Grooming Guru: David Frossard of Liquides Imaginaires and Frapin Fragrances

first_img On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Do You Want Your Home to Smell Like Scotch Country? Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn When you picture a perfumer, a heavily inked, bearded dude who spends his free time getting into fighting shape, literally, doing Muay Thai is probably not who comes to mind. But David Frossard is nothing if not defying expectations. The Parisian is a man of many passions and perfume is one of them. Along with Philippe de Meo, Frossard founded niche perfumery, Liquides Imaginaires and he also lends his prodigious talents to the storied fragrance house Frapin. Here the olfactive master answers queries about what smells inspire him, his grooming must-haves, and why he consciously chose to go the hirsute route.What was the first fragrance you ever wore?My first fragrance was Pour Monsieur de Chanel, which was my grandfather’s perfume—a very chic Chypre. I still love this fragrance because it reminds me of him. It’s very elegant.What is your earliest scent memory?I remember the smell of the Corsican shore, where I traveled to each summer as a child.What are your favorite smells and why?That mixture of salt, sand and bushes—a very typical olfactive mix.When coming up with fragrance ideas, what are you inspired by? When I begin working on a fragrance, my first source of inspiration is the story I want to tell. Our fragrances are very figurative…like books they are telling a tale and creating a sense of mystery.Liquides Imaginaries Eau de Parfums, $210 each, barneys.comWhich destinations have inspired you the most?All destinations have their own olfactive print—even cities like New York and Paris, but I would say Africa. With the intensity of the heat in Africa, the smells are very concentrated. That is where I discovered that a strong smell can also be magical.Which one of your fragrances is the most meaningful to you?L’humaniste from Frapin. It’s a fresh but very stylish fragrance…simple yet very elegant, which is a difficult combination to achieve.Besides applying scent, what else does your grooming regimen entail?I use some David Mallett Salt Spray in my hair. David is the best hairdresser. He’s Australian and based in Paris.What’s always in your dopp kit?I have something to clean my glasses, which are a very important part of my style. I tend to choose styles that are more cool or intellectual looking. And I use the beard balm from David Mallett and all of the miracle products from Skeen.How long have you had a beard? I started my own business at 32. I needed to look older at that time to be trusted by my partners.last_img read more

DP World London Gateway Opens Logistics Hub

first_imgzoom The first distribution center at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park was officially opened on July 20th.The first phase of this high tech unit, which comprises 16,800m² (180,000 sq ft) of distribution and logistics space and 2,400m² (25,000 sq ft) of office space, has been finished to BREEAM “very good” standard. “DP World London Gateway is an excellent example of the benefits inward investment brings to UK infrastructure and the economy. Any project that gives the country an edge, whether it be generating supply chain efficiency or leading the way in environmental sustainability, should be commended”, said Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, who attended the opening ceremony.Based on market demand, DP World is now planning to increase the size of the centre to 36,000m² (380,000 sq ft).The DP World London Gateway Logistics Park is located adjacent to the UK’s newest deep-sea terminal on the door-step of the largest consumer market in Western Europe. HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “DP World London Gateway is transforming UK supply chains and this new logistics hub has been constructed to the highest quality and environmental standards. It is the perfect example of how retailers and cargo owners can achieve cost savings by positioning themselves strategically, here, in the right location for trade.”John Eynon, Managing Director, Import Services Limited, said: “In just two months of operations at the new London Gateway Logistics Centre, the strong demand for our services means we are already approaching capacity of phase one and now seeking to accelerate development of additional warehousing space at London Gateway.”last_img read more