P. Frapin & Cie Parfums Isle of Man
"Isle of Man” is a resolutely masculine fragrance, a celebration of the fearless and intrepid for those who laugh in the face of death- defying odds. It salutes free spirits and adrenaline addicts who know that truly living means pushing boundaries. You’re never more alive than when life is on the line.
Frapin’s previous creation, “The Orchid Man”, was an ode not just to boxing, but to the mindset of the contender. Similarly, “Isle of Man” is not merely a perfume inspired by motor racing. It stands for an entire philosophy: living intensely, each second as if it were the last, even if that means coming dangerously close to the edge. Life should be anything but boring.
David Frossard, himself a motorcycle aficionado and lover of extreme sports, entrusted this interpretation to perfumer Aliénor Massenet. Her creation boasts a genuine olfactory signature. The citrusy attack followed by salty floral accords conjures up the heady adrenaline rush of ripping down an ocean-beaten coastline.
grapefruit, bitter orange, basil
accord of salt, freesia and violet
ironwood, Haitian vetiver, musk
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