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The Orchid Man

by Frapin

Eau de Parfum

Perfumer: Jerome Epinette (Robertet, NY)Launched: 2015Olfactory family: Chypre, Aromatic

Perfume Pyramid

Top notes: Bergamot, Black pepperHeart notes: Jasmine, LeatherBase notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Patchouli

Frapin The Orchid Man:Fragrance Description

The Orchid Man is a fragrance created by the House of Frapin, the 10th in their perfume line. The fragrance is inspired by the life and personality of George Carpentier, a French boxer, actor, and WWI pilot. Carpentier was known for his elegance and resourcefulness and his many pursuits in life, including playing rugby, acting, and even opening a cocktail bar in Paris. He was nicknamed the "Orchid Man" due to his unusual hobby of cultivating orchids and wearing them as a boutonnière. David Frossard, the creative director of Frapin, was captivated by the contrasts in Carpentier's personality. He is also a fan of boxing and Georges and put forward the idea of creating a perfume that would reflect the life and personality of this legendary man. Frossard approached Jérôme Epinette from Robertet to interpret this story into the fragrance. The result is a fresh, elegant, and powerful scent that embodies the spirit of George Carpentier and his life filled with adventure, determination, and a love for the finer things in life. The fragrance captures the contrast between Carpentier's brutality and sensuality.

Embark on a sensory journey of a bergamot perfume that embodies sophistication and intrigue. The fragrance opens with a vibrant burst of bergamot, invigorating your senses with its fresh and citrusy notes. A subtle touch of black pepper adds an intriguing spice, enhancing the captivating blend.
As the scent unfolds, the heart notes reveal the captivating fusion of jasmine and leather. The delicate floral tones of jasmine intertwine with the bold and rugged essence of leather, creating a sensual and alluring combination.
Deep within, the base notes of amber, oak moss, and patchouli provide a warm and earthy foundation. The rich amber adds a touch of opulence, while the oak moss and patchouli infuse the scent with a lingering and intoxicating aroma.
It's an olfactory journey that captures sophistication and leaves a lasting impression.

First of all, I built up the fragrance around an animal leather accord that gives the scent its signature, power, elegance, and the iconic aspect of boxing gloves. The patchouli brings hot and humid tones that conjure up the atmosphere of a boxing gym. I then added a sparkling and energizing freshness with Calabrian bergamot scent and Madagascar black pepper as a reminder of all the energy used up during a fight

Jerome Epinette

Parfums Frapin The Orchid man

In summary, The Orchid Man fragrance is a celebration of the life of George Carpentier and his remarkable personality. The fragrance captures the contrast between brutality and sensuality. It is meant to embody the spirit of the legendary man, who was always open to new adventures and lived life to the fullest.

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Where to buy The Orchid Man

bottle of The Orchid Man by Frapin photo

135 €100 ml

bottle of The Orchid Man by Frapin photo

135 €100 ml

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