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Fougere Bengale Parfum d`Empire for men

Fougere Bengale Parfum d`Empire for men
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I have it: 123 I had it: 38 I want it: 157 My signature: 2

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fresh spicy
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tobacco

This untamed scent for adventurous travellers kicks off with English barbershop lavender and lands in the rich hay scent of Assam tea plantations. Blond tobacco softened with tonka bean conjure the savannahs of India.

Perfume rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 241 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Lavender Tea Ginger Mint

Middle Notes
Hay Tobacco Pepper

Base Notes
Oakmoss Patchouli Vanilla Tonka Bean

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This perfume reminds me of  
Sables
10 no yes
Aer
1 no yes
Fieno (Hay)
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Romeo Gigli For Man
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Helicriss
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Fougere Bengale Fragrance Reviews

kl99
kl99

Swamp.
Seaweed with honey
It smell like Knowing turned bad, or a classic perfume cooked by sun.

Reminds me Fieno by S.M.N. and a bit Romeo Gigli for man wood cup.

The monster of the lake. An horror movie.
You sniff it and it seems the be into the shed of an abandoned swimming pool.
Nobody can wear this mess and be proud of his choice. Daltroff can not sleep well.
In some way this is also interesting as smell. But not to go out with it on. It smell like a balsamic mou candy, a sweet flawoured swamp with steams and mosquitos.

It smell like a cowboy without boy.

Only the drydown is similar to Sables by Goutail which is much more better.

Nov
30
2016
Vasily
Vasily

Second day wearing this -- at first, I wasn't sure what I thought of it. Today, I've decided I like the lingering boozy tobacco character of this (if you dislike Ambre Russe you probably won't like this one), and the person who mentioned pain d'epices got it exactly right: it has that spicy, honeyed, rye flour characteristic you get it a nice toasted slice of pain d'epices. it's not like anything in my collection, and I'm marking it bottleworthy in my wish list.

Aug
20
2016
ConsumerThis
ConsumerThis

The review before mine sums this stuff up great, I really enjoy the lavender note here. If it wasn't there it would just be another sweet pipe tobacco scent like all the other ones. The lavender really just seperates this one from the others.
There also seems to be a lot going on here. Many of the pipe sweet tobacco scents seem like they just have tobacco and vanilla or honey or something and that's it. This on the other hand seems to have sweet spices, dry spices, lavender, dry tobacco sweet tobacco, honey mixed with vanilla, patchouli and myrrh, and a little gourmandish vibe going on. A lot going on and I really enjoy this stuff. This house has some real winners and this is the third bottle I own now.
9/10 overall

Aug
20
2016
fuggerone
fuggerone

syrupy and green..a very intriguing scent with staying power and sillage!

Aug
02
2016
luxbuyer
luxbuyer

تجسم

یکی از زیباییهای زندگی روستایی؛تعامل بسیار قدرتمند با طبیعته.
ساکنان اکثر روستاهای مناطق غرب و شمال غرب و هم چنین زاگرس مرکزی؛انس و وابستگی زیبایی به طبیعت زیبای اون مناطق دارن و طبیعت غنی زاگرس هم؛این مردم رو مستقل؛خودساخته و بلند همت تربیت کرده.
و فوژه بنگال برام خاطرات زندگی و حضور در اون مناطق رو زنده میکنه.این عطر زیبا واسه من ادامه ی همون حس و حال گذار از تابستان به حال و هوای پاییزی مناطق کوهستانی و سر سبز در عطر کورسیکا فیوریسا هست اما اینبار از یک زاویه ی دیگه!

ظهر یک روز پاییزی؛مقابل خورشید تنبل و خسته ی اواخر مهر ماه از تپه ای کم ارتفاع؛به دهکده ی محصور در جنگلهای انبوه و مزارع وسیع خیره شدم.جایی که بام مسطح بیشتر خونه ها مفروش شده با نعنا؛ریحان؛شیوید و شمبلیله و کلی سبزیجات معطر دیگه که حالا دیگه خشک شدن و اون سبزی و تیزی خودشون رو از دست دادن
و بر پشت بامهایی دیگه؛آخرین برداشتهای مراتع شبدر و یونجه گسترده شدن و خورشید ملایم پاییزی اونا رو خشک و آماده ی ذخیره در انبار کرده.
حجم زیادی از برگهای ارزشمند و خوشبوی تنباکو که استادانه خشک شدن و رایحه ی گرفته؛خاکستری و گس اونها داره اعلام میکنه که دیگه وقتشه که ما رو با حترام توی قوطیهای زیبای توتون؛جا بدین.
از میون جنگل؛برگهایی که بعد از یه بهار و تابستون پر از خاطره؛درختشون رو ترک کردن و بر زمین مرطوب و نمور جنگل؛هم نشین گیاهان و بوته های خشک شدن؛در کنار هم؛عصاره ی خاطرات سبز بهار و تابستونشون که حالا خاک گرفته شدن رو به نسیم می سپارن و نسیم خنک؛با افتخار به آغوشش میکشه و از تن مزارع شخم خورده ای که خاکشون هنوزم عطر جادویی ساقه های گندم رو با خودش داره؛عبور میده.
انگار زمین و زمان سکوت کردن و همه فقط و فقط بو میکشن و از این جادوی پخش شده در هوای تنبل پاییز؛مسحور و مدهوش شدن!

