Frapin

Frapin

Frapin

Frapin

The quintessence of land and time. Of sensuality and emotion. Of French know-how and art de vivre…

Since 1270, the artisanal, family-owned Frapin has been refining its methods of producing cognac, controlling each step of the process, a quality-driven approach which yields some of the best cognacs in the world. It is to extend this approach and to underline the relationship between two exceptional crafts epitomizing the greatest traditions of French luxury that we have decided to offer scents inspired by our cognacs, our history and our land.

Cognac and perfume share profound affinities. Both intoxicate our senses; their common fragrances – dried fruit, flowers, spices, wood, vanilla… – can both flatter the palate or adorn skin.

But it is in the art of assembling aromas that the connection between the two elixirs most fully expresses itself. Just as the cellar master assembles eaux-de-vie whose character he has painstakingly crafted to compose his drinkable fragrances, the perfumer selects essences whose every nuance he masters to fashion his liquid poems.

After all, the quintessence of luxury is taking the time to create beauty. And to enjoy it.

Frapin 1697

Price ZAR2,980.00

A tribute to the year Louis XIV gave his apothecary Pierre Frapin the right to bear a coat of arms. Spice-lashed rum, boozy dried fruit and a floral bouquet soaked in a rich wood, amber and leather base disclose the secret accord between the perfumes you drink and those you wear…

Speakeasy

Price ZAR2,300.00

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.

Passion Boisée

Price ZAR2,300.00

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…  

Frapin 1270

Price ZAR2,300.00

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...

L`Humaniste

Price ZAR2,300.00

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.

The Orchid Man

Price ZAR2,300.00

The Orchid Man was a nickname of the French boxer Georges Carpentier, who was a multi-talented person. After the boxing ring, he took to the stage. Carpentier the showman went from Paris to Hollywood. He experienced the heights of Wall Street and then its collapse...  

Laskarina

Price ZAR2,300.00

Amélie Bourgeois rose to the challenge of finding the notes for such a strong-willed perfume. She built a floral, spicy jus, gentle yet feisty, reflecting the paradox of Laskarina. You could say it embodies the iron fist in a velvet glove. Starting off on fresh, sweet notes, it ends on unyielding accords of pepper and amber

Isle Of Man

Price ZAR2,300.00

“Isle of Man” is a resolutely masculine fragrance, a celebration of the fearless and intrepid for those who laugh in the face of death-defying odds. It salutes free spirits and adrenaline addicts who know that truly living means pushing boundaries. You’re never more alive than when life is on the line.