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  • parfum d'empire - amBre russe

    15 62.50%
  • frapin - 1270

    9 37.50%
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  1. #1

    Red face parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    if you were to choose only one
    which one would you choose

  2. #2

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    AR! More consistent/satisfying, deeper.


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    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    I have and like both but I prefer Parfums d'Empire - AmBre Russe

  4. #4

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    Well amigo, i haven't tried the Frapin yet, but if yiu decide for Amber Russe you'll have a wonderful opulent decadent amber, boozy with vodka and chaimpagne. For the same tolken you'll have a great leather fragrance too. Very warm and cozy it projects well and lasts on the skin. I'd say is very good for that autumn, and gray winters in Monterrey.
    I don't know your type but don't expect a macho type of scent. It is not!

  5. #5

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    1270

  6. #6

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Both are nice scents, but Ambre Russe has more power in sillage and longevity and is the better value, price-wise.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

  7. #7

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    They're both great but different.

    I voted for 1270 because it is more unique than AR. If you want an amber, there are several alternatives that are as good if not better (like Versilia vintage Ambra Mediterennea or Amber Precieux or Ambre Sultan or Absolute Amber etc etc) but there arent very many alternatives to 1270.
    Plus the wooden cap is just divine.

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  8. #8

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    1270 - boozy, classy goodness
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  9. #9

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan D' Great View Post
    Well amigo, i haven't tried the Frapin yet, but if yiu decide for Amber Russe you'll have a wonderful opulent decadent amber, boozy with vodka and chaimpagne. For the same tolken you'll have a great leather fragrance too. Very warm and cozy it projects well and lasts on the skin. I'd say is very good for that autumn, and gray winters in Monterrey.
    I don't know your type but don't expect a macho type of scent. It is not!
    thanx for the advice, i still can't decide
    i've read too many good reviews aBout amBer russe, seems like a safe Blind Buy
    But lately i've Being hearing comments like "its ok"
    and im thinking that mayBe this people have tried a lot of amBer Based scents, thats why they think this one is regular
    But i haven't tried amBer Based, im not really sure what amBar smell like, i don't know if there is something in my collection thats heavy on the amBer, or if there's another designer amBer Based fragrance that it is not too hard to try, please let me know

    aBout the macho thing, yeah i like very masculine scents
    i don't mind sweetness, But i hope sweetness in here is more masculine than femenine
    i dont really like femenine scents, there are just a few exceptions: le Baiser du dragon By cartier
    and hypnotiq poisson By dior

  10. #10

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Without any doubt in my mind: Ambre Russe.
    Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

  11. #11

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    1270. King of boozy scents to me.

    Nothing wrong with AR either though. I like both but prefer the former, probably for the reasons that Hedonist stated. There really isn't anything else that smells like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Plus the wooden cap is just divine.
    The one with the gold ring, or the most recent rendition?

  13. #13

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    About amber design fragrance....try Prada Amber for men and the new Amber Intense, that'll giveva pretty good idea how amber smells like.
    Happy sniffin!

  14. #14

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Ambre Russe

  15. #15

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    The one with the gold ring, or the most recent rendition?
    I'm not sure what you mean.

    This is what I mean:




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  16. #16

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Ah. This is the version I was thinking of. I have the same one that you posted though.




  17. #17

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    1270.

  18. #18

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    1270 got my vote

  19. #19

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan D' Great View Post
    About amber design fragrance....try Prada Amber for men and the new Amber Intense, that'll giveva pretty good idea how amber smells like.
    Happy sniffin!
    i've already tried prada amBer, smell like clean, soapy, amBer intense is not availaBle at my city
    i also have in my collection Bvlgari - soir, its supossed to smell like amBer
    and prada - amBer and Bvlgari - soir doesn't have nothing in common to me

    than for the advice
    i only have one question aBout amBre russe now, is it more femenine than masculine?

  20. #20

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    It's 1270 for me...

  21. #21

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    how is 1270 longevity
    heard Bad things aBout it Being short-lived

  22. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have and like both but I prefer Parfums d'Empire - AmBre Russe
    Precisely this.
    Smellin good

  23. #23

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_angel View Post
    how is 1270 longevity
    heard Bad things aBout it Being short-lived
    It's not as bad as some say. I was able to detect it for quite some time, and it lasted for a few days on the tester that I sprayed it on. I've heard people say that it was reformulated though, and the newest version (the one hedonist and I have) might have stronger longevity than the previous one, but I can't say that with any certainty.

  24. #24

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    Both are good, I own Ambre Russe and I hope to own some 1270 soon. My vote went to Ambre Russe as I feel it's more versatile (given that 1270 is heavy on the gourmand side)

  25. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_angel View Post
    i only have one question aBout amBre russe now, is it more femenine than masculine?
    I have AR. It's very difficult to "gender" categorize. To me AR is really beyond gender. Now I can tell you what attracted me as a male: first the boozyness, second it's well-balanced complexity, cause it's playing with "heavy" ingredients some of which are not my cup of tea (I present the Cumin! xD), and third, man, the DRY DOWN!
    My wife loves it on me. Usually, she doesn't hesitate to tell me when she founds a scent too feminine on me.

  26. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    It's not as bad as some say. I was able to detect it for quite some time, and it lasted for a few days on the tester that I sprayed it on. I've heard people say that it was reformulated though, and the newest version (the one hedonist and I have) might have stronger longevity than the previous one, but I can't say that with any certainty.


    I found the longevity on 1270 abysmal. Seriously, like an hour to an hour and a half.

    That said, I really liked the way it smelled.

  27. #27

    Default Re: parfums d'empire - amBre russe VS frapin - 1270

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I found the longevity on 1270 abysmal. Seriously, like an hour to an hour and a half.

    That said, I really liked the way it smelled.
    That's really odd. I've always gotten pretty solid longevity from it. Wonder if it's skin chemistry for some?

    Either way, it's a tough pick between 1270 and Ambre Russe. I have both, and wouldn't trade either. But for projection and longevity Ambre Russe wins hands down. I'm really liking it in the cold weather.

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