Nobile 1942 who, in addition to the fragrances they make also distribute in Italy other brands, invited me to join them to the Fontpinot castle in the Grande Champagne region of France, for the presentation of the new Frapin scent (Frapin produces an extremely valuable Cognac since 1270: here their site, I spoke about them many times, f.e. here). The idea of a day at the castle visiting vineyards, tasting precious wines and fragrances already won me over, then Stefania, who knows my tastes, added the key factor: "Look, you have to come: I’m sure you’ll like the scent a lot, and the composer... I know that you greatly appreciate his previous works, and you’ll have the chance to spend some time with him".
There was no need to add more, I decided to trust Stefania and so we arranged to leave on Sunday to be at the castle on Monday. With us there was also Antonio, owner of Boudoir36 a very chic niche perfumery store in Catania (blog here).
During the trip we only talked perfume, and I must say that ten hours went by quite fast.