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A brief burst of enthusiasm and summer
If you can count a fragrance to the fraction of graceful fresh summer fragrances, then that's Frapin L'Humaniste - but only conditionally.
After I got my bottling and took the first two sprays, it immediately rattled in my head. Finally it's the weekend, it's Saturday early in the morning, the sun, the morning still fresh air and the chirping of birds have already woken me up. I feel motivated, looking forward to my coffee, to a hearty breakfast and to what Saturday will bring me. There are no obligations today, the day and the world are open to me. I take a quick shower, jump into my casual clothes and purposefully reach for L'Humaniste.
A citrus-fresh cloud envelops me immediately, bergamot unites with cardamom and pepper, a slight spice already announces itself in the background. If you know it, you will also notice juniper and nutmeg. That prelude is quickly underpinned by a floral note. The base again requires knowledge of its components, but then these can also be recognized. Gin and especially the slightly creamy effect of tonka bean make their pact with the already noticed peony and keep everything else on track. I feel in a good mood and motivated.
What still preoccupied me after the first sprays was the question of where I just know this fragrance from, and it didn't take long before it clicked too. It was the memory of Allure Homme Edition Blanche and Sport, and that was definitely not because I had already read that in other posts.
Yes, I really liked starting a summery day with these scents. Then after about two hours of L'Humaniste and repeated sniffs, I came to the question, do you really have to have L'Humaniste?
Because what remains of the first experience, the associations and the description, is on balance only a brief touch of enthusiasm and summer. Although the fragrance itself is quite an experience, but unfortunately it is over as quickly as the round in a Porsche GT2 RS on the Nordschleife - ten minutes of enthusiasm, adrenaline and a great memory that remains. Of course, L'Humaniste doesn't say goodbye after 10 minutes and the lap on the Nürburgring also costs a few cents more. Nevertheless, what L'Humaniste is still able to spread after one or two hours is just a rip-off of what initially thrilled me so much. In the end, only a soapy breeze blows around me. Only if you rub the hand neatly under the nose flames that initial enthusiasm again briefly.
In view of this, you may ask yourself whether you really need a fragrance whose twins Allure Homme Sport and Edition Blanche are 40 to 50 EUR cheaper. I would like to say only so much:
L'Humaniste has, despite its similarities, a very own character, which distinguishes him quite from his Dufttzwilligen. So who 135 EUR for a fragrance with disappointing durability and sillage are not too much, and who has no problem with a reserve in time every two hours to put, the L'Humaniste could well give what will probably be denied to me.