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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Just to update thread, this one didn't work out for me; too faint and short-lived despite generous dosing. A decent smell while it lasted though.
    Disappointing to hear. I had high hopes for this one.

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    Anyone feel like provide updates and thoughts? I'm curious about what this smells like

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    Today I received my sample. It's about the warmest scent of the several hundred ones I've come across ever. There's nothing in it one couldn't like. Cozy, manly, boozy with hints of cigar, rum, with a drop of bitterness to give it just a little kick. My only regret is, exactly as it was with their recent releases: I feel a kind of 'hole' in the composition. I'm afraid I can't express correctly: it lacks presence, body, something one would say this IS it. As it's drying down, sniffing it regularly I must say it's really pleasant, perhaps it'll convince me.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    I received my bottle this morning from Luckyscent which I bought blind. Wonderful and boozy.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    I own and love 1270 and 1697. I'm sort of ok with L'Humaniste and Terre de Sarment. Passion Boisse and Caravelle Epicee are just not for me.

    I'm hoping that Speakeasy bears more resemblance to the former, so it's a must try for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    I own and love 1270 and 1697. I'm sort of ok with L'Humaniste and Terre de Sarment. Passion Boisse and Caravelle Epicee are just not for me.

    I'm hoping that Speakeasy bears more resemblance to the former, so it's a must try for me.
    I think it's rather close to 1270 - closer than to any other of the Frapin line.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    Thanks Sandy!

    Sounds right up my street.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    Wearing a sample of it today. As others have mentioned projection and longevity are pretty tame. That is my skin so your application may vary.

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    Well, it's not my scent. I applied it in the morning and by early afternoon it turned into something unpleasant bitterness on my skin which I had to wash off. Perhaps the immortelle, perhaps something else, but it surely will not be a bottle for me.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    Agree on the 1270 resemblance and lots of booze again for sure.
    The mint is rather faint and overall it's that nice sweetish winter gem some maybe looking for.
    For a minute I was considering it but then decided I still like 1270 better and even grew bored of that one.
    Smellin good

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    For me, Speakeasy would be my favorite fragrance of 2012 if it lasted longer and had better longevity \ projection.
    Even with that being said, I still love it...just have to re-apply after 3-4 hrs.
    Smells *amazing* - It's like Mojito in a parfum in the beginning, but the mint is not overbearing, and then it rolls into a kind of TM Pure Havanne theme with honeye'd tobacco / rum.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    For me, Speakeasy would be my favorite fragrance of 2012 if it lasted longer and had better longevity \ projection.
    Even with that being said, I still love it...just have to re-apply after 3-4 hrs.
    Smells *amazing* - It's like Mojito in a parfum in the beginning, but the mint is not overbearing, and then it rolls into a kind of TM Pure Havanne theme with honeye'd tobacco / rum.
    I haven't smelled Speakeasy yet, but the Frapin's I've smelled don't project or last very long. Really inexcusable for something that costs $150 and the reason I won't buy from this house.
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    I know many there are many factors to consider, but Speakeasy just has an incredible smell. Boozy smell at first and a subtle sweet warmth creeps up making it an overall delight. Although it does last 3 - 4 hours and the projection could be better, I hugged my friend and she didn't want to let go!

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