Fougère, pronounced: [fu.ʒɛʁ], meaning "fern-like", is one of the main families into which modern perfumes are classified, with the name derived from the perfume Fougère Royale (Houbigant) by Paul Parquet, now preserved in the archives of the Osmothèque. This class of fragrances have the basic accord with a top-note of lavender and base-notes of oakmoss and coumarin. Aromatic fougère, a derivative of this class, contains additional notes of herbs, spice and/or wood.
Members of the family are especially popular as fragrances for men.
Many modern fougère perfumes have various citrus, herbaceous, green, floral and animalic notes included. They all tend to have a sweet/bitter and woody accord, which consists of a base accord of: