Lyral, Citronellol, Limonene, Farnesol, Oakmoss, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Musk Xylol, Eugenol, Methyl octine carbonate $70 30ML Notes include: Lavender, Green Citrus, Galbanum, Geranium, Hay, Moroccan Rose, Amber, Camphor, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Musk, and Costus FROM THE PERFUMER, Golden dewdrops sparkle upon lush green ferns. Fougere L’Aube is cool and fresh, like the brisk air that surrounds the glow of the morning sun. I built the initial base structure of Fougere L’Aube as a classic 1930s fragrance which yielded a cozy, classic scent. It was reminiscent of the men’s colognes and aftershaves I smelled as a child; very nostalgic, very familiar. I then took this base formula and accentuated it with a few modern aroma chems and the fragrance was completely transformed into a super-fresh late 1980s style fougere. It’s a bit of a projection monster. Fougere L’Aube opens promptly with bright lavender and citrus notes, backed with bitter green galbanum. What I find interesting is that although a large portion of the fragrance is built on rose and sandalwood, what I perceive is not an attar-like note in the middle but rather it melds into the ‘fougere effect’ through and through. From what you see in the color of the juice, I used a rather large percentage of naturals; a few of which include: lavender absolute and essential oil, real Indian sandalwood (santalum album), Moroccan rose absolute, pure cold-pressed bergamot, petitgrain bigarade coeur from Robertet and oakmoss absolute.
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Found Rogue Perfumery through your channel. What an awesome house, all of them are awesome fragrances. Loving Fougiere L'Aube, Tabac Vert, Mousse Illuminee, Devirche, Chypre Siam… Will be backing this house all the way. F&%# IFRA.
By the way… Best fragrance channel on Youtube.
Boom, Yes they are all awesome. If you like those flos mortis is a must. I check everyday for when bottles go on sale. He did say near the end of July.
It’s clear you are so passionate about this! ✨⚡️????Thanks for the review.
Yes it's true I found out why I have been away from perfume I didn't know how to find good stuff only things in the mall. I literally would not be doing anything perfume related if everything was IFRA compliant. There are only a few that I can stand I am glad I went through this process to know exactly what I like about fragrance and what has been wrong with it. When I bought it as a teenager it was mesmerizing I just couldn't afford it. And I thought it was me this whole time of why things didn't smell like they used to. I have my collection set now if IFRA does win. I have literally been told to be compliant or else… Some things we take for granted, so I asked Manuel if it was okay to talk about this and he said yes. Since it's in his name definitely something we as a community should get behind. LOL the fire is lit.
Wafts from the Loft turned me on to this house, you have confirmed my suspicions about how good it is. I’m waiting for the cooler weather so that I can properly test my sample pack
I did buy a little too much from Rogue the prices you can't go wrong, but wish I would of gotten flos mortis over this. Won't buy again until a bottle is used up. Gotta start using my stuff.
Therapeutic Fragrance did you like this better than Mousse Illuminee? Sadly, MI takes me back to childhood memories of hamster cages—cedar wood chips for its bedding, green pellets and thawed frozen veggies for its food, and the fuzzy musk from the animal itself. Can’t shake the memory when I sniff it! Thankfully, Chypre-Siam rocks!
The Rogue website is fascinating — the owner/perfumer seems delightfully eccentric. I will be placing an order on payday????
We absolutely need more people like Manuel creating the good old time stuff. Most companies have quit making creations like Rogue. Definitely get the sampler.
@Therapeutic Fragrance Thanks for the advice on the sampler. I really like small, grassroots companies — especially domestic ones!
@Therapeutic Fragrance Will buy sampler — Manuel has too many choices for me to begin blind buying entire bottles.
Like all their stuff so far. IFRA can go to hell. I am planning to buy a bunch from this brand. This one reminds me of a combination of Creed's Green Irish Tweed and Silver Mountain Water.
Yeah I did the IFRA thing hard on this one. I think he is having a sell this weekend which isn't normal never seen him have one.
Previously purchased Tabac Vert, Chypre-Siam and Le Canotier. Just ordered a 60ml of Mousse Illuminee, they got a Black Friday deal going on at his Etsy shop, 20% off on $75 and up. Time to jump on it, people.
