P. Frapin & Cie

Attendre & Espérer EDP 100ml


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Product Code: FRAP10730
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Attendre & Espérer, a masterpiece that sums up the French spirit, is inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo, where love, ambition, betrayal and friendship compete with pain, sorrow and of course with revenge… No one is unaware of this retributive epic, but its moral is much less known and partly more enigmatic. The hero, Edmond Dantes, declares as a conclusion of the book: “The human wisdom can be summed up in these two words: wait and hope”.

Frapin pays tribute to this embodiment of elegance, strength, intelligence, and mystery that is Edmond Dantes, by interpreting this sentence through an original walnut – vetiver accord.

Top: Moroccan Neroli, Italian Lemon, Indian Black Pepper
Heart: Guatemalan Cardamom, Mexican Iris
Base: Nuts Accord, Haiti Vetiver, Atlas Cedar

Attendre & Espérer opens with a vivacious burst of citrus and spice – tart neroli and lemon mingle with green cardamom and sharp, piquant black pepper. As the fragrance settles, the iris appears – but it is not a powdery iris, rather a damp, green, waxy iris. The real appeal of this scent is the dry-down though. The totally unique accords of sweet yet woody nuts, spicy vetiver and smooth cedar render Attendre & Espérer an intriguing, scent that will turn heads, plus it lasts on the skin for 8-10 hours!

We love the story this fragrance tells, and the idosyncratically French feel it has! It has the signature Frapin build to it – bright citrus, spice and woods – but the uniqueness of the notes makes it totally quirky, almost eccentric. We imagine this scent being worn by someone who frequents some of Europe’s oldest libraries, who enjoys thumbing through books as much as they enjoy talking about them. 

As one of the oldest family owned businesses still operating, the Frapin family have been renowned vine growers for 21 generations. One of the finest cognac producers in the world, Frapin’s style embodies the very essence of cognac – knowledge and well-established methods passed down through generations of the Frapin family. Frapin’s fragrances are lovingly produced on a small batch scale to preserve their outstanding quality. Much like the production of Frapin’s cognac, their perfume line is a composition of their knowledge; their passion for quality ingredients, taking time to develop finely honed skills. Sourcing and selecting the most beautiful raw ingredients, taking the time to showcase sophisticated and complex fragrant compositions and honouring traditions. As Frapin believe, the “quintessence of luxury is taking time to create beauty”.

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