Menagerie transports me back to the days when I had my nose buried in fantasy books.
"The crunching of leaves and breaking of twigs followed each autumn footstep, the second hand on nature's clock serving as a reminder that dusk was rapidly falling, and you had lost your way home. Despair came knocking but was turned away by a subtle scent that got sweeter as you crested the hill. What lay beyond seemed almost a dream, warm lights flowing from a wooden hut and a gentle wisp of smoke rising from the chimney. What lay inside was a mystery, but you knew now in your heart that you would be warm, fed, and safe."
This gave me the most novel experience of any perfume I've ever worn, and in the best way. Up till this point, I'd never felt underdressed in a suit...I know it sounds silly but that's just how rich (in every sense of the word) this smells! Once I'd gotten over that initial mind-blowing experience of pure luxury in a bottle, I decided to take the time to note the progression of the scent. It was a hard task, and not because it didn't have a vivid progression (the reviewer below sums it up beautifully) but because it's day-dreamingly distracting. Dynasty manages to provide sheer presence while simultaneously taking you to far away majestical lands.
I like so much this beautifoul very pleasable and perfectly blended fruity floral mix. Is possible to feel all the notes in a complex and too enjoyable art that remaind in all the beauty things of life. The osmanthus and the peach create a leathery fruity contrast with a real pear smell, ambergris, vanille, and a sort of toast smell, oh what to say. It is sweet, soft but strong, and never will be tired. It's just beautifoul!
Perfume lovers often consciously smell their wrists periodically to observe the progression of a scent. All that went out the door with Coucou. I must confess that it took me a long time to realise that I'd been subconsciously smelling my wrist to venture inwards to a place where magic fills the air, and where colours are so much more vibrant. Coucou is about as magical and addictive as a scent can get. It is nectar drenched with colours, the colourful summer dresses at a garden party, and the sweet breeze amongst the flowering fruit trees. Mr Frater has done a remarkable job of creating something from a place of nostalgic youth, which is evident in Coucou as it has brought up feelings of childlike wonder in someone who grew up halfway across the world. It says a lot about an artist when he is able to create the reminiscence of youthful joy in someone who has probably had a vastly different youth. Bravo!
It is well-known that scents have the ability to alter one's moods and feelings. Most perfumes, however, do not go beyond simply providing a pleasant feeling. Cherry Pop goes so much further than that, it evokes sensuality and playfulness. Red silks, black lace, and distant laughter are some of the imagery it conjures.
The few people that I have had the privilege of sharing this scent with have all been perplexed at the specificity of the feelings and imagery that this scent triggers. The first person who smelt it said, "It's making me feel things that I shouldn't be feeling right now"... and that's me paraphrasing to make it more appropriate.
The moods and emotions that individuals experience are usually highly subjective. With Cherry Pop, Mr Frater has accomplished something rare and elusive, which is taking something subjective and making it objective through artistry. Cherry Pop is objectively playful and sexy.
The name fits this perfectly, a well balanced special blend of gourmand, fruity and woody, nothing stands out too much. It's fun but serious at the same time so a versatile fragrance Longevity for me is about a day on the skin, and on paper it's been going for over 3 days.
Wonderfully dynamic fragrance. Osmanthus takes center stage in opening -floral, fruity, and green. As it dries, the leather comes through more, and the iononic leather profile resides in a similar vein as TF Ombre Leather, but more balanced and less one-dimensional; complemented by slightly smoky incense and resinous wood.
Then after two or three hours, the resinous wood dries to a more desiccated wood, the oud starts to show, and the fragrance shifts again.
Very long-lasting, with great projection.
Dynasty opens with a floral leather blast which quickly makes way for the cinnamon. As the top notes recede, the floral heart then starts to gain in strength, showing the excellent combination of Jasmine, LOTV, Rose. As the perfume dries down, the Iris seemingly phases in and out of existence. All the while, the Oud, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Civet hum along, providing contrast to the heart notes. When the floral heart fades, the extended dry down is first dominated by Sandalwood, which eventually gives way to the Oud.
All in all, Dynasty to me is a standout Oud + Floral perfume that should be tried on skin.
I hate to be unoriginal, but I think Jamie said it best when he said that Coucou was happiness in a bottle. I usually gravitate towards challenging scents, but from the very first spray I was totally hooked on Coucou. This is a scent that’s so easy to love—it opens with a beautiful green floral, brilliantly blended with a sweet fruit note that is more narcotic than edible. As someone who usually finds gourmand notes too sickly, I can say with confidence that Coucou perfectly balances a profusion of white florals with an addictive vanilla, all underlaid by a base of clean white musk. Despite the richness of its notes, Coucou is never heavy—a perfect scent for a summer evening.
Dynasty is a masterpiece from Frater perfumes, as the name reflects this fragrance will take you to 17th or 18th century royal kings time and make you feel like you belong to rulers family. Dynasty is a combination of confidence, sophistication and articulation and has a commanding effect on those around you. It lasted more than 12 hours on my skin :)
I love Eram. Fragrances these days are very unisex and Eram is also, but for me it's such a versatile masculine floral! I have worn it out for dinner and date night, I have worn it for business! I would wear it all day everyday in all circumstances. Just lovely.
The description and story for this fragrance is perfect. The minute I apply this beautiful blend I am transported to the vision it embodies and takes me back to the circus as a child, the sights the smells and the flavors. Its very comforting, enjoyable and wonderful to wear!
Wow. This perfume has bold and subtle elements to it and the longevity is incredible. Over the course of the day I'll notice different notes of it shine, which makes it more interesting. People ask me about it all the time. I got it to wear as an everyday scent, but now I can't wait to put it on. I even wear it when I'm working from home because its so delightful. My partner describes it as fun and cheeky, which suits me to a T ;)
This is the first Frater scent I've tried, and I was blown away by the absolute elegance of Eram. This is an old school chypre in the vein of Jacomo Silences--but where Silences can sometimes come across as cold or harsh, Eram has all the richness of a flowering garden in spring and a base of warm, herbal leather that sits close to the skin for hours. Anyone who laments the loss of traditional chypres in perfumery these days needs to give Eram a try--they won't be disappointed!
Joyous pure white floral with a magnificent use of a complex mix of fruits with different colors, and spices, various precious flowers, strong but so gentle and beauty in their pure form, with a beautifoul amber accord with sweet balsams and orris to create an oriental pleasable texture that will stay with you all the day. The expansive enflourage extraction method give you the most fresh possible smell of live flowers. The beauty of life.