When I was a teen, I owned a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball cap and it was one of my favorite possessions. It was royal blue with a white B emblazoned on the front. Barney Bishop wearing a B on his cap. Need I say more? What I remember most, however, was the quest to have the perfect bend in the brim. You see, back then a well bent brim signaled the cap was lived in it. Its weathered appeal was what we sought. I spent hours bending it just to get it perfect.
This tender memory rushed to me as I smelt Frapin’s Passion de Boisse. Its opening conjures the thought of a scent that’s already broken in, has a days wear on it. There’s something very sexy about that. Its warm woody and leather notes are spicy with a slight sweet edge. And the best part, it only gets better with time. As it nestles into your skin it fades to the point of pleasantly tickling the nose that’s fortunate to catch a whiff.
Passion Boisse has notes of tangerine, nutmeg, rum, oak moss, clove, leather, patchouli, and cedarwood.
Frapin has been in the business of spirits since 1270. Widely recognized for its cognac, they have a wonderful collection of fragrances that can be bought at MiN New York. Go get you some!
Yum, that sounds wonderful.
Ooh, Lawdy, this does sound nice. The connection with the old hat gets the point across. Plus, you said the magic word: leather.
I know exactly what you mean when you describe the “broken in” quality to a scent. To me, it’s that quality that makes Frederic Malle’s Musc Ravageur great. Is it that it matches some subtle scent already in my skin? Is it that it’s a more linear scent with short top notes and a long middle? I don’t know — it just smells natural.
I think I smelled this Frapin scent at MiN recently. I smelled a couple of them there anyway. I’ll have to go back and check this out.