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The Orchid Man by P. Frapin & Cie - Eau de Parfum | 100 ml
The Orchid Man is Frapin’s tenth fragrance. It draws part of its inspiration from the surprising personality of boxer Georges Carpentier, nicknamed in America as “the Orchid Man”. Frapin was instantly drawn to the life of this legend to tell its new fragrant story.
An all-rounder, Georges was an elegant, resourceful man who skilfully knew how to reinvent himself at each period of his life. A boxer, brave man and proud citizen, he even tried his hand at another English sport, rugby, at which he showed his talent. At the turn of the 1930s, this momentous man revealed his other talents. After the boxing ring, he took to the stage. Carpentier the show man went from Paris to Hollywood. He experienced the heights of Wall Street and then its collapse. A modern man who was always ready for new adventures, the Orchid Man opened one of the first cocktail bars in Paris, to great success.
Boxing, like perfume, is about facing yourself. An encounter of rituals and studied gestures. It is also a moment of violence that must be elegant. Governed by precise rules and respect for the opponent, boxing became a gentleman’s sport at the end of the 19th century.
David Frossard, an expert of the boxing world, took all of this into consideration when he launched the idea for a fresh, elegant, powerful and virile perfume. Jérôme Epinette, whom he met several years earlier, has been entrusted with the interpretation of this world which is both animal and cerebral.
Olfactory Family: Aromatic
Headnote: Black Pepper, Bergamotte
Heartnote: Leather, Jasmin Blossom
Basenote: Patchouly, Ambergris, Oakmoss
Perfumer: Jérome Epinette
About P. Frapin & Cie
Frapin combines cognac and fragrance. Since 1270 the Frapin family upholds its tradition of excellence in manufacturing cognac. Now this story is being retold by their perfumes. The perfumes follow the craftsmanship and French sophistication just as the amber beverage does. They transport us to places of unspeakable beauty. The ambience is one of festivity and seduction.