Frank No. 2 2005

Frank No. 2 by Frank
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Frank No. 2 is a popular perfume by Frank for men and was released in 2005. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
CorianderCoriander
LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesBalsam firBalsam fir
CognacCognac
Coffee beanCoffee bean
PatchouliPatchouli
PlumPlum
Base Notes Base NotesTeakwoodTeakwood
Maple woodMaple wood
White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

7.729 Ratings

Longevity

7.820 Ratings

Sillage

6.917 Ratings

Bottle

6.819 Ratings
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 19.01.2022.
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Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
HorlixB4Bed

1 Review
HorlixB4Bed
HorlixB4Bed
Helpful Review    3  
A better version of Michael, by Michael Kors
I was lucky enough to find a bottle of this on Ebay UK around 7 years ago.
I remember it being quite boozy and heavy on the patchouli and spices! :)
At this point in my fragrance journey, i was buying and selling a lot! If i never sold anything in my time, i would have well over 500 bottles! As it stands i have around 250. Anyway, back to the review. Not long after acquiring Frank No2 i picked up a bottle of Michael by Michael Kors and decided i didn't need both.. So stupidly I sold Frank No2. The reasoning was that Michael was discontinued, so i thought it would be wise to keep hold of that one!
Fast forward a few years and I am still kicking myself i let Frank No2 go! I will admit that Frank No2 is better than Michael by MK, and if i am ever lucky enough to stumble across a bottle in the future, i will snap it up without any hesitation! The bottle i had was the original bottle design, i just hope they didn't butcher it with reformulation when they updated the packaging.
7
Scent
Drseid

809 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    5  
A More Refined Patrick...
Frank No. 2 goes on with a blast of very green bergamot citrus with a plum undertone. In the heart the plum-laced bergamot remains, now joined by what can best be described as a fine cognac liqueur accord that has hints of various well-blended spices with aromatic lavender that comes off as almost herbal in its implementation remaining through the dry-down. Frank No. 2's base which melds with the remaining aromatics from the heart is comprised primarily of a blend of fir based resin and multiple woods coupled with light musk that does not have most of the animalic qualities usually associated with it. Projection and longevity are both very good to excellent.

Frank No. 2 is a very difficult scent to describe. It is very aromatic with a dry boozy undertone driven by its lavender, bergamot, cognac and coniferous resin notes in particular. I hear it compared to Chanel's Allure Homme by many others but I confess I do not see that relation at all. If anything, the closest scent I can think of to Frank No. 2 is Patrick from Fragrances of Ireland. Frank No. 2 is certainly no clone and the two smell very different, but their aromatic concepts occupy a similar space in my opinion (and I prefer Frank No.2). What I *do* know is Frank No. 2 smells very good and is an extremely refined and well-polished effort that should be on anyone's buy list if they are looking for a classy easy to wear aromatic at its relatively low price point of $65 for a 65ml bottle, earning a strong 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Flaconneur

49 Reviews
Flaconneur
Flaconneur
Helpful Review    4  
FRANK NO. 2 by Frank Los Angeles
Frank Los Angeles is a small but significant boutique perfume house that opened in Los Angeles in 2004. Their current selection consists of three fragrances: Frank, their debut fragrance released in 2004, Frank No. 2 released the following year, and Frank No. 3 in 2008. This house relishes the process of small batch production and does it quite well. Each of Frank Los Angeles' perfumes are hand-crafted. The proof seems to be in the pudding, or bottle in this case. I have found Frank Los Angeles to be interesting and somewhat a surprise in the quality of their scents. All three of their fragrances are masculine in attitude, so be forewarned.

Frank No. 2 opens with brazen bergamot that is entwined with fresh lavender. A touch of spicy coriander gives the brisk and herbal opening a unique savory masculine twist. The opening transitions from herbal with a touch of spice, to an astonishing heart of boozy, rich cognac with sappy resinous overtones. The heart is more mature and less buoyant in temperament. Frank No. 2 has a fruity, sweet side comprised of plum and earthy patchouli that give the heart added complexity. The patchouli plays assistant to the cognac by moderating its boozy nature and making it less ephemeral. A subtle coffee essence brews slowly and quietly in the base, coupled with woods that are dry and aromatic in nature. White musk takes a silent position in the base and adds an odd, nonessential cleanliness.

There is no doubt that Frank No. 2 was intended as a masculine fragrance. Perhaps I can detect a unique familiarity with many masculine fragrances of days gone by. The classic virile structure of spice, herbs and woods, makes this fragrance one that might seem unoriginal. I find it quite refreshing that an inexpensive eau de toilette lasts so long. The bottle and its packaging are understated at best, but perfect for the content within. I realized quite quickly that Frank No. 2, with its surprising character, earns a well-deserved seat in my fragrance collection.

Statements

AndymionAndymion 9 days ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Crisp masculine aromatic top notes. Plum & cognac show up to the somewhat formal party to provide a slightly sweet, yet smooth undertone.

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