Frapin Speakeasy ~ new fragrance

Frapin Speakeasy

Niche line Frapin has launched Speakasy, a new woody oriental fragrance:

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.
 As
 tough
 as
 Bogart
 and
 as
 sensuous
 as
 Bacall
 in
 a
 black
 satin sheath.



Speakeasy was developed by perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato (of Parfum d'Empire); additional notes include davana, orange, geranium, cedar, cistus, white musk and styrax.

Frapin Speakeasy is available now at Nose in France, in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €96.

(via nose.fr)

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11 Comments

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  1. lucasai says:

    It smells amazing. Opening really has that smell of full-sized glass of mojito then it goes through a light leathery phase and in the drydown it smells mostly of immortelle, hay and leather leftovers. I found imortelle to be close to AG Sables but in Speakeasy it’s more like toned down.

    • FragrantWitch says:

      Lucas did you find the immortelle very sweet combined with the amber?

      • lucasai says:

        Not at all. It carried a nice balance between the sweetness of amber and spicyness of immortelle.

    • Robin says:

      Thanks. Doesn’t really sound like my thing, but of course will try it eventually.

  2. FragrantWitch says:

    Sounds very intriguing but potentially very sweet . Will sniff!

  3. RusticDove says:

    This sounds really interesting to me. The only Frapin I know is 1270, which I adore and it’s rather sweet – but not cloying in the least. I hope to get to sniff this one.

    • Robin says:

      Is that the one they reformulated? I could swear it used to be sweeter.

      I do like the Caravelle Epicée.

  4. Merlin says:

    I’m not a big fan of Frapin, but I like two orientals from PdE, so I have high hopes for this one, though I don’t know if we will get it here (There is a shop that has one or two Frapins…)

  5. Trebor says:

    For a brief moment, I was expecting to see Bertrand Duchaufour’s name mentioned… :D

    It’s sounds like an interesting release, though.

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