Aromatic, Woody, Spicy
It is to François Rabelais, the most illustrious member of the dynasty, that the house of Frapin has dedicated L’Humaniste. A shot of gin laced with citrus, spices and herbs anchored by soft Tonka bean makes it as bracing and limpid as the curious, open minds of Renaissance men.
A fresh, bright fougère composed by Sidonie Lancesseur.
It is in the Renaissance that perfume became an art in France. And when François Rabelais imagined the Abbey of Thelema as a utopian centre of humanist culture, he included the use of the most delicate fragrances.
The scent opens with a soaring burst of citrus vibrant with cardamom, nutmeg, black and pink pepper… Its playful ‘gin’ accord is a wink to Rabelais’ ‘oracle of the Divine Bottle’. Bolstered by juniper and thyme, it tilts L’Humaniste towards a distinctly masculine register, softened by a green, rosy peony in the heart notes, and by the almond, tobacco and hay facets of Tonka bean in the base notes.
Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Limonene, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Linalool, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5), Ci 17200 (Red 33), Ethyhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate