Last Friday brought me one interesting conclusions. I tested in this beautiful day 4 perfumes: 2 belonging to the niche line perfumery and 2 from the mainstream perfumes and this proved to be one of those moments in which the conventional fragrances were more persistent compared to their exclusivist rivals. My selection was: Frapin L’Humaniste, CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense, Boucheron Jaipur Homme and Black XS L’Exces for Him Paco Rabanne and the reviews you will be able to read in here next.
Frapin is a famous French producer of cognac, founded in 1270 in Chateau de Fontpinot. The business remained with the founding family for 20 generations and the current owners are Genevieve Frapin and her husband, Max Cointreau. And because the cognac is an excellent companion of perfume, in 2002 a line of fragrance was introduced by Beatrice Cointreau, daughter of the two. The first scent was unisex, called 1270 and represented a tribute to the family tradition.
L’Humaniste was introduced later, in 2009 as a masculine aromatic spicy fragrance, developed by perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur. Reportedly, the source of inspiration for this unique scent is Francois Rabelais, the French Renaissance writer and humanist from the sixteenth century. And similarly with its godfather, L’Humaniste is meant to be a reflection of the currents that defined Humanism among which: independence, liberty and tolerance.
L’Humaniste has a bright start in which you are able to perceive the aroma of bergamot, juxtaposed by a hint of pink pepper and pepper, over which Amalfi lemon and cardamom were employed. Then, in no more than 5 minutes the scent becomes very subtle and the heart is unveiled, made from nutmeg, peony, juniper berries and thyme. In the final part, L’Humaniste becomes more noticeable, thanks to a combination of Tonka bean, oakmoss and gin. Overall, this fragrance is a classic however take into account that it is one that stays close to the skin.
Frapin L’Humaniste Perfume Details
- L’Humaniste by Frapin is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is poor.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Perfumer: Sidonie Lancesseur
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual