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A fragrant tribute to the world of Rugby

Updated: Jan 13

Discover how the creation of a perfume has been inspired by the spirit of Rugby...

The Gentleman champion

Jour de Gloire No9 Rugby fragrance sport pitch green grass

Shanghai, a Sunday afternoon in the late 1930s...

Sipping my Pink Gin I breathe from the terrace of the club house the earthy autumn scents. The China Sea breeze caresses the green grass of the sports fields before vanishing through the cypress trees. The Shanghai Rugby Football Club is a joyful place where the local elite comes to socialize and escape from the city life.

The terrace is now crowded as the sun sinks in the golden west. The noise and fervour of victory saturate the atmosphere! As captain of our Rugby team I propose a toast to our new title as Champions of the Autumn Tournament. This evening our team is the pride of our club! We all look so proud smoking cigars in our black evening suits!

I negotiate my way through the noisy crowd to the lounge bar. Seated on a red velvet sofa a young lady dressed in a silver evening gown. She smokes elegantly with a long cigarette holder in a pensive way. She is most beautiful and seems almost inaccessible.

“ Do you mind if I sit by you? ”

“ Please do! You must be very tired out after this tough game! ”

I did not realise that this encounter was going to change the course of my life...

gentlemen rugby players smoking cigare black tie

Photography Credit: Simon Drakeford, author of " It's a Rough Game but Good Sport: The Life, Times and Personalities of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club "

Jour de Gloire No9 fragrance vintage illustration 1930s parfum perfumes

Jour de Gloire N°9

Jour de Gloire N°9, signed by French nez Bertrand Duchaufour, is a fougère fresh and spicy fragrance. It is a vivid and elegant fragrant interpretation of the short story "The Gentleman champion".

The green twist of grass and earth of the Rugby pitch, the tonic and joyful blend of aromatic, spicy and fresh notes of Pink Gin, the warm hay notes of tobacco and woody smell of cypress trees...

The architecture of Jour de Gloire N°9 is sophisticated, structured and perfectly balanced.

A fresh and aromatic sillage, powerful and energizing. A spicy and luminous heart, a wind of freedom towards exotic shores. Woody, herbaceous and earthy base notes, a true escape to nature!

No wonder why Jour de Gloire N°9 is the gentleman's perfect companion for a weekend of sport with friends followed by an elegant cocktail party in town! A resolutely masculine fragrance that smells great on a sporting woman!

olfactive pyramid Rugby perfume "jour de gloire" No9 "jean de folleville" "pyramide olfactive"

Did you know?

Fougère, pronounced « foo-shair », means fern in French. The name of the fougère fragrance family refers to Fougère Royale, a perfume created by Paul Parquet in 1882, that revolutionized men's perfumery in its time.

It was the first fragrance to include the synthetic note of coumarin (derived from tonka bean) which scent varies from green grassy to sweet almond and tobacco. Fougère fragrances still remain today the most popular style of fragrances for men.

Fern fougère nature green forest perfume

Classic fougères typically feature bergamot (fresh), lavender (aromatic), geranium (floral, green, aromatic), vetiver (earthy, woody), oakmoss (earthy) and coumarin (herbal, sweet) notes. Modern Fougères, such as Jour de Gloire N°9, are characterized by additional woody, green, herbal, spicy and even floral notes.

A complete fragrance wardrobe should always include a fougère perfume!

Jour de Gloire No9 perfume shanghai vintage "jean de folleville" rugby

Made in France

Jour de Gloire N°9 is exclusively produced in France in cooperation with the French fragrance company Technicoflor.

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