FRAPIN & CIE | Nevermore
Inspired by Edgar Poe’s poem “The Raven”, the fragrance is a tribute to the legend of the “Toaster”, whom every 19th of January, on the anniversary of the poet’s birthday, lays upon his grave three red roses and a flask of Cognac. A refined rose fragrance, rich and bold. Recreating the scent of the “Toaster”, imagine the smell of cold stone of the cemetery, the roses laid lovingly upon graves and the drinks used to toast to the people who have passed yet are never forgotten. The sombre smell of the love lost while passing through a cemetery.
As the poet chose scathing words to write a nice punchy poem, perfumer Anne-Sophie Behaghel grabbed violent and bitter materials to tell the mystery. She dares the strength of a tyrannical rose that rout before driving the spell.
HOW IT WEARS
Nevermore is like a cold and also boozy rose-based fragrance, the pepper and saffron stand out next to the rose a really unique and elegant way. We love the wine note as well, it almost smell like the bottom of the bottle of a red wine with the floral and spicy tones. Nevermore is an Eau de Parfum so the longevity is great, we get about 8 hours on the skin.
WHY WE LOVE IT
We love the boozy rose in this scent, it’s intriguing and Anne-Sophie Behaghel has perfectly captured the cool stony scent of a cemetery whilst still allowing this scent to be completely wearable for any occasion. Envisioning the “Toaster” to be wearing a suit and a top hat, the most distinguished gentleman, but perhaps he started toasting with wine a little too early in the day and he is becoming gradually disheveled as day turns into night. Still refined, just a little rough around the edges as the true personality comes out.
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 Frapin believe, the “quintessence of luxury is taking time to create beauty”.