Speakeasy (2012)

Speakeasy by Frapin
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Speakeasy is a perfume by Frapin for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesDavana, Lime, Orange, Rum
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Mint
Base Notes Base NotesLabdanum, Liatris spicata, Everlasting flower, Styrax, Tobacco, Tonka bean, White musk, Cistus

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (73 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (54 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (56 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (55 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 03.08.2018

Interesting Facts

A speakeasy is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages, prominently during the time of the alcohol prohibition in the USA.

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K1

121 Reviews
K1
K1
Twisty tobacco - warm boozy - ambergris
Frapin's olfactive portfolio is a Jumanji, full of exotic things barely presented before. And Speakeasy is one of the most peculiar ones made by a nose who knows how to turn smells to fluent stories.

Opens with an inexpressible powdery boozy air mingled with fizzy citrus and minty geranium. The base, on the other hand, is structured around balmy powdery ambergris which reminds me femme fatal Ambre Gris by Balmain in a more pronounced facet and more powdery and less warm render. I expected more tenacity and projection but when I imagine how alerting it could be with greater power, I say ok it's quite enough, therefore 3/5 yet, it is complex to the point that I'm not satisfied by my review.
9.0/10
Dulcemio

34 Reviews
Dulcemio
Dulcemio
4
oriental of the light and airy variety (finally!)
I seem to be on an eternal, frustrated quest for an oriental that is rich and luscious, and yet light and airy enough for warm weather.

I am pleased to say that Speakeasy seems to be, in fact, one of those elusive fragrances.

I was skeptical about the citrus, white musk and mint notes, as they often signify, within a unisex frag, a masculine freshness of which I am not a fan.

As it turns out, Speakeasy judiciously uses these very notes to take the sweet, oriental earthiness I crave and make it warm weather-friendly.

Never has the phrase, "Less is more" been more fitting.
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Drseid

670 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    5
With a Fragrance Called "Speakeasy" You Would Expect More Risk...
Speakeasy opens for business with a rum-laced tropical fruit punch accord and a twist of lime over an underlying soft mint. During the heart phase, powdery suede leather emerges with the powder most likely derived from the liberal use of benzoin. Mixing with the powdered leather during the dry-down are the remnants of the booze-laced fruity open, now joined late by non-animalic white musk and slightly sweet tonka bean rising from the base. Projection is minimal and longevity is average.

The official list of notes for Speakeasy is quite long and interesting, but I confess they are either well-blended or nonexistent as I could not detect most of them. For all its laundry list of notes, Speakeasy really smells like tropical rum fruit punch over powdery soft suede. It is a relatively subtle scent on the whole that unlike fragrances like the disappointing Enchanted Forest that are much more innovative but polarizing using a similar theme, Speakeasy really is more wearable and safe. Wearable it is, but uninspired about sums up my opinion of the scent. The bottom line is Speakeasy can get people to enter its doors with an average 2.5 stars out of 5 rating, but it will have a much harder time convincing folks to continue to imbibe as there is nothing "illegal or illicit" in this club.
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