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One day in Paris in 1775 a young Jean-Francois Houbigant aged 23, hung a hand painted sign of a basket of flowers over his little shop at No 19 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and from this humble beginning the house of Houbigant rose to become the most famous French perfumery of all time.

Josephine, the future Empress of France, used to buy her perfumes at Houbigant even before she married Napoleon. Napoleon himself liked to drench himself
with Eau de Toilette and on May 17th 1815 when he only had three months in which to raise an army, he still found time to shop at Houbigant. The bill of sale is part of the perfumer’s unique history collection.

In 1880 Houbigant was acquired by perfumer Paul Parquet, who was the first perfumer to use exciting new synthetics in his fragrance creations. He was the creator of the fougere fragrance called Houbigant Fougere Royale, the world's first scent to use a synthetic - 'courmarin'.

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Fougere Royale

Fougere Royale 100ml Eau de Parfum Originally created by Houbigant owner and chief perfumer Paul Parquet, Fougère Royale was the first “fougère” (or fern-like) perfume ever created, establishing a completely new fragrance family which remains today the most popular family in men’s fragrances...