Niche line Frapin has launched L’Humaniste:
A breathtakingly fresh and civilised cologne by the great cognac makers and connoisseurs, Frapin et Cie who are proud to count the great sixteenth century writer and Humanist, Francois Rabelais, among their ancestors in a family tree dating back to 1270.
Created by Robertet, L’HUMANISTE symbolises the true spirit of Humanism – celebrating the notion of tolerance, independence, freedom, quality and equality above vulgar consumerism. As befits the Frapin status as cognac suppliers of distinction, L’HUMANISTE has a definitely alcoholic tang with gin and juniper in the top notes, blended with lemon, tonka, bergamot and thyme. Crisp, bracing and jolly good fun.
Additional notes include citrus, cardamom, bay berry, black pepper, nutmeg, peony, oakmoss and tonka bean.
Frapin L’Humaniste is $130 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum, and can be found now at Luckyscent in the US, Les Senteurs in the UK or First in Fragrance in Germany. (quote via lessenteurs, additional information via luckyscent)
Update: L’Humaniste was developed by perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur.