The coveted jewel in the crown of Piguet’s glittering collection. Created in 1948 Fracas was a game-changer in the world of perfumery, and is now, a long-time trendsetter. Here, legendary perfumer, Germaine Cellier, sought to create a scent that would make its wearer feel like a bombshell; one that would leave an unsettling effect on everyone that encountered it. A fragrance that would create a ‘fracas’ when worn. Once described by Luca Turin as the ‘Ferrari’ of fragrance, and also lovingly known in the perfume world as Chanel No. 5’s ‘naughy little sister’, this fragrance was banned during the Second World War for its rambunctious nature – for once again, creating a ‘fracas’ during very serious times.
This cult fragrance has been worn by many legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Mae West, Edie Sedgewick, Madonna, Grace Jones; a fragrance for the bold at heart and seductive in nature. Fracas extends the boundaries of sensuality in the floral family. It is a perfume of tumult and chaos of the heart which comprises the world’s most expensive raw materials. This fragrance turns heads, is bold and sensual – the femme fatale of fragrances.
With unmistakable and unrivaled opulent Tuberose and Jasmine accords, this lush and creamy concoction clings to a skin and warms with the wearer’s unique chemistry. Unlike many traditional white florals, Fracas is dark and luscious. The first fragrance created to bring Tuberose to the forefront of fragrance. Rich accents of Sandalwood and delicate Musk enhance the brilliance and complexity. Its legacy and unrivaled artistry has earned Fracas a proud position in the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame.
Top: Peach, Orange Blossom, Hyacinth, Green Leaves, Mandarin, Orange, Bergamot
Middle: Tuberose, Gardenia, Jasmine, Osmanthus, Narcissus, Lily of the Valley, Iris, Carnation, Violet Root, Coriander, Rose, Rose Geranium
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Amber, Vetiver, Cedar
Robert Piguet and Germaine Cellier
HOW IT WEARS
Fracas is an Eau De Parfum that should give anywhere from 8 hours of longevity on the skin…at the very least. A powerful and unique fragrance, the ever seductive Tuberose stars here, with a complex combination of creamy, soft, white and other classic florals in the supporting roles, with a juicy, fruit tinge. A captivating perfume with more subtle projection than one might assume given it’s powerful opening. Many refer to it having an almost bubble gum like note, but we think the woods and vetiver give it much more sensual depth. Fracas has been likened to Truth or Dare by Madonna (who also wears Fracas). This is a fragrance for confidence and making a bold statement, it is not a skin like scent or or shrinking flower kind of fragrance. Think brazen sensuality in a bottle!
Glamorous, provocative, grandiose and exuberant. We love the way this intoxicating fragrance mixes old school Vaudeville vibes with Hollywood of modern day. Think Mae West through to Madonna. Forthright and daring with a vintage infusion of class and just a hint of saucy femme fatale. If you’re ready to make an impression and cause a stir…Fracas is your girl!
ABOUT THE BRAND
An iconic French perfume line that changed the world of perfumery. Beginning his career in the world of haute couture, Piguet taught many of the greats under his legendary fashion house, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain and Marc Bohan to name a few. While Piguet’s impact on fashion is indisputable, it is his legacy in the world of perfume that has made Robert Piguet legendary; known for his ability to create the most elegant of fragrances with the most legendary perfumers of his generation.
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