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    Post Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    all 3 rum based, first two by Duchaufour. anybody tried at east two and can compare?
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Own the last two by Frapin - both great. Of the two prefer 1697. The accord is more pronounced for me.

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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    I really enjoy Speakeasy quite a bit. I am not really a fan of 1697.
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    I love them all. FSL is the better of three with great longervity + sillage and excellent rum smell.

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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    prefer Fusion Sacree Lui and Speakeasy over 1697
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    I tried both Speakeasy and 1697, and I'm sold on the latter. I find Speakeasy got a more "vintage" feel and a more pronunced tobacco note. It brings you straight to the 1920s and smoky jazz clubs. 1697 is more on the gourmand end, it's got a heavy boozy note along with sort of dry fruits, almost in the Luten's fashion, and I also think it's heavier on amber. It reminds me of Ambre Narguile Hermes with cognac rather than rhum.
    Out of the two, I prefer 1697, but they are both truly lovely fragrances.
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    I love speakeasy! One of my faves. Wore it on my last trip to vegas out to dinner / show and it impressed my gf

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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Fusion Sacree Lui is hands down the best of the three - by light years in my humble opinion.

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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Fusion Sacree Lui is hands down the best of the three - by light years in my humble opinion.
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Have a sample of FSL and bottles of both Speakeasy and 1697. All of these are quite gourmand.

    FSL is the booziest of the bunch and the rum is quite pronounced to my nose, it is quite good and I absolutely love the woody notes. The Frapin offerings all tend to lean more on the gourmand-side than anything else. Speakeasy smells exactly like Hawaiian Punch to me during the first hour or so, its not bad by any means, but I put it more in the gourmand grouping than as a boozy fragrance.

    1697 also is very strong with the fruits/tonka and rum accords, I quite like it, but understand why it just doesn't work for a lot of people.
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Quote Originally Posted by mspa View Post
    all 3 rum based, first two by Duchaufour. anybody tried at east two and can compare?
    AFAIK the Frapin creations have nothing to do with rum and everything to do with cognac. Not quite the same thing. Now if I could just find a fragrance that smells like Angostura 1919 with a touch of tobacco and leather, I'd be quite happy.

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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Lui hands down.
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Would Lui be a fairly safe blind buy for someone who likes boozy frags like Straight to Heaven and Caravelle Epicee?

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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma View Post
    Would Lui be a fairly safe blind buy for someone who likes boozy frags like Straight to Heaven and Caravelle Epicee?
    I've never sniffed Caravelle Epicee but Lui is much more complexed than Straight to heaven. It's a very deep rich scent where straight to heaven is simple to my nose. I do not recommend blind buying Lui. Def worth sampling.
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    Default Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Nothing beats speakeasy in this category (imo).
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