Speakeasy Eau de Parfum by Frapin.
Silhouette: Speakeasy: those were the words whispered to clients in illegal bars during the Prohibition… Frapin's new fragrance conjures the film noir allure of an age when danger lurked under the glamour; a tropical bar where Hemingway could have bumped into the characters of To Have and Have Not. Misted glasses, club chairs, smuggled Cuban cigars savored by gentlemen bootleggers under wood ceiling fast churning the damp air… But since today tobacco is a more forbidden pleasure than alcohol, it is to this rare olfactive family that this composition belongs.
Notes: Head: Rum extract, Indian davana, Sweet Italian orange, Fizzy lime from Brazil. Heart: Cold Russian mint, Egyptian geranium. Base: Oriental leather accord: Ciste absolute, Labdanum absolute, Styrax essence, Turkish tobacco accord: Tobacco absolute, Liatrix absolute, Everlasting flower absolute, Tonka bean absolute, White musks.
Frapin is a Cognac producer based in the town of Segonzac, in the heart of the Grande Champagne region of France. The Frapin family has been established in the South West of France since 1270, initially as a family of wine-growers. They then became distillers and have continued in this tradition for 20 generations. The Grande Champagne region was where the family eventually settled, establishing their headquarters in the Fontpinot Castle at Segonzac. Today the Frapin estate covers 300 hectares entirely in Grande Champagne, officially listed as Premier Grand Cru du Cognac, of which 200 hectares are planted with the 'Ugni Blanc' grape variety.