Originally Posted by Advocate
I believe that Canoe is a traditional fougere. It smells good, it's easy to find and inexpensive, and ladies have been stealing it from their boyfriends forever.
Does this really
(subjective I know)? Because I think I saw it on a drugstore shelf recently, and I was tempted to buy it just so I'd know what made women want to steal this fragrance from their men. But if it's a crappy reformulation of an old drugstore classic, I won't bother.
This just came to mind: Maja is fougere-like. It definitely has been reformulated, but I've read the reformulation is very pleasant.
My favorite women's fougere: Jean Nate concentrated cologne (not the splash). Everybody thinks it's lemony, but it's really lavender and florals on a tonka/sandalwood base. I love Jean Nate. $12 for a 2 oz. bottle.
I guess I'm on a cheapie jag tonight. Maybe I'll go spray some Tabu or Jean Nate as my SOTE!