Fougère Bouquet

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Tallow version of the soap contains Donkey Milk

“…smell like when you’re wearing a hand-tailored tuxedo at a baccarat tournament in Monaco…” /u/chevro1et

Clean, crisp and fresh scent. Inviting mix of sweet and spicy.  Not cloying and overpowering. Damp, green and earthy.  The scent blooms while lathering.  The clean scent lingers post shave.

A complex blend of essential oils and fragrance oils with main notes of oakmoss, lavender and bergamot and secondary notes of sandalwood, cedar and other woody notes.  The base notes include coumarin, tonka bean, oakmoss, musk and ambergris. Synthetic versions of musk, ambergris, oakmoss are used in the blend.

Atranol free Veramoss is used instead of Oakmoss.  Atranol is a chemical found in natural Oakmoss which has been found to be an allergen.

Contains 4 oz or 114 grams of soap.

Contains no parabens, no chemical sulfates, and no dyes in the tallow and vegan versions.

Coconut oil is not used in the tallow version.

Warning: Discontinue use if there is a reaction or if irritation occurs.


Earn up to 26 Points Points.

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Product Description

Made with high quality ingredients including Donkey Milk, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Shea Butter for added post shave benefits. Vegan does not contain Donkey Milk.  Vegan includes Soybean Glycerides and Shea Butter Unsaponifiables with Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Shea Butter.  Hops Extract is incorporated into the formulation as a soothing natural extract for relief of skin inflammation and skin redness.

Please refer the ingredients for more information.

Result: produce a cushiony and protective lather with glide and consistency. Provides glide and cushion for more than one pass – With the Grain (WTG), Across the Grain (XTG) and Against the Grain (ATG). Works well with or without a pre-shave oil.

It’s a soft soap and less chalky and can be mashed into a cup or a shaving mug for loading of the brush. The soap is slick and the enables the razor to glide on your face or other shaving area. The cushiony lather provides protection for the skin from the sharp blade or razor while shaving. It can be lathered using palm, bowl or face lather after loading the brush.

It comes in a 6 oz plastic jar containing 4 oz of shaving soap.  The jar has enough room for easy loading of the brush.

Vegan Version

Potassium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Potassium Mango Stearate, Sodium Mango Stearate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyquaternium-10, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Soybean Glycerides, Shea Butter Unsaponifiables, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Linalool, Citral, Amyl Cinnamyl, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol

Tallow Version

Potassium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Aqua, Donkey Milk, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Lanolin, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Linalool, Citral, Amyl Cinnamyl, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol

6 reviews for Fougère Bouquet

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dan (verified owner)

    -The aromatic or soapy barbershop scent is too strong (Maybe dihydromyrcenol)

    -Base scent is very good

    -Thirsty soap but not a big deal

    -Still trying to find the medium point of lather

    -Very close and good shave and with good cushioning

    -Good postshave moisturizing

    -Overall a very good soap and the best I’ve tried, among MdC, Barrister & Mann, Caties Bubbles, Strop Shoppe, and Tiki’s. I will buy more and waiting for more scents to come out, good job.

    Jan 14, 2015

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    from /u/Avastz

    …The soap to which I was to hinge my daily elation on was none other than WhollyKaw’s Fougere Bouquet. I’ve been meaning to write a review of this for a long while, but with the combination of reviews that popped up, and my ability to completely forget about things it just didn’t happen. I think now is a great time and will serve as a good spring board into this journey….

