Fracas or How to class it up and feel like a Bond girl

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Provocative, yet pure, quintessentially modern yet redolent of another, more glamorous time, Fracas is the fragrance of commotion, of tumult and Chaos of the Heart.

-Robert Piguet Parfums

Long considered the masterwork of Parisian haute-couture designer Robert Piguet, Fracas was created in 1947 by parfumeur Germaine Cellier. This strong (one spray is enough ladies!) heady fragrance still has a small and highly devoted coterie. Bond girl Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson) almost certainly wore Fracas in her classic Baccarat Chemin de Fer gambling scene with Bond, James Bond (Sean Connery) in Dr. No, the first of the Bond movies (see clip below). Trench is the embodiment of what it means to be a Bond girl: classy, reckless, beautiful and , like the scent of Fracas, absolutely unforgettable. Sylvia Trench not only epitomized what it means to be a Bond girl, she also had something most other Bond girls have clearly been lacking in: staying power, a characteristic she shares with Fracas (Trench is one of only two Bond girls to appear in more than one film) . It's base of sandalwood, vetiver and musk give it its rich and velvety depth and its unbelievable fixation; Fracas stays with you from morning til night. Fragile white floral overtones blend with a heart of tuberose, jasmine, jonquil, gardenia, Bulgarian rose and orange flower to create a fragrance that is classic and modern at once and overflowing with sensual femininity. Just like a Bond girl.

Fracas by Robert Piguet, 1.7 oz, $85.00 Fracas by Robert Piguet, 3.4 oz, $120.00

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