Refreshed by a mojito accord (rum, mint and lime), this suave blond tobacco is enhanced with the liqueur-like richness of immortelle and the hay/almond facets of liatrix and tonka bean.A smooth oriental leather rubbed with rich amber deepens this tawny palette.
It is against this thrilling backdrop that Frapin cognacs were rewarded for their excellence. Pierre Frapin received the gold medal from Gustave Eiffel himself. Mr Eiffel used his genius to create indestructible store houses for Mr Frapin
If cognac was born to travel, it is because the delicate wine of the Charente couldn’t stand the trip. The precious bottles could withstand long journeys aboard the merchant ships that carried it all over the world, bringing back spices and precious woods from their far-flung destinations.
Against this backdrop, some of the most characteristic aromas of cognac conjure an evocative setting. The warm Christmas smell of tangerine spiked with cloves. The burning spices in a glass of rum. The smoothness of a leather armchair or of a jacket worn soft by years of love. A whiff of night-time forest through an open window…
As the poet chose scathing words to write a nice punchy poem, perfumer Anne-Sophie Behaghel grabbed violent and bitter materials to tell the mystery. She dares the strength of a tyrannical rose that rout before driving the spell.
Re-orchestrated by Sidonie Lancesseur, its warm-hued palette runs from golden pineapple to candied orange, ambery raisins, purple prunes and russet hazelnuts to the roasted duskiness of cocoa and coffee. Facets of vanilla and smoky guaiac wood evoke an outbreak of vine branches in the fireplace...
It is to François Rabelais, the most illustrious member of the dynasty, that the house of Frapin has dedicated L’Humaniste, a fragrance as bracing and limpid as the curious, open minds of Renaissance men. Its playful ‘gin’ accord is a wink to Rabelaisian humour and to the oracle of the Divine Bottle consulted by Pantagruel.