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    Default New Frapin Frags

    Noticed some "new" Frapins on Luckyscent that sounded nice, anybody order yet?

    Here's the scoop:

    Caravelle Epicee - "Coriander, nutmeg, hot pepper, pepper, thyme, Gaiac wood, patchouli, amber, tobacco, sandalwood"

    Passion Boisee - "Tangerine, nutmeg, rum, oak moss, clove, leather, patchouli, cedarwood"

    Terre de Sarment - "Grapefruit, neroli, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange blossom, incense, benzoin, tobacco, vanilla"

    Esprit de Fleurs - "Bergamot. tangerine, grapefruit, basil, pepper, pink berries, orris, jasmine, rose, vanilla, cedar, vetiver"

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/categ...=226&section=2
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    I just got the same advertising from Aedes de Venusta within 3 day of each other.

    Anyone familiar with this house?

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    I ordered Caravelle Epicee. I'll report back when I receive.

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    I ordered a sample of Caravelle Epicee and Terre de Sarment.

    Will report back as well.

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    Default Re: New Frapin Frags

    Two thoughts:

    1. I get the sinking feeling that Frapin is kind of 'jumping on the bandwagon' here - seeing as Courvoisier just came out with a fragrance
    2. I'm skeptical at these multiple fragrance releases - WTF. Just concentrate on ONE good scent instead of trying to come out with a whole line of scents...most of which are mediocre.

    I hope I'm wrong and they're wonderful - but most of the releases that have really 'shined' are the ones that were just released one scent at at time (Black Tourmaline, for instance).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Two thoughts:

    1. I get the sinking feeling that Frapin is kind of 'jumping on the bandwagon' here - seeing as Courvoisier just came out with a fragrance
    They're jumping on their own bandwagon, as the generally highly regarded Frapin 1270 has been available since 2002. (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26124304.html)
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    Hmmmm...been wearing Caravelle Epicee all morning. It seems a little thin to me and not to my liking. I am getting all the notes some Tobacco, pepper, patchouli, the amber is there...but as a whole it doesn't work for me. It sits on my skin and feels flat with little projection. Just my initial thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    Hmmmm...been wearing Caravelle Epicee all morning. It seems a little thin to me and not to my liking. I am getting all the notes some Tobacco, pepper, patchouli, the amber is there...but as a whole it doesn't work for me. It sits on my skin and feels flat with little projection. Just my initial thoughts.
    Barry - how did the CE work for you after the 1st wearing? When I sniffed the bottle top I immediately thought of the Courvoisier scent (which I see you own) - do you think they're similar?

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    I actually like Frapin - CE better after a couple of full wearings. I get alot of tobacco and amber. It still seems a little flat, but that could just be my nose not anyone else. I like CE and Courvoisier about the same at this point.

    I think this frag needs to be sprayed, which I didn't have the opportunity to do so with a sample. I may spring for a small decant at some point.
    Last edited by Jock_With_Scents; 20th December 2007 at 11:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    Hmmmm...been wearing Caravelle Epicee all morning. It seems a little thin to me and not to my liking. I am getting all the notes some Tobacco, pepper, patchouli, the amber is there...but as a whole it doesn't work for me. It sits on my skin and feels flat with little projection. Just my initial thoughts.
    My time with this one mirrors Jock_With_Scents

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    Stick with it Jock, Caravelle Epicee is quite good. The best of the new 4 they've released, by a long shot. To me, it's everything that the Courvoisier tried to be and failed to be.

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    I wore Caravelle Epicee as a FULL wearing for 12 hours on Monday. Totally different scent. Not as thin as I originally thought and I got alot of pepper this time with the tobacco and amber. Nice frag, and yes, at this point, it is more to my liking than Courvoisier (which I already own).

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    Default Re: New Frapin Frags

    JWS,

    You killed me with your last sentence, I am wearing Courvoisier today and was contemplating a puchase. Might have to spring for a couple Luckyscent samples first.....:-)
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    Mattybumpkin, I am sorry. Really, I like Courvoisier. Caravelle Epicee uses pepper and tobacco for effect,
    Courvoisier uses Tea and Leather to my nose. They are both really good frags, I am just a sucker for pepper and this one has RED PEPPER.

    I could wear Courvoisier in slightly warmer weather, I wouldn't dare try with CE. Hope this helps a bit.

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    Default Re: New Frapin Frags

    No problem JWS.....just ordered a sample!

    Still like the Courvoisier......
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    I started a thread about these frags several weeks ago with little response.

    I sniffed all 4 forever at the Scent Bar and finally decided on the Fleurs.

    These are high quality scents that wear close to the skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I actually like Frapin - CE better after a couple of full wearings. I get alot of tobacco and amber. It still seems a little flat, but that could just be my nose not anyone else. I like CE and Courvoisier about the same at this point.

    I think this frag needs to be sprayed, which I didn't have the opportunity to do so with a sample. I may spring for a small decant at some point.
    I'm glad you came around. CE is on my post-Christmas, to-buy list.

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