اگرچه در یکی دو دقیقه ی اول بویی بسیار تند و تلخ از فلفل؛نعنا و زنجبیل شما رو کمی شوکه میکنه
اما خیلی زود رایحه ی زیبایی که بالا بهش اشاره کردم شما رو در خودش غرق میکنه.
جناب کورتیشیاتو در خلق فضای محبوبم به حدی استادانه عمل کردن که هر جای دنیا این عطرو بو کنم؛رهسپار همون محیط و حس و حالش میشم.
خیلی خیلی دوس دارم این عطرو.برای خیلیا یه عطر ادویه ای خواهد بود اما واسه من یه جادو و شعبدست که یه فضای رویایی رو برام مجسم میکنه.
تا مدتها این فضا و رایحه همراه شماست و حضور فلفل گرمی و تندی قشنگی بهش میده که لذت بوییدن کار و حضور در اون فضا رو بیشتر میکنه.
محو این رایحه ی رویایی بی اونکه متوجه عبورلحظه ها باشید جلو میرید تا اینکه بویی خزه ای نمناک؛کمی دودی و کمی شیرین به مشام میرسه.
احتمالا خزه؛پچولی؛تنباکو و وانیل این فضا رو به فضای اصلی کار اضافه میکنن و تا انتها کار به همین سبک و سیاق خواهد بود و فقط در پایان رایحه ی اصلی کم رنگ میشه و کار کمی شیرین تر میشه.

فوژه بنگال عطری متفاوت و با کیفیته که حس طبیعی ملموس؛آشنا و آرامی که با خودش داره هر طبیعت دوستی رو سر ذوق خواهد آورد و البته عطری کلاسیک مدرنه و کسانی که از روایح کلاسیک لذت می برن رو هم خوشحال میکنه.عطری گرم؛صمیمی با موندگاری بالا و پخش مناسب که بیشتر مناسب آقایون جدی و رسمیه...
فوژه بنگال منو یاد جمله ای از نابوکوف میندازه که میگه:
هیچ چیز گذشته را زنده نمیکند؛مگر رایحه ای که با آن در ارتباط باشد.

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Jul
03
2016
tailoredshirt
tailoredshirt

This starts off strong with the tobacco, hay, and a maple syrup note that keeps it sweet for hours. I also get some spice from the pepper and ginger. But wow, I'm not sure when I've ever smelled a cologne with such a strong tobacco note. I honestly can't decide if I like it or not, but it is compelling and I can't help but keep sniffing my wrists.

Jun
28
2016
smaghoreshi
smaghoreshi

عطري ادويه اي - گياهي
اين ادكلن مردانه از اين برند بزرگ و مطرح ، بويي بسيار خوش و طبيعي ادويه ها رو به مشام ميرسونه . بوي نعنا واقعا تازگي و شادابي بي مثالي داره و تغييرات نتها ، هر چند جزئي هست ولي كاملا محسوس هست . از اول تا آخر عمر رايحه پراكني عطر ، بويي ادويه اي خاص كه در مجموع به ادويه هاي قاطي شده در آشپزخانه منزلمون خيلي شبيه هست ، رايحه هاي نتها رو تا آخر همراهي ميكنه كه با گذشت زمان ضعيفتر ميشه .
رايحه ابتدايي ، قوي و تاريك و ادويه اي – صمغي و كمي چسبناك است كه از همون اول با رايحه اي سنگين فلفلي تاريك و تقريبا الكليك شروع ميشه و تازگي زنجبيل و نعناع به قدرت و نفوذ رايحه اين مرحله اضافه ميكنن. كمي حس شيريني و نت دلپذير چاي و حس تيز و نافذ نعنا يي و صمغي با همديگر ، طراوت خاصي به اين مرحله از رايحه ها داده اند. قلب اين عطر به طور وحشتناكي آروماتيك و غليظ و گرم و گياهي است . حس تاريكي و گياهي و فلفلي در اين مرحله زيادتر ميشه و بوي تنباكو رو هم كمي هنگام تغيير فاز به مرحله دوم ، داريم . رايحه اي با اين خصوصيت ادويه اي ، بوي لاوندر و خزه رو تحت تاثير خودشون قرارداده و كمتر ميتونن ظاهر بشن . در اين مرحله رايحه تنباكو به تدريج كم ميشه و رايحه ها حس چوبي تري به خود ميگيرند . در اين مرحله ، عطر كاملا تاريكه و كمي حس جذاب گلي داره . با افول رايحه تنباكويي فاز آخر ، با حفظ همه اين خصوصيات ، كمي شيرين تر ميشه و تا آخر به همين صورت ميمونه .
رايحه اين ادكلن در سرتاسر عمر عطر بسيار مطبوع و دلپذير و صاف و تميز و با شكوه است و ويژگي تاريكي در اون ، عطر را به نظر يچيده ميكنه . به نظر مياد رايحه اش بطور جزئي خطيه ولي اين خطي بودن ، هيچوقت باعث نميشه كه از بوئيدن اون خسته يا سير بشيد.
موندگاري و پخش رايحه اين ادكلن ، هر دو خوب ارزيابي ميشن.

