Nevermore Eau de Parfum van Frapin
Black pepper Nutmeg Floralozone aldehydes
Spicy woody metallic Rose
Rose oxide Rose de Mai Rose Damascena Bonded wine
saffron Atlas cedar amber wood
TRUE STORIES TINGED WITH LEGEND…
In his work, poet Edgar Allan Poe, proclaims with a heavy heart his distress when faced with losses, answering each happy memory with: “Nevermore».
“Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak
December, and each separate dying ember
wrought its ghost upon ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣
wished the morrow ; vainly I had sought to borrow from my books surcease of
sorrow, sorrow for the lost Lenore,
for the rare and radiant maiden
whom the angels name Lenore -
Nameless here for ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣
Calligraphed with a raven quill from the recesses of “Night’s Plutonian Shore”, his poem The Raven makes the concept of “now and forever” blossom, a true story steeped in legend. On the poet’s birthday, 19 January, a mysterious visitor leaves three red roses and a flask of Cognac on Edgar Allan Poe’s tomb.
An enigmatic gesture, beautiful in its gratuitousness, a dark, baroque universe, purple roses and amber liquid … The Frapin House has drawn inspiration from this legend to create a new olfactory narration.
THERE ARE ROSES THAT CAN BE TAMED…
Just as the poet selected his scathing words to write with such beautiful power, perfumer Anne-Sophie Behaghel has captured violent and bitter matter to retell the mystery. She dares to harness the strength of a tyrannical rose that disconcerts and ultimately bewitches.
Dark and metallic, rose oxide opens the door to the garden of the soul. Pale flowers of the air, aldehydes veil the stones and their epitaphs with an icy vapour connecting earth and sky.
With its thorns, the rose keeps visitors at bay, and yet its wine- coloured petals streaked with saffron sparks invite them closer. Blossoming at the heart of curls of incense, cold and eternal, it plays the priestess in this mystical time.