Have you tried any of the Frapin fragrances? Until recently, I hadn't. There are entire perfume lines that don't interest me. I don't know why and I'm so apathetic I don't care to investigate why. I see the word "Frapin" and I don't even remember liking perfume.
Which reminds me...I've never watched a moment of Friends but recently I saw a reunion of several of the actors from the show. They appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, in a dull, hackneyed skit that I suspect mirrored many episodes of Friends, though of course I can't say for sure. And then the actors stood around onstage, and the audience applauded for a hundred hours like they just saw Charlie Chaplin.
|Charlie Chaplin in his failed screentest for Friends.|
I guess it was the first time they've all appeared together since their show ended and that warmed everyone's hearts. But I say, "Is it possible everyone was wrong about Friends all along?" Again, I don't know. And I like not knowing and yet feeling deeply suspicious. It's my favorite disposition.
I still wish I wrote that classic "take a hike" Montale Musk to Musk review on Lucky Scent. Which is now missing at Lucky Scent, by the way. (I guess it worked.)
|The Brady Friends.|
This is all to say that I finally tried a Frapin, an old bottle of 1270 I almost accidentally purchased on eBay, and it's great and original and somewhat fruity -- halfway between raisin and grape -- but also woodsy and spicy and smooth.
So I tried Paradis Perdu and liked it even more. It's a soft, smoky vetiver that doesn't smell too far removed from Comme des Garçons Synthetics -- Tar and Garage -- but it's more refined and sweetened with something resembling a cola note. Next came Speakeasy, which was created by the Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, the Parfum d'Empire perfumer, and it smells like it: a sharp, boozy tobacco. Some say it smells like a mojito, but I've never smelled a mojito and so, yes, I'm deeply suspicious.
All these Frapins are complex and unique, and yet somehow also versatile and easygoing. And it's making me question my resistance to Friends, not to mention my entire personality.
What's making you question your entire personality these days?