May
27
2016
smaghoreshi
smaghoreshi

عطري ادويه اي - گياهي
اين ادكلن مردانه از اين برند بزرگ و مطرح ، بويي بسيار خوش و طبيعي ادويه ها رو به مشام ميرسونه . بوي نعنا واقعا تازگي و شادابي بي مثالي داره و تغييرات نتها ، هر چند جزئي هست ولي كاملا محسوس هست . از اول تا آخر عمر رايحه پراكني عطر ، بويي ادويه اي خاص كه در مجموع به ادويه هاي قاطي شده در آشپزخانه منزلمون خيلي شبيه هست ، رايحه هاي نتها رو تا آخر همراهي ميكنه كه با گذشت زمان ضعيفتر ميشه .
رايحه ابتدايي ، قوي و تاريك و ادويه اي – صمغي و كمي چسبناك است كه از همون اول با رايحه اي سنگين فلفلي تاريك و تقريبا الكليك شروع ميشه و تازگي زنجبيل و نعناع به قدرت و نفوذ رايحه اين مرحله اضافه ميكنن. كمي حس شيريني و نت دلپذير چاي و حس تيز و نافذ نعنا يي و صمغي با همديگر ، طراوت خاصي به اين مرحله از رايحه ها داده اند. قلب اين عطر به طور وحشتناكي آروماتيك و غليظ و گرم و گياهي است . حس تاريكي و گياهي و فلفلي در اين مرحله زيادتر ميشه و بوي تنباكو رو هم كمي هنگام تغيير فاز به مرحله دوم ، داريم . رايحه اي با اين خصوصيت ادويه اي ، بوي لاوندر و خزه رو تحت تاثير خودشون قرارداده و كمتر ميتونن ظاهر بشن . در اين مرحله رايحه تنباكو به تدريج كم ميشه و رايحه ها حس چوبي تري به خود ميگيرند . در اين مرحله ، عطر كاملا تاريكه و كمي حس جذاب گلي داره . با افول رايحه تنباكويي فاز آخر ، با حفظ همه اين خصوصيات ، كمي شيرين تر ميشه و تا آخر به همين صورت ميمونه .
رايحه اين ادكلن در سرتاسر عمر عطر بسيار مطبوع و دلپذير و صاف و تميز و با شكوه است و ويژگي تاريكي در اون ، عطر را به نظر يچيده ميكنه . به نظر مياد رايحه اش بطور جزئي خطيه ولي اين خطي بودن ، هيچوقت باعث نميشه كه از بوئيدن اون خسته يا سير بشيد.
موندگاري و پخش رايحه اين ادكلن ، هر دو خوب ارزيابي ميشن.

May
07
2016
shushkin
shushkin

With all due respect guys, your not keeping this one for yourselves. Theres enough sweetness for us girls to enjoy it. Ive tested AG Sables and it is herbal but it is not as sweet and airy as FB. FB is much easier to wear. Its all about tobacco, lots of hay and tonka on me at first. I get a touch of ginger and lavender. I think I expected Serge Lutens Fourreau Noir to be similar to this although without all the hay lol. Im thankful that the black pepper is low key on me. The hay note remains quite potent all through the fragrances timeline. It develops quite a herbal feel. This is definitely a unisex delight so dont be frightened to try it.

Apr
06
2016
ramin1215
ramin1215

Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh

Apr
02
2016
Silent.Dragon
Silent.Dragon

Really, very similar to Sables for me. Perhaps a lighter version, but very similar. I get the same "Curried-Syrop" theme. Yes, kinda yuk, depending on your tastes. I still don't seem to understand why the notes pyramids are so different between these two. I'm sort of disappointed that I don't catch the lavender and tobacco here. My nose is so fixated on the cooking spices that just really seem to steal the show. I do feel the quality from Parfum D'Empire, but unfortunately, this is one that I am going to have to wear for me, in the fall/winter, at home, when my wife is not home, and nothing is cooking in the kitchen.

Jan
07
2016
kndy38
kndy38

+1 with the comparison between this and Sables.

Tea, lavender, tobacco, mint, patchouli... It add everything to seduce me but instead, I get the same boozy note as in Ambre Russe which I find repulsive. :(

I'll pass

Dec
02
2015
deadidol
deadidol

An unlikely set of complimentary notes set this one off, and, for the most part, they stick around the whole time it’s on the skin. Fougere Bengal hits you with a ringing bell of what smells like musky hay, camphorous licorice, and maple syrup-immortelle. The camphor is really there to spike both hay and syrup as the volume’s turned up on both of those notes. With that said. the blending is seamless, and the effect is a warmth that sidesteps the saccharine. As with a number of Parfum d’Empire scents, the musk is raunchy but muzzled deep within the mix. After a while, a sketchy synth-moss rolls up and yells “copout,” but the scent manages to keep its cool all the same. It does smell like a fougere, but one that breaks the rules in a smart way. Nicely done.

