Hey Hey Posse, Back in 2014 Nevermore was hailed as a startling new fragrance. It’s inky darkness was definitely groundbreaking and who doesn’t love a tortured poet reference, in this case Poe.
I also love Caravelle Epice from the Frapin brand.
Nevermore by P Frapin & Cie 2019 re-release
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Aldehydes, nutmeg, black pepper, rose, amber, atlas cedar, saffron
Nevermore is a queer bird. It opens like road base in the rain. The aldehydes, black pepper and maybe nutmeg/rose combo are like something dark, inky, wet and arctic. It’s like opening a brand new geometry set as a kid, the metallic and plastic smell so fresh and new. This newer version has all the hallmarks of the original but dialled back to wearable. The confrontation has been scaled down, while still being quite a challenging, weird assed fragrance.
As the heart emerges all the cold opening is burned off. The saffron and amber warm the fragrance up and the spices are really singing. There are even moments of foodiness, like watching Jin prepare some quite chilli hot meat dish. The very hot pan and the very first brilliant sizzle of spices and the squeal on the meat as he sears it.
By the time dry down comes around we are left with a fairly standard 21st century niche base kept interesting by the remnants of inky darkness.
I got this Press Bottle when the company relaunched and am so happy that I have this version. The older version might be cooler but I would never have reached for it. This version, because it’s more wearable, gets quite a bit of skin time.
Totally unisex, it has a terrific story and changes through its life. Projection isn’t huge but it is noticeable and the sillage definitely changes the air as you waft by. Longevity is very good, still softly humming away 7 or 8 hours later.
Are you ever intrigued enough by the story/ad copy/references of a fragrance to want to try it?