Olfactory family: Fern

Ferns in perfumery:

Ferns are one of the 6 original families (Floral, Hesperidia, Woody, Oriental, Fern, Chypre) according to the SFP (Société Française des Parfumeurs).

They arrived on the market after the Colognes. Just as fresh, but with more 'masculine', woody and aromatic notes, they offer the same sensation of cleanliness. Tonic, invigorating, refreshing waters.

Let's be clear: the scent of fern doesn't exist naturally, it's a reconstitution using two essential notes: Lavender (natural) and Coumarin (synthetic). To these two notes we add other aromatic notes (Rosemary, Thyme, Laurel...), a few floral notes (Geranium, Rose) and base notes (Wood: Vetiver, Moss, Musks, Leather...).

Today, fern has been modernised and made more intense. In particular, there are many amber ferns, which are very popular with men for their fresh top notes and their much rounder, warmer base notes.

Some emblematic perfumes:

"Royal Fern" - Houbigant 1882 - Paul Parquet / Aromatic Fern

"For a man" - Caron 1934 - Ernest Daltroff / Aromatic

"Raw" - Fabergé 1968 - Karl Mann / Aromatic Spicy

"Black Longship" - Guy Laroche 1982 - Pierre Wargnye / Aromatic Fern

"Coolwater" - Davidoff 1988 - Pierre Bourdon / Aromatic Aquatic

"The male" - JPG 1995 - Francis Kurkdjian / Amber Fern

"One Million" - Paco Rabanne 2008 - Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux, Michel Girard & Christian Dussoulier / Woody Spicy

"Savage" - Dior 2015 - François Demachy / Aromatic Fern

This list is not exhaustive because there are a lot of beautiful launches: some emblematic, some more commercial.

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