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    Default Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    I stumbled upon these two tropical sweet fragrances today hunting for a fragrance and LOVED both. I will buy only one though.

    Which one would you suggest and why? And also, which one seems more masculine to you (although both are fairly unisex to me.)

    Thank you!


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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    Haven't tried the latter, but the former is excellent IMO. Smells great and performs quite well, at least on my skin.
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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Haven't tried the latter, but the former is excellent IMO. Smells great and performs quite well, at least on my skin.
    Well, it doesn't seem to project well on me, but it does last. Do you find it feminine hednic?


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    1270 is much sweeter overall and throughout - a thick honey/fruit/booze gourmand through and through, drying down to still-sweet vanilla/amber/honey base.

    Fan Your Flames starts with a boozy gourmand bang (very nice rum and coconut notes), and dries out drastically to become primarily a smoky/woody scent with a relatively small dose of the opening melange. This one seems more masculine and lasts longer (all day and then some), to answer your questions.

    I'd pick Fan Your Flames between the two, though neither is really my style.
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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    Fan Your Flames.

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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    Fan Your Flames (although tested briefly) gave me hints of some chemically strong smells, the most prominant being Ambroxan. Now I am from Istanbul so I wanted to be a little partial to FYF, but Ambroxan overdose has ruined many fragrances for me to this date. Do you get strong ambroxan out of it?


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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    1270 for the boozy experience.
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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    And which one would you say is more masculine?


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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    Quote Originally Posted by bilo View Post
    Well, it doesn't seem to project well on me, but it does last. Do you find it feminine hednic?


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    I find it perfectly straddling the male/female gender line.
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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    I recently owned Fan Your Flames and I am familiar with 1270 having sampled it extensively (and almost buying a bottle).

    Let's get the easy question out of the way first: Which one is more masculine? Neither They are equal.. They really are unisex scents occupying the same spot on the gender spectrum (which in my opinion is unisex-leaning-masculine).

    As for performance, Fan Your Flames gets the nod. It lasts at least two hours longer and also projects better. While the projection is reserved, it's still solid. 1270's biggest drawback is its projection and longevity. Its projection diminishes quickly and it comes off as very reserved. I'm not a huge projection guy but even I was a little disappointed with 1270 in this regard. Neither scent ever feels thin or weak in its structure though, as quiet as they may be.

    On smell:

    1270 is more gourmand-like, in my experience. You get a fairly sweet, caramel-honey and fruit concoction in the top which gives away to a very boozy whiskey sort of smell in the mid, and the base ushers in your gourmand standards--chocolate, vanilla, coffee--it all smells very nice. It's a sort of a deep, boozy, rich fruity gourmand, quite alluring, and relaxing and comforting to wear.

    Fan Your Flames is more of a balance between a gourmand and a woody-spicy scent. The coconut smells nice and fresh, but it's never so strong as to really dominate the scent and steal attention from the other accords. It's also not a super creamy, suntan lotion sweet type of coconut either. It reminds me of the flesh, sweet, fresh, a touch creamy, but not excessively so. It's very well done. The tobacco is dark and spicy, and it connects well in the base with a warm, nutty tonka note that has that sort of natural, roasted feel. The scent is accented by rum, but what I like about it is that it lends some character to the scent without making it a really "alcoholic" smell. It's not a super boozy scent, just a touch. There's some wood and some earthiness to the whole as well. Everything is in very good balance in FYF. Though it's reeled in, my only criticism with FYF is that there's a little hint of that "candle shop potpourri" quality floating around. But it's not strong.

    Overall, I think FYF is the better scent, though you could be disappointed if you were looking at it as a true, boozy gourmand. As I said, it's balanced between being a gourmand and a woody-spicy fragrance. I also think 1270 might appeal to the younger crowd a little bit, may work a bit better for romantic occasions, and it has a sort of immediately gratifying effect. FYF is a bit more sophisticated, and it's warm but not exactly sensual. It's probably more of a slow burn with better value and greater enjoyment in the end.
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    Default Re: Frapin 1270 vs Nishane Fan Your Flames

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I recently owned Fan Your Flames and I am familiar with 1270 having sampled it extensively (and almost buying a bottle).

    Let's get the easy question out of the way first: Which one is more masculine? Neither They are equal.. They really are unisex scents occupying the same spot on the gender spectrum (which in my opinion is unisex-leaning-masculine).

    As for performance, Fan Your Flames gets the nod. It lasts at least two hours longer and also projects better. While the projection is reserved, it's still solid. 1270's biggest drawback is its projection and longevity. Its projection diminishes quickly and it comes off as very reserved. I'm not a huge projection guy but even I was a little disappointed with 1270 in this regard. Neither scent ever feels thin or weak in its structure though, as quiet as they may be.

    On smell:

    1270 is more gourmand-like, in my experience. You get a fairly sweet, caramel-honey and fruit concoction in the top which gives away to a very boozy whiskey sort of smell in the mid, and the base ushers in your gourmand standards--chocolate, vanilla, coffee--it all smells very nice. It's a sort of a deep, boozy, rich fruity gourmand, quite alluring, and relaxing and comforting to wear.

    Fan Your Flames is more of a balance between a gourmand and a woody-spicy scent. The coconut smells nice and fresh, but it's never so strong as to really dominate the scent and steal attention from the other accords. It's also not a super creamy, suntan lotion sweet type of coconut either. It reminds me of the flesh, sweet, fresh, a touch creamy, but not excessively so. It's very well done. The tobacco is dark and spicy, and it connects well in the base with a warm, nutty tonka note that has that sort of natural, roasted feel. The scent is accented by rum, but what I like about it is that it lends some character to the scent without making it a really "alcoholic" smell. It's not a super boozy scent, just a touch. There's some wood and some earthiness to the whole as well. Everything is in very good balance in FYF. Though it's reeled in, my only criticism with FYF is that there's a little hint of that "candle shop potpourri" quality floating around. But it's not strong.

    Overall, I think FYF is the better scent, though you could be disappointed if you were looking at it as a true, boozy gourmand. As I said, it's balanced between being a gourmand and a woody-spicy fragrance. I also think 1270 might appeal to the younger crowd a little bit, may work a bit better for romantic occasions, and it has a sort of immediately gratifying effect. FYF is a bit more sophisticated, and it's warm but not exactly sensual. It's probably more of a slow burn with better value and greater enjoyment in the end.
    Wow.. Thank you for the incredibly detailed reply. I really appreciate it!


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