Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Cognac Perfume – Frapin

Béatrice Cointreau, the great grand-daughter of Pierre Frapin the creator of the Cointreau estate, has created a range of perfumes has created a range of perfumes inspired by the cognacs that the family make. The Frapin family has been established in the South West of France since 1270, initially as a family of wine-growers. They then became distillers and have continued in this tradition for 20 generations. The Grande Champagne region, Premier Grand Cru du Cognac was where the family chose to settle (they also own the Champagne House of Gosset). They established their headquarters in the Fontpinot Castle at Segonzac. One of their illustrious ancestors was no less than the 16th century author Francois Rabelais.

1270 is named for the year that the Frapins settled in Cognac and pays homage to the 19th century grape Folle Blanche

Terre de Sarment is "inspired by the early spring mornings and splendid Charente river views from the vineyard estate Chateau Fontpont" and is honeyed and balsamic evoking beautiful golden grapes, blond woods, and a good Château d’Yquem.

Esprit de Fleurs comes "From the vineyards of Grande Champagne, where lie the cellars of Cognac spirits . . ." and is the most feminine of the perfumes being scented with vine flowers.

Caravelle Epicée “brings forth an awakening journey down River Charante to the ocean, following precious spices and silk." It has notes of nutmeg, pepper, thyme, amber and sandalwood.

Passion Boisée has the fragrance of oranges, cloves,rum, flowers, tobacco and wood stained with red wine.

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