Fracas 1948 Eau de Parfum

Fracas (Eau de Parfum) by Robert Piguet
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According to EssenceVitae Research Team A popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women, released in 1948. Furthermore The scent is floral-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Fashion Fragrances & Cosmetics.
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Leimbacher

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Shock therapy
I don't like bright-eyed men. I often get headaches from tuberose, jasmine and osmanthus, no matter whether it's on me or on my fiancée. At least up to now this has always been my attitude, experience and my square in my head - but with "Fracas" a rethinking could have been initiated... But maybe I just had to pass 30 to reach this maturity and insight ;-)

Sometimes you just have to push and test your limits to such an extent that they blur, shift or even disappear completely. And "Fracs EdP" has achieved this forcefully with my "fear of white flowers". A gaudy tuberose queen who turns my head and shows me where the bunny has her curls. Why do I find "Fracas" so beautiful and sexy, although I respect most perfumes of this genre at best, at worst I abhor them abysmally? 1. Because "Fracas" is the real deal, does not do things by halves. 2. Because "Fracas" quickly makes it clear that tuberose prevails, but underneath it all there's a green-mossy veil that you can hardly describe, escape and not fall for. And 3. because "Fracas" feels that he is bringing the bed to an evening ball. It's sweaty, it's thick, it's great. The ripple in the bottle. And that's zero slutty or cheap, but the complete opposite. A feminine character head that can keep up with everything else that screams on the market.

Flacon: the Robert Piguets do not grow old...
Sillage: a massive little gust of wind
Shelf life: does not let anybody else get close to me for 10 hours >br />
Conclusion: one of the ultimate tuberose queens - bulky and noble, sensual and beautiful, pompous and fair. "Fracas EdP" is a pore-deep classic and indispensable if you want to explore white flowers olfactorically. A legendary diva. Make way, she's ready for her close-up.
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Behold: The Blonde Diva
Fracas was created in 1948 by Germaine Cellier, one of the few female noses working in the male-dominated field of post WWII perfumery. To my mind, Cellier was a legitimate niche perfumer long before the term was even coined, in the sense that her best work (Bandit, Fracas, Vent Vert) appeals to a very specific customer as opposed to courting a more mainstream audience. I'm not surprised that Edie Sedgwick, Madonna, Martha Stewart and Morgan Fairchild are devotees of Fracas given that this fragrance is about as charimatic and Diva-esque as perfume gets.

Although Fracas is often referred to as the gold standard in tuberose perfumes, it is actually not an accurate representation of the flower's natural scent. For that, tuberose fans should look to Ropion's Carnal Flower and its brilliant realism. Instead, Fracas is more of a larger than life, fantasized version of the tuberose flower that was inspired by a stunning blonde of Cellier's acquaintance, Edwige Feuillere.

There is no point listing the notes of this classic, because Fracas is so much more than the sum of its parts, and to quantify it takes away some of the mystery, at least for me. Buttery, creamy, rich, opulent ... Fracas is all those things, and it is such an in-your-face dose of female sexuality that it inevitably inspires some hatred as well as devotion, as all great art tends to do. Fracas is justifiably cherished and revered, despite having been reformulated. Happily, it is one of the lucky few classic perfumes to survive an overhaul unscathed.

As far as the practicalities are concerned, Fracas has mammoth sillage and superb longevity. The only reason I haven't rated it higher is because I struggle to find occasions appropriate/special enough to wear it. Much like a cocktail dress, Fracas is not for workplace wear, unless you aren't afraid of being reported by perfumephobes or bent over a desk by a smitten coworker. ;)
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Serenissima

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"Restlessness, please!" A very special performance!
The fragrances of this brand demand attention: everything that bears the name Robert Piguet cannot be handled "en passant". They demand "to get involved with them", sometimes even a discussion, a small scramble for dominance.
These creations, my friends in fragrance, don't take prisoners! No, they roll over with power and beauty and leave behind a two-class society: one part is served and withdraws; the other is helplessly at the mercy of these ruthless egomaniacs.