    …That said, I think I’m honest about what things can be improved upon and I try to look at everything objectively, as much as possible.
    …We all know (or we all should know) how great they are. How tightly they compare to MdC, and how much care he puts into crafting them. Potentially long story short: if you haven’t tried WhollyKaw, you really should. Incredible lather, great slickness and cushion, and extremely carefully crafted scents. Post-face feel, especially if you don’t use a moisturizing aftershave, does leave a little bit to be desired. It’s not awful, it doesn’t try out, but it doesn’t leave the soft feeling that some soaps do.
    Scent: Fougere Bouquet is without a question my favorite fougere that I’ve encountered. I’m not nearly as experienced as many of our fine resident frag-heads, but I have decent experience with a number of our artisan’s fougeres, and this one is the best in my opinion. It opens with a great, light citrus note that really gives it a “crisp” feel. It then transforms into what I described to /u/goodthingstolife [4] as a “airy, more natural” feeling, and he informed me that that was the herbaceous side of it, with roman chamomile and lavender. Compared to the likes of Topanga Fougere (which is a scent I’m also very fond of), it seems bright and fresh where LASSCo’s version is, to my nose, a bit more earthy while still maintaining a certain lightness to it.
    Fougere Bouquet finishes with a very smooth, amber and mossy type scent that makes for a well rounded, soft completion that allows the bright citrus and herbs to still mingle.
    Really awesome stuff, you should get it. Also, the packaging has changed to a much classier black with white lettering. Even though I never minded the original.

    Jan 21, 2015

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jen – ladyshaver (verified owner)

    WhollyKaw’s Fougère Bouquet is not my first shave soap, but it is my first fougère. Honestly, I don’t really know what technically makes it such – I’d never heard the word before I started wet shaving – but I do know that it has one of the most extraordinary scents I’ve ever come across.

    I’d say the website description for it is dead on. It’s fresh, it’s earthy, it’s light but lingers throughout the day. I tend to like more masculine scents but it isn’t just masculine; it’s complex and versatile and I think it would work for anybody. On a personal level, I find it incredibly warm and familiar and that’s what really puts it over the top for me.

    Scent is pretty subjective but performance is much less so. WhollyKaw more than holds its own against all the other soaps I’ve tried. It lathers easily and my legs and underarms feel well protected during the shave and smooth after. I do follow up with a moisturizer, but that’s out of habit more than necessity, as well as a spritz of the matching aftershave splash (as a fragrance more than a post shave treatment) to keep the scent with me longer.

    I’m still discovering new soaps, so I like to try a new one every time I shave, but I find myself reaching for Fougère Bouquet often. The fragrance is comforting and the lather is luxurious and I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation. WhollyKaw has something special here – it’s easily at the top of my favorites list.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hani (verified owner)

    Well to start with, the fulfilment rate and the speed at which the product has arrived at my door step is quite impressive, no lag or delays. Let alone, a very simple and easy to navigate and order through homepage.

    AS for the Fougere, the first time i opened the container, thought hmmm. sandalwoodish.. (not a sandalwood fan. yet i realised i was wrong).. and thought “ok of a scent.
    Then i prepped, and lathered.. Oh Dear Lord..!… despite trying out quite a lot of soaps.. hi end or not.. artisan or not.. this is quite a treat!!!
    The ease of lather.. very very easy to lather..
    The cushion and slickness… pretty darn impressive be it using a straight or a double edge…
    The post shave feel … is just well.. BEYOND impressive.. despite reading other reviews.. i tend to disagree.. the post shave feel is darn impressive and I haven’t dried my face yet!!..
    A standard lather easily was enough for 4+ passes.. and still more lather!..

    As for the scent.. I have left till end intentionally.. I was so wrong.. at every end of pass.. i would wash and wait to face lather.. the scent is unbelievable.. Yes, i can compare to other fougeres out there.. but I am quite impressed, and loved the scent..

    Thank you Wholly Kaw for such a great product, seems my next product is the Lav sublime based on the samples i received!.. can’t wait..

    Yes.. a much much much recommended product…

  5. Nathanael L.

    So So good

    I picked up this soap because I initially loved the rebranding effort, and also because of the reviews of others. I bloomed the soap for my first shave(not needed by the way), and upon lathering, I got this amazing melted marshmallow goodness that was the slickest, thickest, and most bubble free lather I’ve ever had. Everyone needs to try this soap at least once. Post shave was moisturizers, and residual slickness was enough to do a 2/3 pass with ease. Cannot recommend this soap highly enough. It’s a top 3 all time soap for me.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Cardascia (verified owner)

    I previously owned this soap in the Vegan version and recently bought it again in the tallow version. Wholly Kaw’s tallow soaps are fantastic. This soap has great cushion and glide, In addition, it has a great post-shave face feel! This is one of the best Fougere soaps on the market today!

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