Fougère Bengale is among 10 best smelling fragrance I have ever experienced. And when I thought about it, I realized it's the one I have worn most often during this year.
It's amazingly unique. If there ever was a scent that could be called *animalic gourmand*, then this is the one. (Btw, another great one from this house, Aziyade, is also animalic and gourmand at the same time, although that one smells completely different to FB...)
To my nose Fougère Bengale is all about immortelle and civet mixed with traditional fougere accord - lavender, oakmoss and coumarin.
I smell fresh raisins, wet straws, hay, honeyed tobacco, warm fur of some wild animal, paprika powder, hot sand down by the water etc.
It is rich, extremely nuanced and should I say, way too underrated.