Niche brand Frapin will launch a new fragrance from October 2015 called The Orchid Man, which is named after French boxer Georges Carpentier...
The floral leather composition is signed by perfumer Jérôme Epinette of Robertet, NY.
"Boxing, like perfume, is about facing yourself. An encounter of rituals and studied gestures. It is also a moment of violence that must be elegant. Governed by precise rules and respect for the opponent, boxing became a gentleman's sport at the end of the 19th century.
David Frossard, an expert of the boxing world, took all of this into consideration when he launched the idea for a fresh, elegant, powerful and virile perfume. Jérôme Epinette, whom he met several years earlier, has been entrusted with the interpretation of this world which is both animal and cerebral."
The nose shed some light on the creative process for the fragrance,
«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 in a boxing gym.
I then added a sparkling and energizing freshness with Calabrian bergamot and Madagascar black pepper as a reminder of all the energy used up during a fight.»
The eau de parfum opens on top notes of Calabrian bergamot and black pepper from Madagascar followed by a heart of jasmine and a leather accord. The base rests on patchouli, black amber, and oakmoss.