Aug
30
2015
Cochlea
Cochlea

So Sensual. It starts bold, sweet, spicy with a cooling sensation from the mint. I like how the ginger smells blended with the peppery mint. The tea note is mild, adds a delicate lightness to the fragrance. The ginger top note lingers on my skin longer and fades into the background as the scent slowly changes into the tobacco.
Its not my imagination, I get a distinct curry note, although curry is not listed in the pyramid. From the start to the drydown I keep catching whiffs of the ginger, it makes sense to have the curry and ginger notes, they compliment each other beautifully.
The tobacco is stronger, deeper, sweet, rich with cinnamon nuances. I smell what I think is honey. The hay, cinnamon, bitter herbal accord reminds me of a bone-dry desert.

I recognize the earthy appeal at the base through the use of the musty patchouli, and tonka bean. The tobacco is still here but a little bit softer and underneath the patchouli is the ginger. The drydown is tonka bean with a very subtle vanillic/tonka bean, tobacco scent.
Longevity is very good, and wears a bit closely to the skin after only a few hours.

Fougere Bengale is eccentric, sensuous, complex and unusual. It feels like Fougere Bengale has aspects from 3 groups- fougere, gourmand, oriental to me, it is fascinating. I don't understand why this is marketed for men but I and women can wear it easily too!

I am becoming a fan of Marc-Antoine Cortichiatto: Aziyade, Musc Tonkin, Cuir Ottoman are among my some of my favorites!

Mar
27
2015
Lord_Man
Lord_Man

Fougere Bengale.. heavy, strong and dark tobacco with peppery notes and almost a bit sweet boozy scent, wonderful perfume , stand well in my tobacco collection.

Dec
28
2014
Guest_Colin Maillard
Guest_Colin Maillard

Fougère Bengale opens with a nice, rich, powerful, kind of dark and almost intoxicating blend of spicy-resinous notes, almost boozy initially, a tad sticky and cleverly mixing an Oriental feel of candied-spicy sumptuosity with a Mediterranean herbal inspiration – which is possibly the nicest trademark of Corticchiato’s style, I personally think he’s particularly good in “revisiting” the classic French opulence with a shady Mediterranean feel. At the very heart of Fougère Bengale lies a powerful, incredibly aromatic, thick and warm herbal-tobacco accord comprising nuances of hay, licorice, aniseed. A light floral breeze provides the right amount of liveliness and “fresh air”, together with a sweet and graceful tea note (perfectly melting with licorice) and a subtle yet detectable mint-balsamic feel. Fantastic drydown rich in tobacco and, again, sweet-balsamic nuances of licorice and aniseed, just more woodier, overall quite dark but still with a touch of floral grace. I feel the tribute to fougères too, although this is not a fougère at all and has quite nothing to do with traditional fougères – I only think it’s more a matter of small subtle echoes (tobacco, woods, lavender, herbs...). Evidently close to some Lutens works as well, like other scents by Parfum d’Empire, but somehow more austere, more green, and also more simple. Honestly I don’t think the materials are that great here (just a feel), but Fougère Bengale is overall surely pleasant, refined, rich and sophisticated with its peculiar sort of Mediterranean “gloominesss”. A bit linear, but you won’t get tired of smelling it.

7-7,5/10

Dec
27
2014
freakypirate
freakypirate

Fougere Bengale opens very strong and heavy, dark peppery and almost a bit boozy. Then, the freshness of the ginger appears together with the mint, still very strong. The drydown is gorgeous. Dark, herbal, peppery with a tiny hint of tobacco. I don't get much oakmoss or lavender, the spices win on my skin.

Performance is good: sillage is moderate to heavy and longevity is moderate to long.

I totally fell for this scent trying it out in the store, only to find out that Fragrantica lists it as masculine! What a surprise. I can definitely wear this as a woman, it smells really good on me, not barbershoppish at all. Fougere Bengale reminds me of salty and spicy laurel liquorice on a sweet vanilla base. Yum!

Nov
29
2014
LetThereBeMe
LetThereBeMe

This is without a doubt the most unique fragrance I have ever smelt / tested.
The opening is a blast of fresh tobacco and sun dried hay, followed by aniseed, which isn't listed in the notes above but very prominent on me.

I don't get any lavender or mint, nor the ginger :(
Though the tea note and curry leaves come through after while.
A wholly savoury experience and I'm smitten!

Its spice heaven.

The longevity is phenomenal, on my skin. 10 hrs plus..
Soon, it shall be mine!

Sep
18
2014
CGV
CGV

This fragrance is very special. It tickles the senses in my mind and transports me somehow onto another leve of being. Also, it evokes memories of long gone sunday family lunches of chicken curry and the entire atmosphere which was sooooo nice. Despite the foody character its still a wearable scent if you can and want to make your own statement about it. The moss, the honeyed tobacco and vanilla are perfectly pairing up with the curry note which for me dominates in this scent. Masterpiece for amazing sillage and incredible lasting power! Bravo!

