Tom Pease reviews Colognes Fougere, Gentleman's Chypre, Four Thieves and Plantation
Gentleman’s Chypre had me at the get-go with it’s soft and luxuriously powdery opening. Written of as a “dapper debonair detective inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.” I can see that- along with the opening it adds in a glove leather and a touch of ambergris that makes me think of country houses and the Orient Express.
Of these four Fougere was my favorite by far. It opens with a lovely bergamot and green notes and adds in a slightly smoky woods. It does a great dance between sweet/bitter that says to me “classic fougère” and last surprisingly long for both a cologne and a botanical.