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Independent niche perfume house. Vegan and cruelty free fragrances New York, vegan luxury candles | Buenos Aires meets New York | FRASSAI | With a sensorial approach to design, each piece is conceived to evoke the senses. Our fine scented candles and eau de parfum collection will transport you through meaningful personal scented journeys

Modern fragrance and jewelry house | Buenos Aires and New York | FRASSAI

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Coming this July!

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frassai fragrances

Our two newest fragrances are here to stay.

Get a taste of the most talked about FRASSAÏ fragrances of 2018.

This is what fragrance lovers, bloggers and critics are saying:

Teisenddu is delicious, with a strange, caramellic-burnt, oddly marine note up top, combined with a warm spicy leather heart and dusted with a powdery-floral cloud. Brilliantly original, and brilliantly executed
— Luca Turin
Teisenddu is the most intriguing fragrance in the collection. Inspiration came from torta negra, a cake made with rum, dried fruit and nuts. 19th century Welsh immigrants who settled in Patagonia introduced the cake to Argentina.
...and features a spicy fresh kick of juniper and nutmeg before notes of rum, dark sugar and leather take over.
— Clayton - What Men Should Smell Like
Discreetly warm rum, charming dried fruits and fine leather
with an elegance that invites you to enjoy... Marvellous.
— Alex Stein
My best blind ever (Teisenddu). It’s a true gem, BRAVO.
— Laura K.
Best of Scent Frassai A Fuego Lento

A FUEGO LENTO

A jasmine-leather stunner.” / Selected TOP 25 perfumes of 2018.
— Colognoisseur's Best of 2018
named after #tango composition: #AFuegoLento (2018) by @rodrigofloresroux ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A firework of white jasmine floralcy versus orange flower freshness, contrasted by cassis, in a civet-accented suede theme; distinct signature style of Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
— Krafty Smellz
A Fuego Lento is the type of jasmine perfume that simmers with the low-humming intensity of a neon light. Slightly dangerous but irresistible.
— BGirlRhapsody
A Fuego Lento is for me an amazing reminder of the late spring, it is warm, the skies are ocean blue, and everywhere the flowers are blooming
— Irina B.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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Do you have a weekend ritual? We find that Friday sets the mood for the weekend ahead. It's a good opportunity to stop and contemplate, leave some things on our list aside for next week...

Burning traditional incense and lighting a candle can get us to that desired place. The incense we are burning now was brought back from a temple in Beijing, China and blends beautifully with our most spiritual scented candle: CLIFFORD, in honor to American jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown amazed his peers with his ability to blend technique with emotion to create a rich, full sound that earned him praise as the "preeminent trumpeter." (Source: Biography.com)

Sacred resins and noble woods burn while swirls of smoke elevate towards high heavens in homage to the deities of jazz. The golden warmth of amber and suede pair with the subtle smoky scent of incense and a touch of spicy saffron

Fragrance Notes: saffron, incense, elemi, oakmoss, suede

This highly luxurious candle was created in collaboration with perfumer Roxanne Kirkpatrick and is available here

Listen to the mesmerizing sounds of Clifford Brown's trumpet and read more about his short but masterful life here.

Smoke Gets in your Eyes. Clifford Brown with Strings 1955 studio album. 

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The flower that will make you swoon

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Ylang Ylang Moheli

Ylang Ylang Moheli

Precious Ylang Ylang grows in the lush forests of the Comoros islands, off the south coast of Africa. It is rich and buttery, with a delicious sweet floral fragrance and a soft touch of spice.

The tree originated in the Philippines, where it was named the "flower of flowers" due to its magnificent beauty. The delicate blooms are handpicked at dawn and must be distilled within two hours. It takes 50 kilos of flowers to yield 1kg of ylang ylang essence.  

BEBEL, created by renowned perfumer Yann Vasnier, features Ylang Ylang from Moheli, the smallest of the Comoros islands. The sunny flower is carefully paired with lovely Star Magnolia, crisp pear d’Anjou, white peonies, creamy sandalwood and musks. 

