Eau de Parfum 15ml

It is in the Renaissance that perfume, a princely pastime in Italian courts, became an art in France. And when François Rabelais imagined the Abbey of Thelema as a utopian centre of humanist culture, he included the use of the most delicate fragrances – rose water, orange blossom water and ‘angel water’ – among the refined pleasures of his ‘handsome, well-built and well-natured’ monks and nuns. It is to François Rabelais, the most illustrious member of the dynasty, that the house of Frapin has dedicated L’Humaniste, a fragrance as bracing and limpid as the curious, open minds of Renaissance men. The scent opens with a soaring burst of citrus vibrant with spices: zesty green cardamom, burning woody black pepper, anisic pink peppercorn, sweet nutmeg… Its playful ‘gin’ accord is a wink to Rabelaisian humour and to the oracle of the Divine Bottle consulted by Pantagruel. Bolstered by aromatic juniper and thyme, it tilts L’Humanist towards a distinctly masculine register, softened by a green, rosy peony in the heart notes, and by the almond, tobacco and hay facets of tonka bean of the base notes. A fresh, bright fougère composed by Sidonie Lancesseur.

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TOP NOTES: Lemon oil, Bergamot oil, Cardamome, Pink berries, Black pepper

HEART NOTES: Juniper berries, Nutmeg, Thyme, Peony

BASE NOTES: Gin, Oak moss, Tonka bean

COMPOSITION: alcohol denat., parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), limonene, citral, citronellol, coumarin, geraniol, linalool, ci 19140 (yellow 5), ci 17200 (red 33), ethyhexyl methoxycinnamate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, ethylhexyl salicylate

Type of fragrance
Eaux de parfum
Travel sizes
Olfactory family

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