HOUBIGANT Figuier Noir EDP 100ml
Since its inception, Houbigant has perfumed the men who have marked history: from Louis XVI to Napoleon to the Russian Tsars.
In Houbigant’s ledgers it is recorded that during the 100 day campaign Napoleon stopped at the Houbigant store to fill his trunks with perfume before continuing his march to regain power.
Today, as in the past, Houbigant puts men in the spotlight with a collection dedicated to them, created around precious raw materials and sophisticated pairings.
From Fougère Royale, the iconic fragrance of the House, created in 1775 and leader of the Fougère family, to more contemporary creations, everyone can identify with one of the fragrances of the collection that will complement their style on all occasions, even to conquer the world.
A word from the Nose:
"I had this opportunity, during the lockdown, to live in the countryside in Grasse region where I had all the time in the world to contemplate the passage of time and to welcome the arrival of sunny days. From the first heat, the fig trees yield a bitter and sensual perfume, harsh and voluptuous. A reassuring and elegant olfactory combination, yet so contradictory, that the idea came to me to write a men's fragrance. Sitting in the shade of the black fig tree whose gnarled branches embraced me like long, sensitive arms, refreshed by the caress of the wind that gently crumpled the
leaves above my head, so large that they reminded me of a giant’s hands, I guessed beyond the bark, the gentle, soothing pulsation of the sap. Nose stretched, hands abandoned to the ground, eyes closed, I let myself be carried away by the waves of contrary but disturbing scents.
Numb and happy, I immediately went back to my workshop to keep my fickle harvest and, in front of my scale, I formulated a brief series of fragrant ingredients. Because, you probably know, men like to define themselves in a few words.
- A synergy of saps to reach the unattainable star
- A combination of woods, to emphasize sincerity
- An interlacing of roots, to anchor the signature
And for the trail, exquisite spices and black fig pulp because, beyond the bitterness of the sap and the roughness of the wood and the roots, I thought of the heart of men."
- Céline Ellena
Top notes: fig leaves, cardamom, cloves, black pepper
Heart notes: black fig, iris, jasmine
Base notes: cedar wood, patchouli, candied figs
Olfactory group: fruity
Nose: Celine Ellena
Creation date: 2022