Aug
08
2014
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

Barbershop and aquatic wrote a couple reviewers? Puzzling!! This is a mystery all the way. A ton of patch,hay,ginger and tobacco. I was surprised that hours into the scent I got a slight green tea note. The vanilla is at a minimum but it gives it a slightly sweet vibe. Overall it's a smoky,dry scent with exceptional longevity and sillage. I have never smelled anything remotely close to this PDE should get more praise!!

May
15
2014
stephan
stephan

It has more projection than the reformulated Sables. Is is also more complex, a little bit sweeter, I think it is the tobacco note. I think this is more bottle worthy than Sables because of the projection. Sables is not half as good as it was before reformulation.

Apr
23
2014
Scentmad
Scentmad

thanks chaps, the notes look fantastic. I wear some masculines (in fact I wear A Taste Of Heaven by Kilian - I didn't even realise it wasn't a unisex)

Apr
10
2014
ian85
ian85

I know women who wear it. And who love it, due to the twist in the middle notes, with a "pain d'épice" note (sorry, I don't know how to say it in english...). Have a try!

Apr
09
2014
kiviivi
kiviivi

My first answer: Scentmad sorry but no this is definitely masculine fragrance

but after re thinking i can imagine women wearing this, - i mean women with strong dominant personality

Apr
09
2014
Scentmad
Scentmad

Could a woman wear this?

Apr
08
2014
kiviivi
kiviivi

TAMARIND this a smells like fudie TAMARIND and dirty
patchouli in dry down.

By smelling this EPIC fragrance you can rely feel like being inside of Forest of Bengal and its high humidity ,acidy rooting leaves, sour and sweet overripe exotic fruits, mixed with smell of sweat, leather, smell of tiger dangerously close to your caravan. Don't expect this fragrance to be light and airy its full bodied ,manly, long lasting, dangerous, and Very personal.

Apr
08
2014
jreily88
jreily88

I agree with Colin. This smells nothing like a barbershop, at least not the typical one you would go into here in the United States. That being said, I just got a sample of this and all I can say is, WOW! I haven't worn it to see how long it lasts on my skin, but considering the prices for Parfum D'Empire fragrances are pretty good, I might just get me a bottle of this stuff in the future.

Mar
27
2014
ms rochambeau
ms rochambeau

This is a little too pale, minty and aquatic for my tastes, but it's not a bad scent at all if you like those kinds of notes. I just wish that there was more tobacco and I'm not getting any of my beloved oakmoss. I can see the barbershop references totally, and it's not a bad thing, but I'm afraid that that reference may make women shy away from trying this when they shouldn't. Personnally, I think that placing scents squarely in masculine and feminine categories is getting a little outdated and senseless. If it works for you you should wear it. My friend (a guy) accidentally grabbed my vintage Norell edp because I had it sitting too close to the tray of "masculine" scents that I own and he, not looking closely, mistook it for Guerlain vetiver. He shrugged it off and went on out the door. When he came back later he was hooked and now he purposely grabbs the Norell from time to time, especially since he receives compliments.

Feb
12
2014
CLevol
CLevol

To enjoy this fragrance more, you really have to wait an half our(or wear it during sport or fitness..);
you will experience a great surprise of a mouthwatering tonka bean, vanilla, tobacco and mint mix!!
This "surprise" is the total opposite of the hard and very masculine opening of this perfume (the "barbershop")!
Wow; I had already put Fougere Bengale in my "swaplist" because i was forgotten this great mix of notes.

Feb
03
2014
angel6
angel6

Smell like a barber shop, I think would be suitable for a man.i Did not like it at all. Next.

Jan
15
2014
carlosrafael
carlosrafael

A syrup bomb that I'm slowly getting to like...

Fougere Bengale to me is not really a fougere if that is what Parfum D' Empire has intended to portray by the name. A fougere it's my understanding evokes the essence of ferns, accompanied by top notes of lavender, oakmoss and woods. Other than the oakmoss and a light woody feel, I don't smell the lavender and fern-like scents that would make FB meet the classic definition of a fougere. However, if you do get these scents (not all noses are alike), I guess it is a fougere, but one with a more modern take. I categorize it as a sweet and spicy aromatic fragrance.

FB is an aromatic syrup of sweetness. It opens up strong. When I first apply it, it reminds me of that 7 Syrups Cough & Cold medicine that my grandmother used to give me to combat cold when I was a kid, which was very syrupy, cloyingly sweet, and thick...like molasses. The tobacco and tea are very present also.

As my skin swallows the strongest perfumes like a sponge absorbs water, the strength of FB begins to tone done on me quickly. After 30 minutes it becomes more elegant, softer, attractive and tamed...more easy going. This is when FB stops smelling like 7 Syrups and becomes something you can actually wear more socially (not sure if everybody would like FB during its syrupy stage). FB becomes woodier and semi-sweet (as opposed to cloying sweet)...the tobacco and tea are still there...a tinge of patchouli becomes apparent also after a while...a little Tonka and vanilla spice are detectable...the whole fragrance now becomes truly enjoyable.

