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    Default The Frapin Brothers

    I am trying to decide between 1697 absolu limited edition and 1697. I have sampled the absolu. From what I have read the absolu is more of a skin scent with less sillage. the absolu is 50 ml vs 100 ml. The absolu is denser, less breathing of notes. My question is do they smell the same?

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    Default Re: The Frapin Brothers

    I'd go with the latter. Better bargain all around.

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    Default Re: The Frapin Brothers

    I just discovered Frapin by seeing the new Speakeasy on Luckyscent.

    Are they worth it?

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    Default Re: The Frapin Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    I just discovered Frapin by seeing the new Speakeasy on Luckyscent.

    Are they worth it?
    Like any other parfumier, much will depend upon your individual taste. But I don't want to get sidetracked - any more input on the 1697 brothers would be appreciated.

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    Ive used both the absolu and the original 1697. No they dont smell exactly the same. The absolu to me is much heavier. They are both "heavy" but I believe the original would be a good starting place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Ive used both the absolu and the original 1697. [i]No they dont smell exactly the same.[i] The absolu to me is much heavier. They are both "heavy" but I believe the original would be a good starting place.

    What are the differences?

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    The difference to me(Im a novice here) seems the absolu denseness seems to amplify the booziness and the vanilla. You asked are they worth the price I think yes. I do enjoy the frags. of Frapin. I am testing Speakeasy right now. Enjoy Amour Boisee too.

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    Last edited by trex57; 15th November 2012 at 11:11 PM.
    What do you call people that are afraid of Santa Claus?

    Claustrophobic

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    Default Re: The Frapin Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    The difference to me(Im a novice here) seems the absolu denseness seems to amplify the booziness and the vanilla. You asked are they worth the price I think yes. I do enjoy the frags. of Frapin. I am testing Speakeasy right now. Enjoy Amour Boisee too.

    PS tryd to PM but box is full
    Just emptied my Inbox.

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