A new frangipani perfume – Haitian Frangipani – is now available. Using slightly aged frangipani absolute from Haiti combined with vetiver (khus khus grass) from Madagascar and sandalwood for a deliciously green, earthy and liqueur-like aroma that is a bit reminiscent of sugar canes.
Frangipani flowers are most fragrant at night to lure moths to pollinate them.
The inspiration for this perfume first began in a church yard during a funeral I attended. In certain cultures, frangipani has a symbolic association with death and immortality and is frequently planted in grave yards.