Category Archives: Frapin

An Impassioned Man – Review: Frapin Passion Boisée

By Tara Passion Boisée is a tribute to a material which may not be glamorous but is an essential part of Frapin’s cognac making process – wood. After distillation, the brandy is aged in oak casks for several years. During … Continue reading

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Graveyard Rose – Review: Frapin Nevermore

By Tara Nevermore is the beautifully wistful name of the latest release by Frapin. It comes from Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem, “The Raven”, which was first published in 1845. In it, an increasingly distraught narrator pines for his … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Has A Perfume Ever Turned Bad In Your Possession?

We all fret about perfumes turning, we protect them from sunlight and heat, we are diligent about hygiene when decanting, we try to treat our babies as good as possible. And still we worry… I want to hear from you … Continue reading

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A Little Something For The Eye – A Sneak Peek Into My Perfume Closet Part IV

Here we go again, Part IV of my collection posts is here. (Parts I-III are here.) This time, let us see why some call me the Queen of Amber, there is a good reason for that, I believe… All my … Continue reading

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What To Wear For The Holidays – My Favorite Festive Perfumes

The next days are full of celebrations and festive events for most of us. A special occasion calls for a special perfume. Here are a few suggestions of my favorite festive fragrances to wear for the upcoming Holiday celebrations. Parfumerie … Continue reading

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Gone To Pieces – The Hopefully Impermanent Drama Of Frapin 1697

I am devastated. Everybody who reads this blog regularly knows that I am very, very taken with a perfume I found this winter – Frapin 1697 by Bertrand Duchaufour. I hadn’t worn it for a while since the weather got warmer, … Continue reading

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Work Horse – Review: Frapin Caravelle Epicée

My infatuation with Frapin 1697 led me to explore the rest of the line, Caravelle Epicée was the only Frapin I had heard of before. And there are mostly good things to be heard. Caravelle Epicée is easy to love. … Continue reading

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Belle Of The Ball – Review: Frapin 1270

After the sheer adoration that the most recent Duchaufour creation 1697 for Frapin unleashed in me, I wanted to further explore the line of fragrances this house primarily known for Cognac, produces. I tried Terre de Sarment, Fruits Boisée and 1270, as those … Continue reading

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Desire – Review: Frapin 1697

After reading and commenting on this review about Frapin 1697 on PST, the generous Marla contacted me and offered to share her sample with me. I gladly accepted of course. Frapin 1697 is the new launch from the House of Frapin … Continue reading

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