Smells very different, kind of vintage guerlain style. Instead of tanka beans there is a strong amber base that dominates. Nice to own but I prefer the original.
Congrats on your purchase!
I only bothered to smell FOUGERE ROYALE at Neiman Marcus last week and it has been haunting me ever since. It started out "odd smelling" but not bad. As the day wore on the aroma wafting from my wrist just got better and better. This was for the EdP.
I do believe it will be my next fragrance purchase.
Was the perfume sample possibly a national promo item or was it just a gift from a nice salesperson?