Frapin Fragrances

Frapin 1697 Review

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My first olfactory contact with Frapin was by way of L’Humaniste, which, sadly, turned out to be unsatisfactory (at least from my point of view!). Then, to my surprise I discovered Speakeasy and things began to look nicer. Moving on to this chapter, my most recent revelation is 1697, a masculine oriental spicy launched in […]

Frapin Speakeasy – A Cocktail-Inspired Fragrance

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When I reviewed 2009’s L’Humaniste from Frapin, I thought this was nothing more than a niche house which produced perfumes with a limited persistence (at least on my skin, this one exhibited an incredible low lasting power and minimal sillage!). Then, I had the chance to sniff Speakeasy, the most recent scent launched by the […]

CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense – For an Independent Spirit

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CoSTUME NATIONAL is an Italian fashion house based in Milan and established in the year 1986 by Ennio Capasa and his brother Carlo. The name of the house was inspired by a book’s title regarding uniforms, read by Ennio Capasa. Their perfume line debuted in 2002 with Scent and Scent Intense, two unisex fragrances. Scent […]

Frapin L’Humaniste – A Symbol of Liberty

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Last Friday brought me one interesting conclusions. I tested in this beautiful day 4 perfumes: 2 belonging to the niche line perfumery and 2 from the mainstream perfumes and this proved to be one of those moments in which the conventional fragrances were more persistent compared to their exclusivist rivals. My selection was: Frapin L’Humaniste, […]