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    Question Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Really like Frapin 1270 but the lack of longevity is disappointing. Any similar fragrances with better projection and longevity?

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    Guess there's nothing like it.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    If you haven't already, try L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme. Frapin 1270 is much sweeter, but both fragrances share that 'gourmand ' smell.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Try using unscented skin lotion prior to application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrill_Me View Post
    If you haven't already, try L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme. Frapin 1270 is much sweeter, but both fragrances share that 'gourmand ' smell.
    i dont think L'instant is anything like 1270.

    i dont think you will find a similar fragrance with same longevity because it is fruity. I dont know many fruity scents that go beyond 6hrs. as Thrill said apply lotion. Alternatively you can walk with an atomiser.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by david8 View Post
    Really like Frapin 1270 but the lack of longevity is disappointing. Any similar fragrances with better projection and longevity?

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    Guess there's nothing like it.
    Pretty unique IMO.

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    Recently launched X-ray has a perfume named Morphine. The top notes differ significantly from 1270, but give it 15 minutes and you will have a sweet, boozy concotion somewhat similar to 1270. If you can stand the utterly tacky X-ray bottle I think you should give Morphine a try.
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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    There's nothing I've smelled that smells like 1270, which is too bad, as it's a favorite of mine. There is one that I would recommend if you like 1270 though, and that's al02 by biehl parfumkunstwerke. Mind you, it doesn't smell like 1270 per say, but the two share a similar vibe (for lack of a better term).

    If you like 1270 I'd wager you'd also enjoy al02 quite a bit.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    I just got a bottle of 1270 myself. Super awesome scent. It's pretty unique but it's actually a bit similar to guerlain's Bois D'Armenie IMO. 1270 is better and cheaper than the Bois D'Armenie for the most part, although the Bois D'armenie has a certain lux powdery scent that makes it smell more expensive. (i still like it, haha). I'd say check that out.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    D&G The One, and when Dior Homme dries down it kinda has 1270 vibe.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    D&G The One, and when Dior Homme dries down it kinda has 1270 vibe.
    Does D&G The One even dries down?

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Love 1270, but for something similar with greater projection and better longevity, you could try splashing on a little of their Grand Cru cognac...heady stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusyQ View Post
    Recently launched X-ray has a perfume named Morphine. The top notes differ significantly from 1270, but give it 15 minutes and you will have a sweet, boozy concotion somewhat similar to 1270. If you can stand the utterly tacky X-ray bottle I think you should give Morphine a try.
    I'm not sure I gave you a good advice: Morphine is similar to "1270" or to "Botrytis" (from Ginestet), I can't find my samples to sort it out. My apologies!

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    I forget which one but there is another Frapin that smells like 1270.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    I forget which one but there is another Frapin that smells like 1270.
    Frapin 1697? Or speakeasy?

    Also Krigler - Established Cognac 66 is similar to Frapin 1270. However the Krigler is 115$ more and has weaker longevity.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Wow forgot about this thread after it wasn't getting responses early on.

    Thanks for the suggestions. All of the fragrances mentioned are on my to try list; besides LIDGE, D&G The One, and Dior Homme which I own or have owned.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiteEmUpGood View Post
    Frapin 1697
    I'll second this one. It doesn't smell like 1270, but it shares some notes, and you might like it if you like 1270. Also, the longevity on the 1697 is absurd (the good kind of absurd). I can usually smell it for 16+ hours when I put it on. I'm only referencing the limited absolu concentration in the square bottle though, as I don't have any experience with the EdP concentration in the normal Frapin line bottle, other than just smelling it on paper. My favorite from the house.

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    Someone said Frapin 1270 smells like a toned-down version of Jubilation XXV. Is this true?
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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    Someone said Frapin 1270 smells like a toned-down version of Jubilation XXV. Is this true?
    Not even slightly.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    Someone said Frapin 1270 smells like a toned-down version of Jubilation XXV. Is this true?

