Tom Ford Fougère d’Argent takes on the classic fougère - traditionally lavender, oakmoss, and coumarin. You can no longer use real oakmoss, so Tom Ford worked it over, subbing in Akigalawood. Akigalawood is Givaudan captive molecule derived from patchouli. Ford also reworked coumarin in Fougère d’Argent. He updates the fougere beautifully adding coumarin to give it a dry grassiness, warmed into a gorgeous Oriental Fougere that is unisex. Created by Olivier Gillotin and Linda Song.
Notes of mandarin, ginger, lavender, cistus, labdanum, Akigalawood and coumarin.
From Take One thing Off - "Tom Ford Fougère d’Argent will prove popular with younger male consumers, because for many, it may be their first exposure to a proper fougere, i.e., one that hasn’t been tonkified or fatted up with sweeteners in the modern manner"
From Colognoisseur - "What is there is the newer ingredient akigalawood. I’ve spoke of it in the past but due to being the product of an enzymatic degradation of patchouli it leaves behind a patchouli variant which is spicy and woody while leaving out the earthier facets. On its own it wouldn’t have been an ideal replacement for the oakmoss. By adding coumarin, in a nod to the original fougere, it becomes much closer to the oakmoss base from the beginning."
From Best Mens Colognes - "There is something that is so simple, yet so utterly appealing with a fragrance, like this. So many fougere fragrances for men, that I come across, are really dated in how they smell. Fougere d’Argent doesn’t hit my nose that way, at all."
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|Perfume Name||Tom Ford Private Blend Fougere d'Argent|
|Notes||Mandarin, ginger, lavender, Akigalawood, cistus and coumarin|
|Country of Origin||United States|