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L'Humaniste (2009)
by Frapin

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L'Humaniste information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 146 votes)

People and companies

HouseFrapin
PerfumerSidonie Lancesseur
SupplierRobertet

About L'Humaniste

L'Humaniste is a shared / unisex perfume by Frapin. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur

L'Humaniste fragrance notes

Reviews of L'Humaniste

I don't see the attraction of this; perfume chemicals trying to smell like powdery tobacco leaf?

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Boutique decant
24th September, 2019
One of my favorites summer scents; this smeels so freakin' good, but performance on my skin is pretty bad, so i find myself spraying this several times a day; I enjoy this more than i enjoy Xerjoff's Nio, with whom people, for some reason have drawn comparisons; a pitty really that all Frapins have below average performance cause the scents they produce are so insanely good.
21st September, 2019
A long-time favorite of mine, it's good to see L'Humaniste with all the positive reviews here. I love rooting for fragrances that manage to do two things equally well--smell completely unique and smell really good. L'Humaniste, with its accurate and cold gin and tonic opening and creamy juniper-and-cardamom citrus notes in the heart is a pleasure to wear, and it really doesn't smell like anything else that's out there. However, references to Chanel's Allure Homme Edition Blanche are valid, as it does take on a creamy citrus quality similar to AHEB, especially as it dries down. Still, L'Humaniste is probably the more interesting of the two, as it has greater complexity than the Chanel, a lot of which is attributable to the spicy aromatics that compose its heart.

L'Humaniste is a great casual scent, but it also works when you want to get a little dressed up too, as the gin and tonic opening and spicy citrus notes have enough pizazz to present something that generally feels more special than ordinary. The most common complaint I've heard about L'Humaniste concerns its projection and longevity, but honestly, I have never had any issues in this area. I get 8 hours plus every time and it always projects very well, creating a scent cloud that radiates a good two or three feet out there. I'd take performance complaints with a grain of salt. If you're someone who demands insane projection and a fragrance that sticks to your skin four showers and a bubble bath later, then yes--you might find it has performance issues. But if you're not of the nuclear powerhouse ilk and you just require that a fragrance gets out there a little bit so that it's noticeable in close proximity and holds on long enough to get you through your day, then you'll surely be happy with L'Humaniste. I've tried almost every Frapin that's available and L'Humaniste is still my favorite by a wide margin (and I like a lot of their offerings). I'd like to recommend it as a blind buy, but due to its price I can't. Instead, it's highly recommended for sampling. Final rating: 9/10
12th August, 2019
Gorgeous herbal fragrance. There is citrus, but it's the juniper, pepper, cardamom, and thyme give it an outdoors quality that is distinct from GIT, but is as evocative. There's a little bit of booziness like in 1270, but less sweet. The juniper is less toasty than what you find in most attempts at the accord. It does fade quickly, but I like the balance of the notes. Nothing is glaring or overpowering, like some oakmoss scents can be. A very transporting experience.
23rd January, 2019
Smells fine- certainly nothing unique in my opinion. The biggest issue is the lack of projection- I oversprayed and this still became a skin scent in less than 90 minutes. In 3 hours time, it was completely gone. I expected much more when I shelled out $200 for this.
01st May, 2017
Of the Frapin house, I've only tried Speakeasy previously so the very fresh, aromatic L'Humaniste is really a breath of fresh air. It's a mix of citrus and spice, mainly--a cocktail of bergamot, lemon, pepper, and cardamom. I don't get much evolution into a drydown. Sure, the gin/juniper aspect is there, but very slightly. Overall, L'Humaniste is very much dominated by the opening notes.

Even at its FragranceNet-discounted price of $115 for 100ml, L'Humaniste is unusually weak for an EDP-concentrated niche-priced fragrance. If the fragrance were, say, half that price, I'd probably buy it without question since it's a very pleasant warm-weather composition that seems to have a variety of uses in the warm weather, wherein performance should not be as much of an issue.

I like it a lot but the price is difficult to justify.

7 out of 10
09th November, 2016

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