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The History of P. Frapin & Cie

P. Frapin & Cie is one of the most special brands we stock at Lore. As a perfumery passionate about storytelling, we love the way Frapin embraces history, literature and art in their fragrance concepts – each perfume truly tells a story. The brand’s premiere fragrance, 1270, has been a bestseller for us for a long time, and each of their releases since then has been even more exciting than the last. So, we wanted to put a bit of a spotlight on Frapin and get you acquainted or re-acquainted.
Just over 750 years ago, the Frapin family settled in Charente, part of the famous Grande Champagne region in France. There, in rich fertile soils, they sowed vineyards, the fruit born of which would be distilled into artisanal cognac for 20 generations, right up until the present day.
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The P in P. Frapin & Cie stands for Pierre, the father of the Frapin house as it exists today, who was an apothecary to King Louis XIV and awarded with a coat of arms for it. This coat of arms (rather more elaborate today) is now etched into each bottle of Frapin perfume!
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In the early 2000s, Béatrice Cointreau (daughter of the owners of house Frapin, who also happens to be descended from the founders of Cointreau and Rémy Martin) was at a cognac tasting. It had been a long day, and Béatrice had the idea to try her cognac a different way – she splashed a little on the back of her hand to smell before tasting. Everyone at the tasting commented on the incredible aroma it gave off, and so Frapin’s first fragrance,1270, was born!

Seizing the opportunity to captivate the senses through another evocative artform, Frapin began to create scents inspired by their cognacs, their history and land. Much like the production of Frapin’s cognac, their fragrance line reflects their proudly French savoir-faire, passion for quality ingredients and patience in developing artisanal methodology. The house says themselves: “the quintessence of luxury is taking time to create beauty”.

Some of our favourite fragrances from Frapin

Inspired by the epic novel the Count of Monte Cristo, Attendre & Espérer (or Wait & Hope in English) is the olfactory interpretation of themes that appear in the book. It has the signature Frapin build to it – bright citrus, spice and woods – but the uniqueness of the special walnut-vetiver accord that makes it feel absolutely exceptional. We love the story this fragrance tells, and the idiosyncratically French feel it has!


While the original 1270 is a bestseller and quite the crowd pleaser here at the Lore, the new addition of the Extreme version is very welcome. 1270 Extreme has a richer, deeper, more intense tone; where fruits, florals and woods not only project but last incredibly well. This fragrance is a distillation of gourmand pleasures that will turn your skin into a sensuous feast. An ode to the cognac the Frapin family are world-renowned for.


Henri Frapin, patriarch of the Frapin family in the 1800s, enjoyed playing chess and drinking cardamom tea with his son on the beautiful grounds of the family Chateau. Naturally therefore, this fragrance is of cardamom, iris and heliotrope (classic French provincial garden florals) and suede. An intoxicating, compelling, smooth, leathery floral suited to all seasons.


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.


Inspired both by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Raven as well as the story of “The Toaster”,an anonymous Poe fan who every year on the poet’s birthday would lay three red roses and a flask of cognac on his grave. A hauntingly beautiful scent, Nevermore combines the scent of rose oxide with wine, spices and woods in an elegant and unique way.


Explore The Collection

That’s just a few scents for the incredible P. Frapin & Cie brand! To explore the full range:


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