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    Default Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    I own one bottle of Frapin, which happens to be L'humaniste. I think you could make the argument that it's one of the best citrus scents on the market. Even though it's great, I haven't reached for it in awhile, since I'm constantly testing and reviewing new stuff. In fact, the only reason I wore it yesterday was to make a video about it being in my Fragrance Hall of Fame. I know it's notorious for having weak performance, but while spraying it on my neck and arms, I couldn't help but notice that the spray was basically a pathetic little thing. I had a hard time finding any old info on this matter, so I thought I'd bring it up now. I know Frapin has a quite a few bottles in their catalog and they all look to have the same design. Is it just me, or do Frapin sprayers really stink? For 200 dollars a bottle, I'd expect more. Yeah, the bottles are classy looking, and the glass etching is cool, but c'mon now Frapin!

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    Yes. Yes they are.

    Such crappy sprayers that barely put out juice is bad but the fact that most Frapins are so soft in the first place and need to be oversprayed just takes the peepee.

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    Mine leaked so every spray got some on my fingers

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    Amouage sprayers are pretty terrible. I have 1 Frapin bottle, but I don't remember how bad it is.

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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    Mugler A*Men sprayers blow.


    But yes, my L'Humaniste sprayer is certainly nothing good.
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    Yes, in the mix with Mugler Amen sprayers.

    As for performance of L’humaniste, I have found the woody floral phase to last for many hours.
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    The Mugler ones go from crap to fab if you run a scalpel around the inner edge line of the rubber flask and give it some room to move instead of being a solid one piece.

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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    Guerlain Homme square bottles were worse.
    Frapin's spray very wide and fine.
    I just half spray mine many times to get more of a stream rather than spray, works to improve performance.
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    I happened to wear l'humaniste yesterday and the sprayer stuck. Pretty cheapo given the other beautiful features of the packaging. The scent itself is great, so no regrets on my purchase.
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    Not sure if they are the worst, but I agree that the sprayers are no good based on my experience of 1270.
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    Haven't had problems with my Frapin sprayers yet. Lucky I guess.
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    Sorry about your sprayer, BradW--no fun. Don't think Tom Ford Grey Veviter edp sprayers are the best either--very little output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin06 View Post
    Don't think Tom Ford Grey Veviter edp sprayers are the best either--very little output.
    Probably a good thing! Grey Vetiver EdP is nuclear on my skin (and fried my nose with Iso E Super once).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    Probably a good thing! Grey Vetiver EdP is nuclear on my skin (and fried my nose with Iso E Super once).
    How many sprays of Grey Veviter edp do you find optimal, jabar? I don't like overwhelming others with my frags, and wonder if my using 4 sprays is too much. Thank you!

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    Brecourt and Carner Barcelona are both so much worse, despite how nice some of the scents are. The spray/nozzle mechanism on their bottles I own are shockingly bad
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    I bought a bottle of 1270 years ago from Luckyscent, and if you held it upside down and/or sprayed it, it'd leak. Been a while, can't remember exactly. But LS sent out another bottle that was fine.
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    I've seen worse.
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    No problems whatsoever with my Speakeasy sprayer.
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    Default Re: Are Frapin Sprayers the Worst?

    I only own 1270, so short sample size here, but it doesn't strike me as a bad atomizer.
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