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Recently Bond has been gaining a lot of positive press in the fragrance forums. In particular, Bleecker Street has become a bit of a hot commodity, and through Bleecker, many enthusiasts are discovering their other offerings. Enter Sutton Place, a hypermodern Bond no.9 fragrance with a bottle that won’t give children nightmares. Admittedly, when I first saw the bottle and…

Frapin’s Speakeasy is completely unique – there is nothing else like it. Sticky, humid, and sparkling, the fragrance smells like an expatriate enjoying tropical drink in a Havana bar at dinnertime. Speakeasy’s melancholy yet roguish mood conjures images of the existentialism, bar-hopping, and social dinners of Hemingway’s wonderful The Sun Also Rises. Describing such a scene in the book, Hemingway writes: “It was like certain dinners I remember…

Finally, due to popular demand, Creed has released a new version of Windsor that will be included in their permanent collection. Unfortunately for many, distribution is extremely limited at the moment due to exclusivity arrangements. It’s still difficult to obtain samples, but yours truly has managed to obtain a few samples in order to offer impressions for FragranceDaily. I have now thoroughly…

  My first and only bottle from the house of Frapin, L’Humaniste (“The Humanist”) is one of the few fragrances that truly fits its name. It is to François Rabelais – humanist and prized member of the Frapin dynasty – that this perfume is dedicated. Perfume is a fascinating art. As in the expressive mediums of poetry and painting, perfume offers a…

Frapin’s 1270: The roots of the Frapin family, renowned producers of cognac, can be traced to the year 1270. Unsurprisingly, the house of Frapin decided to pay tribute to this history with a perfume. On my skin, 1270 opens with a blast of booze-saturated pineapple. Perhaps there is some significant reason why the Frapin family history is highlighted with boozy pineapple (royal pineapple?), but…

  Indy Kethdy / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Maybe we’re nuts, but when we at Fragrance Daily think about summer wardrobes, we’re not thinking shorts and flip-flops.  I mean, those things are nice and all, but not essential.  No, we’re mentally lining up our citrusy Annick Goutals and clearing space in our fridge for massive bottles of eaux de cologne.…

“With such name as `Nevermore’”, what did you expect? Nothing light, flowery, uplifting, delicate, gourmand or fruity I hope. You were right. The fragrance starts with pepper, nutmeg and aldehydes – a bit sharp which gives way to the big rose heart. Three roses have been used (Rose Oxid, Rosa Centifolia, Rose Damascena), but they come in heavy and dark with…

‘Paradis Perdu’ is not just a little bit green or quite green – this one is VERY green or should I say wonderfully green. No booze or smoke – not the usual Frapin fare at all (and I don’t mean that negatively – I love Frapin fragrances). I will try and describe ‘Paradis Perdu’ but you really have to try…

  Bahiana by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is an absolute delight from beginning to end. Part of the delight comes from surprise – this is the rare tropical fruity floral that manages to side step all of the “flip-flops and pina colada” associations that usually go along with the genre. It opens on the most realistic note of freshly peeled…

I knew that my first niche fragrance review had to be about Frapin – 1697. I had not heard about Frapin or 1697 before I received a sample one day (thank you Essenza Nobile). Trying it for the first time was amazing. I seriously could not put the test strip down. You know this wonderful moment when the instant decision has been made…

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