The more I use it, the more I discover that FB is truly a great fragrance...one just has to give time to all the ingredients to settle and become harmonious to appreciate what a wonderful fragrance this is...be patient and don't go by the first 7-Syrup impression because you might miss something truly good...

I find FB to be on the masculine side. Women may try it, but I think it may not go well with most of them.

Projection and silage are above average.

9/10

Jan
06
2014
s.alswayeq
s.alswayeq

ان يمر فصل الشتاء ولم تخض غمار هذا العطر فقج فقدت الكثير من الاستمتاع والدفء اذاوكما قيل لكل زمان دولة ورجال فان لكل زمان عطر ورجل واثق ، لن اضيف المزيد فاخي المعلق قبلي ابدع في وصف العطر عطر مفعم بالرجوله قدم التبغ بابهى صورة تتقبلها عطر سمكوكي سبايسي منعش عشبي عير مزعج.
اذا احببت عطر ذا ون من دولتشي اند جابانا سيعجبك هذا العطر لان دولتشي نوتة التبغ فيه بارزة ولكن طبعا هذا العطر مميز بشكل كبير بدايته قد تجعلك تتفاجأ ولكن ثق بي العطر يحتاج وقت وجهد حتى تتقبله وبعشق، هذه هي العطور المميزه من وجهة نظري ان تجد فيها بعض التعقيد مما يجعلك
تتفحها حتى تتخذ قراراك
يستحق الاقتناء
يرجى التجربة قبل الشراء.

Jan
02
2014
ian85
ian85

Three options : you love it, you hate it, you're attracted by this strange combo.
I choose the first one; I've got it and I love it, even if I prefer Sables, by Annick Goutal.
Not old school at all, but a different and daring way to wear a "fougère avatar", as if european barbershop windows (due to lavander and mint) were opening on a dry and warm african savannah (due to hay and tabacco)... Close your eyes, smell the air... You're gone, far away.
Very good projection and longevity.
Bravo Marc Antoine! 9 / 10

Dec
01
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

SWEET & SAVORY

I did not read the reviews or note breakdown before sampling this cacophony. My initial impression was some type of exotic gourmand. Could not put my nose on anything specific. I was enjoying sniffing it for a few hours - trying to unravel this unusual scent.

Finally read some reviews and realized why I had such a hard time. We're all over the map here -

Curry? Yes, indeed. Got that.
Fresh hay? Yep.
Damp hay? Got that too.
Maple Bacon? Yessiree.
Grandma's 80's hairspray? Believe or not - it's there.

I don't love it or hate it. But I did enjoy the mystery.

Oct
10
2013
nizzagirl
nizzagirl

well, to be honest - an ultimate UGH. very old fashioned sirupy tabacco.

Oct
04
2013
prot72
prot72

When the fragrance can be called a good one? Actually I don't know, but in my opinion to be classify as well done the fragrance has to belong to the unusual group and everyone can interpret it in a different way and feel impressed even don't like it at all. F. Bengale is like that. It has many different souls that can be visible individually only on the skin of certain people. This is probably the reason of so many different reviews here. On me F. Bengale starts with huge dose of wet and rotten hay, so different. Than for hours spices from Chinese bazaar or spice shop dominate followed by dry woods that reminds freshly shaved pencil. This effect best describes the heart of F. Bengale. Two years ago I spent a week in Taipei and I visited many spice-pharmacy stores where tons of herbs, spices, dry insects, and other creatures were tightly packed from the ground to the top of rooms. F. Bengale smells exactly like these stores - 100% identity. And I love it. F. Bengale is also very powerful and extremely long lasting fragrance that takes you to the Far East for hours.

Sep
03
2013
new friend
new friend

Fougere Bengale Parfum d`Empire for men
عطر فوجير بنجال من بارفام دي امباير للرجال والنساء

لطالما بحثت عن عطر تغلب عليه نوتة التوباكو وليس تبغ السجائر
ودائما ما كان الأمر يأتي مخيبا لتصوري عما أريد
فإما أن يكون العطر تغلب عليه نوتة الكراميل والسكريات بشكل يثير "من وجهة نظري" التنفير والاشمئزاز
أو أن تغلب عليه نوتات بودرية ناعمة مسكية أو فانيليا أو عنبرية.
أو ياتي ممزوجا بالحمضيات مع الأزهار بشكل يثير التناقض.
لكن عطرنا هذا ليس له مثيل لمحبي نوتة التوباكو الخالصة.

