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Souvenir: Frapin’s Nevermore eau de parfum


Originally a cognac distillery, Frapin diversified into fragrances in 2008. Its latest, Nevermore, is inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe

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Established in 1270, family-run Frapin has long specialised in distilling cognac. It wasn’t until 2008, however, that the company – now run by the 20th generation – decided to apply the same expertise, traditions, passion and high standards to creating a collection of sophisticated unisex scents.

Reflecting Frapin’s heritage, each bottle is engraved with the coat of arms awarded to the family by Louis XIV in 1697, while the tops are crafted from beech wood, symbolic of the wooden casks in which cognac is matured.

While the 1270 scent honours the brand’s origins with extracts of dried fruit, wood and vanilla, the latest creation Nevermore is inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, and the legend that each year three red roses and a bottle of cognac mysteriously appear on the poet’s grave. Rich spice and rose notes fuse with amber and cedar to create an intoxicating scent with an unusual metallic edge.

Frapin Nevermore eau de parfum, 100ml, €110

Liquides, 9 rue de Normandie, 75003 Paris, +31 (0)9 6694 7706

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