I was lucky enough to travel from the north to the south of India during a charity race this year and on passing through Mysore, the verses of “If” came to me. It was my grandfather, a great traveller if ever there was one, who introduced me to this poem when I was a child. This lesson that needs to be repeated every day in order to become what we are” – David Frossard, artistic director of Parfums Frapin.
Top notes: Fresh ginger from Madagascar, pepper from Karnataka, Italian bergamot
Heart notes: Fig milk, Ceylon cinnamon, cashmere wood
Base notes: Sandalwood from Mysore, patchouli from Indonesia, Guaiac wood from Peru, tonka bean from Venezuela