    I don't think so. They both have a "boozy" quality to them but that boozyness are VERY different. Frapin 1270 has an almost gourmand quality and J XXV has nothing gourmand at all.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by SusyQ View Post
    I don't think so. They both have a "boozy" quality to them but that boozyness are VERY different. Frapin 1270 has an almost gourmand quality and J XXV has nothing gourmand at all.
    Thanks for clarifying, SusyQ. Maybe 1270 vs Idole Lubin would be a better comparison?
    Last edited by knightowl; 13th February 2013 at 08:14 PM.
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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    I've heard some comparisons with Pure Malt. I kind of see the similarity, but not much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    I'll second this one. It doesn't smell like 1270, but it shares some notes, and you might like it if you like 1270. Also, the longevity on the 1697 is absurd (the good kind of absurd). I can usually smell it for 16+ hours when I put it on. I'm only referencing the limited absolu concentration in the square bottle though, as I don't have any experience with the EdP concentration in the normal Frapin line bottle, other than just smelling it on paper. My favorite from the house.
    Hmmmm maybe they have tried to remedy the poor longevity problem - have to give it a try...

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    I got the vibe of Creed Millesime Imperial, but sweeter. I mean they both are fruity in the similar noble way. However 1270 is not something extremely unique...
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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    I'm a big fan of 1270. Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene would be worth a try, if you're looking for something else in the neighborhood.

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    In many ways the base of Carner Barcelona's Tardes is quite similar, though less boozy and less sticky in its fruitiness. If you like 1270 you might also like Tardes, and performance is great with that one.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by david8 View Post
    Really like Frapin 1270 but the lack of longevity is disappointing. Any similar fragrances with better projection and longevity?

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    Guess there's nothing like it.


    TBH I haven't tried the Frapin yet but I remember that when Ragbha first became popular, many compared it to 1270:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/320...ghlight=raghba

    I bought a bottle and I was pleasantly surprised, for the money you really can't complain. It's worth shot, these were my thoughts at the time, it's a pity the bottle is out of reach right now but I remember having no problems with projection or longevity and I'm a 'light' sprayer:

    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    Mine arrived about a week ago and I'm happy with it. I wasn't expecting fireworks but for the price I'm very pleased. It is sweet and it has a very light oud note to it, I do get the 'boozy' opening and it's quite enjoyable. It becomes vanilla-y after a while. To sum it up:

    - a boozy opening, something similar to sniffing a decent brandy, it's warming.
    - very light oud humming away which makes things interesting.
    - turns to quite sweet vanilla after a while

    Overall it's very pleasant and for the price it's good. The only person who sniffed me seemed to like it. I think it's great for the cold weather.

    I haven't smelled Frapin's offerings but I don't get any real similarities to DH or LIDG. I do think that it's a good frag for the price and I'm pleased with the purchase. My thanks to the OP for the recommendation.
    Last edited by chopwet; 29th June 2016 at 07:42 AM.

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    According to many sources, Miles by Detaille Paris is very similar to 1270 and reportedly has at least a little better performance.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post


    TBH I haven't tried the Frapin yet but I remember that when Ragbha first became popular, many compared it to 1270:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/320...ghlight=raghba

    I bought a bottle and I was pleasantly surprised, for the money you really can't complain. It's worth shot, these were my thoughts at the time, it's a pity the bottle is out of reach right now but I remember having no problems with projection or longevity and I'm a 'light' sprayer:
    You beat me to it, I was just about to post a link to the thread.
    I'm half tempted to try it myself now...

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    Default Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    You beat me to it, I was just about to post a link to the thread.
    I'm half tempted to try it myself now...
    If this sounds good to you:

    - a boozy opening, something similar to sniffing a decent brandy, it's warming.
    - very light 'oud' type of note humming away which makes things interesting.
    - turns to quite sweet 'vanilla' type of note after a while

    Then you won't be disappointed, for the price especially. It lasts well too IIRC.

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