If, like a query that resonates when questioning oneself alone in front of the mirror. IF, the English title of Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem, less well rendered in French by “Tu seras un homme mon fils” [You’ll be a man, my son]. An imperfect translation because in order to become this ideal man, first this litany of ‘Ifs’ must be answered. Indeed, much more than a definition, Kipling invites us to a path, to an asceticism and it is ‘if’ and only ‘if’ that then can we claim to become this essence of the man as defined by the poet.
The fragrances by the House of Frapin offer a masculine perfumery inherited from the 19th century. A century of poets, merchants, travellers and adventurers, perfumers and distillers of alcohol and of emotions.
Top Notes: Fresh Madagascan Ginger, Karnataka Pepper, Italian Bergamot Heart Notes: Fig Milk, Ceylon Cinnamon, Cashmeran Base Notes: Mysore Sandalwood, Indonesian Patchouli, Peruvian Guaiac, Venezuelan Tonka Bean