Speakeasy is inspired by the prohibition era and its consequent illicit establishments where people met underground to drink, smoke, dance, banter, and forget about life for a while. The fragrance is redolent of a 1920s speakeasy – worn leather couches beside the bar, the scent of the finest Cuban cigars, a freshly poured Mojito, women reapplying their lipstick and powder, everyone’s fragrances mingling and a lust for life.
Conjuring the allure of an age when danger lurked under glamour, the word ‘speakeasy‘ was only whispered as the bootleggers continued their roaring underground trade. Speakeasy is a sensual, ambery, leather-based fragrance with a wonderful smoky aroma paired with the unique brightness of freshly poured cocktail.
Top: Rum Extract, Indian Davana, Sweet Italian Orange, Fizzy Lime from Brazil
Middle: Cold Russian Mint, Egyptian Geranium, Liatris
Base: Ciste, Labdanum, Styrax, Tobacco Accord, Tobacco, Liatrix, Everlasting Flower, Tonka Bean, White Musk, Leather Accord
HOW IT WEARS
Speakeasy opens with the scent of a Mojito – fresh, crisp and almost effervescent with the rum note standing out, yet the smoky tones are already there in the background. As the fragrance dries down, the leather note becomes more prominent, as does the tobacco, and the scent settles into a beautiful resinous rum, leather and tobacco cocktail. We get great wear with Speakeasy, as an Eau de Parfum it lasts 8 hours, sometimes longer on the skin!
We love how layered Speakeasy is. Opening with a bright, herbaceous façade, then sneaking underground with its boozy and smoky dry down, it perfectly encapsulates what we imagine the secret bars of the 1920s would have smelt like. When everything and everyone mingles together in the bar, and the night gets merrier, and this is the scent that remains. You can always trust that Frapin know how to execute an alcohol inspired scent – with this fragrance as well as so many of their perfumes, they bring different drinks to life on your skin masterfully.
ABOUT THE BRAND
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 FrapiTop: Rum Extract, Indian Davana, Sweet Italian Orange, Fizzy Lime from Brazil Middle: Cold Russian Mint, Egyptian Geranium, Liatris Base: Ciste, Labdanum, Styrax, Tobacco Accord, Tobacco, Liatrix, Everlasting Flower, Tonka Bean, White Musk, Oriental Leather Accordn believe, the “quintessence of luxury is taking time to create beauty”.
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