والآن دعونا نتحدث عن هذه التوليفة الرائعة لذلك المحترف الماكر مارك أنطوني
لا يجب أن تخدعك نوتات العطر المكتوبة بالمواقع التي أوردت تفاصيل هذا العطر

فالافتتاحية كما هو مذكور تتألف من: المنتول + الزنجبيل + الشاي + اللافندر.
أوافقك أنك في البداية أنك قد تلحظ بشيء من التدقيق وجود اللافندر الذي ساعد على ظهوره بعض الشيء وجود المنتول إلى جواره.
ولكن سرعان ما يهجم التوباكو القوي ليسحق وبقوة هذه الرائحة ويجعلها في الخلفية بعيدا
ومما أظهر التوباكو بهذا الشكل الساحق وجود قش التبن الطازج الجديد الحصاد قوي الرائحة كحليف لا يفارقه على الدوام.
وأعتقد أنه لا يمكن أن يدعم رائحة التوباكو شيء كهذا الذي استخدمه مارك أنطوني وهو (قش التبن الطازج)
انه حتما شيء غريب وربما يثير الاندهاش بعض الشيء
ولكن الرائحة بهذا الشكل ستكون قوية ومثيرة للانتباه بدرجة لا مثيل لها
وقد لعب هذا الثنائي (التوباكو + قش التبن) في ظهور رائحة الشاي لتقارب النكهات
واصبح الزنجبيل الموجود في الافتتاحية مجرد وقود عطري للابقاء على قوة هذا المزيج.
ومن وجهة نظري فإن الافتتاحية والقلب متداخلان بشكل كبير.
إذ لم يتبق من مكونات القلب سوى الفلفل فقط، وهذا أيضا يعد وجوده فقط مكملا للزنجبيل الموجود في الافتتاحية وذلك لاستمرار وجود الوقود العطري القوي النكهة إذا ما خفت وجود الزنجبيل قليلا.
القلب المكون من : (التوباكو + قش التبن + الفلفل) كعادة جميع أغلب عطور هذه الدار هو شخصية العطر، مع عدم الاعتداد بالفلفل إلا كوقود عطري كما ذكرت.
وتبقى الغلبة دائما للحليفين: "للتوباكو + قش التبن"
حتما سيجعلك مارك أنطوني تنتظر طويلا حتى تلمح رائحة طحلب السنديان الترابية الرطبة التي ستشعرك بوجودك داخل مزرعة كبيرة لشجيرات التوباكو وملقى عليها كميات هائلة من قش التبن الطازج.
ويأتي وجود حبوب التونكا استمرارا لوجود عنصر من التوابل القوية لمداومة وجود الوقود العطري على طوال نوتات العطر الثلاثة: "الزنجبيل في الافتتاحية، والفلفل في القلب" وها هي حبوب التونكا في القاعدة.
ثم الفانليا: يا له من بارع حيث استفاد من ادخال الفانيليا في القاعدة لتعطي لمحة سكرية خافتة غير مزعجة بل وتميل للشعور بالراحة عقب هذا الصخب العطري الممتد لساعات طويلة.
وأخيرا البتشولي: ليزداد العطر قوة وعمقا وغموضا، وليساند البتشولي طحلب السنديان في الشعور بوجودك على هذه الأرض في وقت الحصاد حينما تختلط رائحة العشب والنباتات برائحة الأرض الترابية الرطبة.
العطر بشكل عام هو أفضل عطر مر بي يحمل عبق ونكهة التوباكو بشكله الطبيعي القوي الصارخ
دون خروج عن هذا المضمون.
العطر شتوي بامتياز، يصعب استخدامه في الأجواء الحارة.
لا أتخيل أن العطر يصلح لارتداء العنصر النسائي فهو ذكوري جدا
الثبات والفوحان كعادة هذه الدار قويان جدا
فقد يمتد العطر على الملابس الشتوية لقرابة الأسبوع
أنصح بالتجربة وربما لعدة مرات قبل اتخاذ القرار بشراء واقتناء هذا العطر الاسطوري المذهل

Aug
19
2013
Roge'
Roge'

....and why don't you own a fragrance from the house of Parfum d'Empire? They create some of the most brain challenging fragrances that you can find. Even if you don't like their creations, you have to respect the medley of scents in how they are concocted. I'm really digging Fougere Bengale. Who would ever thought that hay could smell so good? The hay serves its purpose of the perfect hypeman to the leading tobacco. The aforementioned notes in conjunction with the mint, produces a pungent but piney delight(some people get curry). In reality, so many different accords hits you at once. No one is incorrect in what they depict. As with most Parfum d'Empire fragrances, the longevity is 8+ hours. This is easily a Love/Hate fragrance.

Aug
10
2013
redsuedekitten
redsuedekitten

This is one very interesting fragrance. It may even be groundbreaking. I don't like it however. It's overtly savoury, with a hint of sour, and is "masculine" in the extreme. The immortelle is strong, and this perfume highlights the "curry" aspects of this note, rather than the sweet maple aspects that immortelle can also display. The lavender is well blended, but the tobacco rather overwhelming. I sprayed this on a tester card 2 1/2 weeks ago, and I can still smell it, that's how strong it is!

Jul
01
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Parfum D'Empire Fougere Bengale is out of the ordinary and richly rewarding, presenting a rather savory Oriental sweet take on a Fougere (fern-like) scent. I caught a brief minty note and then the top and middle are a lovely blend of immortelle, sweet tobacco, ginger, and black tea. I also thought I smelled a salty note near the top that was intriguing. The general impression is rich, slightly sweet, savory, complex, mildly spicy, seductive. The base is patchouli and vanilla, well balanced by something more austere, presumably oakmoss. Strength and longevity are excellent and yes definitely unisex.