BEBEL CANDLE

BEBEL CANDLE

 

Discover our full candle range here

Source: Givaudan

Givaudan supports the local Moheli community through education and planting of trees while preserving traditional production techniques

How to pick the perfect candle

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There's a myriad of scented candles to choose from. So how do you pick the perfect one for you? Here are a few tips that will help you nail your selection. 

  • What does it smell like?

The most important factor when selecting your candle is scent. Start by identifying the fragrances you enjoy. If you're not sure, think of what inspires you. Is it a walk in a garden filled with fresh flowers on a warm summer evening? Then you might enjoy the scent of ADA with notes of gardenia, jasmine, Diamond Star freesia, white violet and dewy green leaves. Or perhaps you prefer the smell of your best friend's leather jacket, with a hint of whisky and creamy vanilla notes, like in MARLENE. Whatever tickles your fancy, begin by identifying your olfactive profile. Take a look at what smells you like to surround yourself with and start playing. It may not be the same for your office as for your home, which takes us to... 

  • What is the occasion? 

If your goal is to get lost in a passionate evening, then you might enjoy GUSTAV, with fiery spices and animalic notes that add the perfect amount of sexiness. On the other hand, if fragrance is part of your ritual to disconnect when you get home, then CLIFFORD is your boy. Its smooth suede-like trumpet will transport you with notes of incense and the golden warmth of amber.

If candles are a way to decorate your home, choose a design that matches your maison and lifestyle. You can go minimal chic with white glass or choose a lavish copper vessel like this one, which is sure to make a statement and grab your dinner guests' attention. 

Scent can also make you travel far and wide, bringing memories from your past, or better yet, taking you places you've never been to. Think of the dreamy beaches of Brazil where bossa nova sounds mix with guava infused drinks, like in BEBEL. Exotic, right? Let's take a look at ingredients then. 

  • What kind of raw materials are in it?  

Not all candles were created equal. Some feature rich ingredients like jasmine absolute, exotic ylang ylang, dark oak, luscious agarwood (read, oud) and suede. Think quality, richness, and luxurious ingredients that are good for your nose. Don't always judge a candle by its cover. Content is always important. Wax composition is also up for consideration. Vegetal blend wax offers an environment-friendly option that is better than paraffin. 

  • Who created the scents? 

We are extra proud of our fragrance collection, which was developed with two talented noses, Yann Vasnier and Roxanne Kirkpatrick. They share our vision for excellence and know what it takes to create a great smelling scent. We will be sharing more about our perfumers in the future. 

If you are ready to discover your perfect candle, head over here. To learn more about the fragrance ritual and discover the world of fragrance, click here

Gifts for Mom

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Delight her with the gift of scent

Celebrate mom with a gift she'll love. Our luxurious scented candles are made of a vegetal wax blend and burn for over 50 hours.  

Choose between a lush white floral with notes of gardenia and dewy green leaves, a soft fruity floral with notes of pear d'Anjou, ylang ylang, peonies and musks or a sumptuous creamy leather with vanilla, leather, narcissus and dark oak. 

Inspired by music and its legends, our candle collection nods to the intensity of opera, the swing of jazz, the carefree hum of bossa nova... Each candle comes in chic white glass and can be housed in our lavish copper and lenga wood holder. Five luxurious candles create five distinct moods. 

Our candle snuffer in rose gold is not only a beautiful compliment to the candles but also makes for a stylish gift. 

Learn more about the candle ritual and view other chic candle accessories.

Our Candles are here!

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ADA, BEBEL, CLIFFORD, GUSTAV and MARLENE are now available in chic white glass, which can be housed in our exclusive copper holder for an even more lavish option.

Our special blend vegetal wax, 50+ hour burn time and exquisite fragrances will take you from the intensity of opera to the swing of jazz to the carefree hum of bossa nova.  

We invite you to embark on this scented experience with us! 