Even "Fracas" makes no difference. The name of the fragrance alone shows that you can't expect a quiet step here: it causes anxiety, but it's equally violent.
The community of the white-flowered herons is not of bad parents already; even if they usually wake up only with the dusk, they still power off!
Tuberose is the leader of the society of white flowered skunks here; it does not allow any other aromas to apply next to it: without it nothing is possible!
Hyacinth, otherwise also not exactly reserved, plays only a small role here. It may accompany a hint of citrus freshness through mandarin and bergamot; it is also very good in the leaf green that surrounds it: a fragrance prelude that plays more or less only a minor role.
Tuberose marches ahead, swings the sceptre and doesn't show any consideration: sensitive noses stay away better!
In their turbulent wake, the little stinkers swim along, who can already make life difficult for many as solitary scents: Iris, as always in powdery slenderness; jasmine, lily of the valley and also the violet - a beautiful spot of colour - follow.
Powerfully they defend their places in the flower order; they do this less ladylike, but very successfully: the fragrance flow becomes almost creamy, like densely woven.
The carnation flashes briefly, spicy she talks to coriander; they are already playing in another league.
The less robust scents orange blossom, osmanthus and also the fruity peach look over; but are necessary ingredients for the Gesamtkunstwerk.
Everything around the tuberose princess becomes smooth and full-bodied smelling to one unit.
This white, mighty rolling flower roller now also needs a counterpart: a strong earth bond!
A dark, moist moss note combines with vetiver and both pave the way for the woody and balmy companions of the base note.
"Fracas" are not trimmed so the wings, but the roar of the white power hum ebbs a bit; it adapts, but never completely subordinates itself!

Fracas" mixes up its surroundings tremendously; the wearer doesn't go unnoticed and won't be forgotten so quickly. The scent she leaves behind is quite powerful.
Here one finds the opulence of the post-war period in perfection. To achieve this, Robert Piguet had an excellent command: quite contrary to the usual notion of a solid Swiss banker's son.
It was not without reason that so many Paris fashion designers worked for him before they threw their own names into this illustrious dazzling world: Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchi and Pierre Balmain were just a few of them.

As a child of his time, special opportunities are needed today to carry "Fracas" with the necessary devotion: Madame, like all divas, demands full attention!
Her beauty wants to shine and will never do this quietly from the background: "Fracas" wants to attract attention!
So let's let the lady have her way!
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Violett

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Fracas - The two sides of a "femme fatale"
What exactly is a femme fatale ? An extremely attractive woman A demonic seductress who casts a spell on men, corrupts their morals, plunges them into ruin...( You have no chance to resist, the poor)
The perfumer who created Fracas,
Germaine Cellier may have possessed one or two attributes of a femme fatale.
In any case, she was probably not only good-looking, but also had a strong personality and a woman who was ahead of her time.
At a time when usually only men studied, she graduated in chemistry and became one of the first female perfumers ever.
Since this headstrong lady did not harmonize with her work colleague in Grasse, she got her own studio in Paris. There she could develop freely She moved (smoking excessively and cursing) in the art scene. There she met the fashion designer Robert Piguet, also a rebel.
In 1948 she created Fracas.
Fracas means in German : riot, tumult, spectacle. Something's happening! So what's that smell like? My first spontaneous association when smelling the sample bottle is :
Pink. A pale pink cloud of scent floats towards me. A swampy, dull, diluted, greasy - creamy flower. Strangely pale, but nevertheless intensive When spraying on the skin there is by exactly this "pink scent cloud" again a short Wow - effect This initial smell is quickly joined by some new notes :
Fruity citrus scents blossom and bite each other quite a bit with the flower for a tiny moment.
But then all of this is gradually merging into a pleasing whole. There is a beautiful, deep smell of ripe, juicy, not too sweet fruit, a dark cherry perhaps, together with an intense floral scent. This must be the much sung about tuberose. A small touch of "spicy" rounds off the fragrance.
The somewhat irritating, dull, pale pink blossom floats the whole time next to it, above it, around it and thus makes the perfume really unique.
Well dosed Fracas is a really fine and pleasant fragrance. Very feminine.
Many men will like him on the right woman.
But not too much of it! With overdose the female seductress becomes a vulgar, loud, attention-seeking femme fatale - a pain in the neck of the worst kind !
Too much fracas causes (at least in my case) headaches and mild nausea.
Well dosed it is however great and fits young women as well as more mature girls.
How long does it last? In any case not too short, a few hours already.
Sillage? Absolutely ! At the beginning it smells quite strong for a short time, but that disappears quickly I would like to know how this perfume was here at the very beginning.
What it smelled like in 1948 !
At that time, the perfumer used "bases" for her creations, among other things. These are ready-mixed fragrance mixtures that smell of peach or amber, for example, and can be incorporated into perfumes.
Many of the bases used at that time no longer exist today.
So for this perfume they used ingredients that they knew for sure belonged in the recipe and then tried to recreate the original scent to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Anyway, he smells good and modern By the way, not only Courtney Love thinks so, but also Madonna, Kim Basinger, Sophie Dahl have allegedly already allowed themselves one or the other splash of this historic water And I like him too
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Tradescantia