Nice shout out, much welcomed. Juice is already well priced this makes it incredibly a good deal.
Wow, this one is an improved GIT in every way, shape, and form. And for once, I don’t get any of the headache-inducing sharp notes like I do from GIT (or any of its fresh-green brethren like Colonia Club, Beach Hut Man, Bleeker St, etc.). Not a novel composition, but a perfected example in its genre. Still favor Chypre-Siam, but this one is right up there for me.
Nice comparisons! I still have to try Bleeker St. and Colonia Club. His heavy use of oak moss helps this out a lot.
the actual review starts at 8:24
DISCLAIMER: this reviewer has attention deficit disorder so it’s hard to separate the review from small talk
A little heads up for ya'h Nashville. In my channel intro video I use a disclaimer that all my reviews are broken up into four parts. You can scrub the video to go straight to review if you like. I painstakingly put this graphic into every single review I have done. These are complete reviews with my opinion soaked in around the house and perfume pending one the perfume. I was the first one on youTube to review this perfume. Second one I know of to cover the house. This house is now on LuckyScent and widely popular. This is the fragrance I cover and review and spend my money on. I don't get paid or get free bottles like everyone else. I just make sure I cover the best perfume on earth period.
You talking about the pink banner that said #fougerelaube? So we were supposed to know to go watch a 13 minute video first. But you ramble after that for quite a while. Part of the problem is that you rarely ever put a complete sentence together which makes it very difficult to listen to you. I watch most videos of native English speakers on 1.5X at a minimum, southerners get 1.75x or 2X. I had to watch this on 1X because nothing made sense sped up. Still difficult to follow at 1X because you are all over the place.
Josef first of all thanks for the critique half of it was very good. This was one of my more emotional reviews. Probably five of them are like this out of 200 not bad. It's gotten me to where I'm at no regrets.
Second of all please read the words in front of #fougerelaube it reads review. If this wasn't a hobby and I got paid in any form I would work more on this and go back and timestamp everything and maybe re-review. You are going to find kick ass stuff on my channel that most people don't even know how to touch.
Third I have a trailer for people to my channel first timers describing the four sections of my reviews. Please check out my newer work you can see how far I have come. If I didn't have the space to say stuff like I did in these videos I wouldn't be here. I covered some very important ground in this video that needs to be said. More importantly people are spreading the message for better perfume.
I’m gona blind buy one this week . ✊????
Just FYI I would actually go for something else in this line. I own this bottle it was my first fougere, but what I have learned about the category I actually regret this bottle purchase. Illuminaires, Flos Mortis, or definitely Chypre Siam if you don't have it are my personal top three.
Therapeutic Fragrance lol I was on there site as I got this notification and I narrowed it down to flos mortis and Chypre Sam . 10% off if o buy 2 ,so that’s what I’m going .
Therapeutic Fragrance wow Le canotier Sounds up my ally too , Fuk ????????♂️
Whatever you get just ask for a couple of samples I'm sure he'll throw them in. Message him on Etsy if you already bought. Glad I caught you.
Therapeutic Fragrance no haven’t bought yet but I will ask for sure cheers ✌️
I’ve watched many of your videos but this one made me hit the subscribe button. Excellent…
Welcome aboard! Yes we need more people like Manuel in the industry.
This is the real deal. I obtained several samples from this house with a Luckyscent order and immediately flipped for this one and Chypre Siam. Lordy are these fragrances are the stuff!! I will be lining up another order this week for at least four other bottles from Rogue Perfumery. I can't say enough good things about this house.
A lot of them carry that old school DNA and are similar. Two that are really different are Mouse Illumine and Device (hope I said that right). Hopefully you have samples of those. You have the two bottles I own as well. Cheers.
Great review. My favourite Rogue.
LOL, If you have been following updates I have changed my tone on this. I got into vintages after this review and learned a huge lesson on Fougere's
I agree with your comments about IFRA. We are suffering from the heavy hand of "compliance" to a nameless, soul-less bureaucracy. Go Rogue!
Yes definitely. They did get to Rogue as in the past year he gave in and took off Non-IFRA compliant fragrances on his branding. Although Manuel remains adamant he will be non-infra throughout.