 

 

ADA, BEBEL, CLIFFORD, GUSTAV y MARLENE ahora se presentan en elegante vidrio blanco que puede ser colocado en el soporte de cobre exclusivo de FRASSAÏ para una opción aún más hedonista.

Nuestra mezcla especial de cera vegetal, un tiempo de consumo de 50+ horas y fragancias exquisitas te llevarán de la intensidad de la ópera al murmullo despreocupado de la bossa nova pasando por el ritmo del jazz.

Te invitamos a embarcarte en esta experiencia olfativa 

 

 

Fragrance ritual

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FRASSAI Candle Ritual

Few things feel more liberating than coming home from the hostilities of the outside world and kicking off your shoes. Change into something more comfortable, pour yourself your favorite drink -be it scotch or green tea- and dim the lights. Music is essential. Choose a candle according to the atmosphere you'd like to create. Is it the fiery eroticism of musk you are after? Or would the serene chastity of a fruity floral suit the occasion better? Perhaps incense and woods will provide the austere setting you need to meditate. Trim the wick and light it with intention. Let the fragrance fill the air and put you under its spell. Breathe deeply and feel how the room slowly becomes transformed into an ideal place.

Nota bene: Please read our safety and precaution tips in order to obtain the best performance from your candle

 

Pocas cosas se sienten más liberadoras que volver a casa de las hostilidades del mundo exterior y descalzarse. Ponete algo más cómodo, servite tu bebida preferida -sea whisky escocés o té verde- y atenuá las luces. La música es esencial. Elegí una vela de acuerdo al clima que querés crear. ¿Estás buscando el erotismo fogoso del almizcle? ¿O la castidad de un delicado floral afrutado sienta mejor a la ocasión? ¿Quizás el incienso y las maderas pueden brindar el entorno sereno que necesitás para meditar? Recortá el pabilo y encendelo con intención. Dejá que la fragancia llene el aire y permitite caer bajo su encanto. Respirá profundamente y sentí cómo de a poco la habitación se transforma en un lugar ideal.

Nota bene: Por favor leé nuestras precauciones de seguridad y preguntas frecuentes para obtener los mejores resultados de tu vela. Iría con link a las precautions and faqs.

Paraísos artificiales

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“Este perfume está hecho sólo con ingredientes naturales” es un argumento que suelen repetir los vendedores; frase en el mejor de los casos errónea y en el peor, falaz. Son poquísimas en la actualidad las fragancias que emplean con exclusividad materias primas de origen natural y prácticamente ninguna de ellas se encuentra en grandes perfumerías.

En un frecuente error de concepto se equipara natural a bueno y sintético a malo; natural a costoso y sintético a barato. La elección de naturales por sobre sintéticos -o viceversa- a la hora de componer es, ante todo, un manifiesto, la expresión de una filosofía. Pero esta decisión, válida, acota la paleta olfativa ¿Por qué pintar sin azules? ¿Por qué privarse de usar moléculas de síntesis?

Los ingredientes de laboratorio forman parte de la perfumería desde el siglo XIX. Siguiendo el gusto de la época, las violetas, heliotropo y almendras fueron algunas de las primeras esencias reproducidas. Hoy son diversos los motivos que dan lugar a estas reconstrucciones. Por una parte resulta imposible obtener la esencia de algunas flores mediante destilación. En otros casos razones éticas exigen la sustitución de materias primas de origen animal, cuya extracción suele involucrar sacrificio o sufrimiento. Los materiales sintéticos presentan también una uniformidad de la que los naturales carecen, ya que las propiedades organolépticas de los primeros no se ven condicionadas por variaciones de suelo o cosecha. Muchas veces, aunque no siempre, los sintéticos permiten también reducir costos.

El origen de las materias que componen un perfume no es lo que determina su calidad. Un material noble trabajado de manera inexperta puede arrojar resultados catastróficos. ¿Preferiríamos un tosco anillo de oro a otro exquisito realizado en un metal menos precioso? La clave, en nuestro caso, reside en sumar a las artes de un diestro perfumista materias primas que brinden el efecto deseado.

 

Caro Fernández