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The search for the (sic!) fragrance has come to an end - tuberose in perfect form
First, I will talk about the fragrance notes next to the tuberose, which stand out for me; on my skin, the scent of narcissus and also the mandarin comes to the fore green-fresh. While this only takes away from the certain sultriness of the whole thing, it sets a pleasant contrast to the rather sweetish overall picture. I find this very successful. Bergamot can be heard well on the paper strip. On my skin rather less. That does not bother me further.
The white flowers are in their full glory to experience- tuberose in the leading role, lily of the valley and jasmine in the supporting role. You have to like that. Likewise, a rose note reaches my nose. This is also not the focal point, but it gives the fragrance a bit more subtlety. He never drifts into the ordinariness.

A fruity note is perceptible, however, I could not have named the said peach note as such, because the flowers swallow this yet something.

The base I feel very nice, because the main chord never completely sinks in the entire course of the fragrance, but only becomes lighter, to then connect with the base. Thus, the white flowers lay on vetiver and tolu balsam (among others). I find these latter notes most intense in the base. I can smell the tolu balsam very clearly. It strongly resembles a balsamic note in Youth Dew. The combination of pronounced florality and tolu balsam, without the otherwise rather oriental dressing of this particular note, I feel as special.

Furthermore, the fragrance is very durable. Put on at noon, I still hear a nice touch in the morning. The sillage is almost spacey; so a restrained dosage is appropriate. In the first test, I found the fragrance to be intrusive. It probably takes some courage to wear it in public. For work, it is probably rather not suitable, since not all people can enjoy this florality, with the tuberose in the center, as much as I do.
As overly animalic, however, I do not feel him. Rather, as lush. Even for a first date I would not necessarily recommend him, because he polarizes yet. You can only love him or hate him, I guess.

A certain powderiness also develops in the base note. Overall, it is probably a classic, which stands somewhat lonely for itself. I find the scent progression in particular fascinating, and the phase where the main chord hovers fleetingly above the base chord. At this point, the initial turgidity has passed. I would also particularly highlight the slight green freshness and the slight spiciness. This gives the sweetness corners and edges.

It is a fragrance that remains in the memory, whether you want or not. One smells him rarely and I have long been looking for something so floral, which does not spoil the overall impression before loud sweetness.

What is too much in Amarige, is here brought to the point, through nicely composed contrasts. I also notice how the fragrance breathes. It is about as with a good wine, whose facets you also have to take apart first.

I wish a happy new year 2021 and will try times my collection not to let it get completely out of hand.
Finally, one must also enjoy and not only chase new fragrance experiences.
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KuraiKurai 3 years ago
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Love the strong opening, the green hyacinth and the decaying white florals. Dislike the way it turns into butter along the way
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T3lk4T3lk4 3 years ago
smells like a an old dry decaying bouquet, mysterious, good for night time.
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RachelgRachelg 4 months ago
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The notion that this is wilted dying tuberose is spot on. It's kind of watery, greenish, indolic and melancholy.
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DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 9 years ago
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Beautiful dry, green,hyacinth,peach, tuberose and lots of violet. Quite lovely and nothing like Truth or Dare on me (which I love also).
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ScentwitchScentwitch 3 years ago
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My newest love, Fracas! Heavy on tuberose & white flowers, heavenly with just a couple sprays. Great sillage & longevity! So impressive!
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