Alchemologie Sol de la Foret is a natural perfumer’s take on the classic fougère. This perfume is overflowing with coumarin and herbs – a harmony of bitter and sweet.
Sol de la Foret opens with a cooling artemisia and lavender. It reminds me of absinthe and caramel. Fougères are on a spectrum, varying from light to dark. Sol de la Foret is a dark as a forest during the new moon. The heart introduces a spicy, clove-like carnation floral with a musky sage, still retaining a balance of bitter and sweet.The dry-down radiates warmth with a dry oakmoss and hay – sweet and musky. Overall, the fragrance has a lush vintage feel and to me, this is absolutely gorgeous.
Notes listed include tonka bean, oakmoss, sweet clover, carnation, lavender, clary sage, neroli and ho wood. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Julianne Zaleta
Give Sol de la Foret a try if you love classic fougères. Or if you like perfumes like Aftelier Absinthe (RIP), Ayala Moriel Fougère Classique, LUSH Dirty, CREED Tabarome, DSH Perfumes Pandora and/or Houbigant Fougère Royale. All perfumes are unisex, but Sol de la Foret, being a classic fougère leans more masculine.
Projection is average. Longevity is above average. This is one of the few naturals that lasts and lasts.
Sol de Foret comes in a few sizes with the 1/2 parfum retailing for $100 at Alchemologie.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A classic, dark fougère. If you love tonka bean or oakmoss, you should try this. It’s really good and I’m inspired to try more from this line.
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