fougère

noun

fou·​gère
füˈzher
plural -s
: a fragrance that consists of a blend of several oils or scents (such as lavender, citrus, or moss)

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, fern (probably originally in Fougère Royale, "Royal Fern," a fragrance introduced by the Paris perfume house Houbigant in 1882), from Old French fulgiere, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin filicaria fernbrake, from Latin filic-, filix fern

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“Fougère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foug%C3%A8re. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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