It is strange that Fougere Bengale does not list immortelle among the notes since it is a major part of the top and middle. It is not nearly as dominant as in Annick Goutal Sables though, so if you like immortelle but not straight up, give this a try.

From my experience, Parfum D'Empire deserves status as a second Serge Lutens; their scent craftwork is similarly impeccable and creative. Bravo Marc-Antoine Corticchiato!

May
26
2013
puncturedbicycle
puncturedbicycle

I get the tobacco and that savoury curry leaf note, but more than anything this smells like Elnett hairspray. Not necessarily a bad thing but for me the associations (Grandma and the 80s) are too strong to overcome.

Mar
29
2013
meama
meama

11) Sables indiens
Dans le genre de Sables c'est une version rafraichie qui va directement à l'essentiel mais n'est toujours pas à mettre sous chaque nez.
Je trouve ce parfum très comparable à Sables car il y a le même travail sur l'immortelle, il est moins évolutif mais je me trompe peut être étant donné que ce que pensait être de l'immortelle est un mélange de foin-patchouli-tabac, moins brûlé comme du sirop d'érable, plus un tabac à pipe, mais il a une plus grande clarté, plus facile à porter et surtout beaucoup plus épicé-indien.
Une durée de vie gigantesque et une excellente projection.
Encore une grande réussite de ce merveilleux nez qu'est Marc-Antoine Corticchiato auquel je ne peux même pas reprocher une seule création médiocre.

In the kind of Sables (Annick Goutal) is a refreshed version that goes directly to the point but is still not for every noses.
I find this fragrance very similar to Sables because there is the same work on the immortelle, it is less evolving but I may be mistaken as the immortelle would be here a mixture of hay patchouli tobacco, less burned like a maple syrup but more like pipe tobacco, it has greater clarity, easier to wear and a lot more spicy (but not like a curry neither).
Huge lasting power and excellent projection.
Another great success of this wonderful Nose that is Marc-Antoine Corticchiato which I can not even blame one poor creation.

Mar
07
2013
aristocrat
aristocrat

Without shadow of a doubt this is the most repulsive "fragrance" that my olfactory sensory neurons have ever had the misfortune to encounter!!...
It really does smell like the lingering smell of stale curry and overflowing cigarette ashtrays.
Why anyone would want to smell of this is beyond me!
I think the peculiar note of hay may have been the straw the broke the camel's back... if you'll parton the pun!!.. Interestingly my best friend thought it reminded him of a health food store. He was welcome to this yucky yucky purchase!

Jan
17
2013
Jayne58
Jayne58

I really don't like immortelle, but this is one of the more acceptable compositions where it plays a dominant role. I certainly like it far more than the sickly sweet Sables. FB is quite a salty, savoury smelling perfume and is interesting and unusual but a sample is enough. I can admire the skill with which difficult ingredients have been balanced but I don't think this is something I will reach for often.

May
04
2012
nada
nada

ahhh, curry leaves, deffinetelly. I am not fan of curry:) but i love this perfume. Love the way spices are arranged in this. And I agree with those saying this unisex perfume.

Sep
19
2011
alfarom
alfarom

Curry, ginger and Helichrysum (Immortelle) with lavender on top. I suspect the curry not being actually present but just being recalled by the everlasting flowers that in some specific context may assume a culinary/spicy feel. Tobacco and hints of vanilla in the base joined by oakmoss. Nice and well orchestrated with just a touch of sweetness but when it comes to immortelle, I still perfer stronger compositions a-la Sables.

Not exactly a fougere, more of a fougere-like.

Rating: 7/10

Sep
18
2011
kdlehr
kdlehr

my first thought on this one was how much i disliked it the opening was just horrible to me. Too much tobacco reminding me of old man I have now tried it again and guess what , its one of my favorite D'Empire
I love ambre russe and azyade but this one is such a surprise on my second try and I couldn't tell you why.
i just love it now

Sep
12
2011
guest_janali
guest_janali

it turned out this is my favourite Parfum d´Empire - and I don´t quite understand why it is labeled masculine? It should be at least unisex, albeit I find it perfectly feminine, gourmand, sweeeet, I even don´t detect any of the typical fougére notes:)

Oct
07
2010
veruska
veruska

Another one that took me awhile to like, but in the end i understood.I now find it an enveloping ginger-patchouli combo with a dusting of strong dry pepper.Nice! Strangely in the far drydown it smells like clean sheets.Oh! and unfortunately i do'nt find anything even remotely animalic on it.

Jan
13
2009
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

Oh!I admire Bengale. It's one best virile parfumes.I think, so smells Robert Retford on film "Send- of ex Africa". This sniff, imo,detached romantic loving nature.In it: herbs, tobacco, pepper. Smelling cool, sweet lavender and oriental, sharp, but warm - almost beastliness smell. Oh!

Aug
02
2008

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