Frapin 1270 by Sidonie Lancesseur for Frapin 2010

Hi There Crew,

I have only spent real time with one Frapin fragrance before and that was L’Humaniste which I liked very much, interestingly today’s fragrance was also re-created by the same perfumer. The original 1270 was created by Beatrice Cointreau. I don’t know why they had it reformulated, anyone?

Frapin 1270 by Sidonie Lancesseur for Frapin 2010

1270 Frapin FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Dried orange, pineapple, hazelnut, resins, dried plums, cocoa, tonka, coffee
Heart: Lime blossom, linden tree, pepper, spices, dried fruits
Base: Wood, Guaiac wood, white honey, vanilla

I have spritzed 1270 Frapin a few times before. I don’t know why but it has not struck me before as very likeable. I think my tastes may be expanding to include much more fun and frivolous fragrances because while trying to use up my unloved decant I have fallen madly in love.

1270 Frapin pineapple Kyle McDonald FlickrPINEAPPLE, like smoking a pineapple flavoured hookah while eating fairy floss. 1270 is weird and fun and a little bit crazy. I get sugar and pineapple, some other amorphous fruit and some smoky, warm resins. At no point do I get any chocolate, damnit. But still I just LOVE it. So fun. There is a fizziness that doesn’t seem at all aldehydic but like pineapple flavoured Fanta, bubbling around in your mouth with that delicious, sugar filled, fizzy rush that you get on your first swallow from the can. MMMMMMM. Boozy? Kind of. You know those sweet drinks that you can’t taste the alcohol in? The ones that often go down quickly and you drink them like soda pop because all that sugar makes you incredibly thirsty? Then BAM you are drunk. That’s the kind of booze here in 1270.

Lime blossom passes me by but the pepper, spices and dried fruits give a wonderful night in a Delhi bar in a bazaar vibe during the heart while still pumping out the fizzy pineapple right through the heart of 1270. Gradually the whole fragrance warms through as the honey, killing off the pineapple completely, takes centre stage standing right out front of the woods and vanilla but you can tell they are just waiting their turn to complete the story as we head to dry down. Warm soapy vanilla and woods, like VERY expensive mini bath soaps from the 1980s, are a beautiful end to a ride that has been so diverse, interesting, fun, frivolous at times and in the end a big gentle hug. How did I miss all this before?

1270 Frapin Sunset_Yekaterinburg WikiMediaPhoto Stolen WikiMedia

Interestingly 1270 is not on the Frapin parfums site any more. Are they discontinuing it? Does anyone know? All the online stores have it…..

Wearing? Almost everywhere. After the first 30 minutes you won’t be skunking anyone unless you are an outrageous oversprayer. In frag phobic workplaces it may be a bit much but otherwise I see 1270 as an excellent and fun choice. It is pricey but now that I get it I feel that I might even contemplate a purchase, let’s see if I finish my 5ml decant first, only 1ml of it has gone yet.

Further reading: Olfactoria’s Travels and Another Perfume Blog
Libertine Parfumerie has $199/100ml (with FREE postage in Australia)
First In Fragrance has €105/100ml and samples
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4/ml

Have you spent any time with 1270? Any of the Frapin frags? Have you ever had one of their cognacs?
Portia xx

Pineapple Photo Stolen Flickr

27 thoughts on “Frapin 1270 by Sidonie Lancesseur for Frapin 2010

  1. yum! Tried it last week and loved it! I got some cocoa, and couldn’t believe I LOVED the juicy pineapple parts. It’s delicious and not too synthetic or sickly, somehow. I will try it some more this week after reading your fab take on it x


    • YAY! I’m glad you enjoyed it too Ainslie. I don’t know how I missed the fun of 1270 in previous wearings. Glad I persisted.
      Portia xx


  2. Hi Portia,
    I recently had the thought that a new genre of perfume is emerging: the cartoon party frag. Have you experienced Pulp by Byrendo? Bertrand Duchauford has new one via Penhaligon’s called Tra La La that’s due to arrive at the shops soon. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve sampled several Frapin’s at the Scent Bar, but not spent time with any, nor the cognac. Perhaps a party perfume party?
    Cheers for cognac & fumes, J


  3. Hi Portia,
    thanks for your bubbly review of 1270, yes, I get some pineapple flavoured hookah too!
    You know what, I got my sample from First in fragrance about two month ago and it’s labelled in block letters…another sample was nu_be’s Helium (also in block letters!) which to my nose is a bit similar to 1270 but more christamsy.
    To me 1270 is a lighthearted and cheerful scent which I too like more and more (I’ve only got 1 ml left).


    • Anka, It COULD be ME who did your filling. Everyone else does lovely TINY neat writing but mine look like blocks trying to be neat.
      As yet I haven’t tried any nu_be, Michael went crazy on them and bought one, can’t remember which. TinaG is currently madly in love with the line too.
      Portia xx


  4. I really like this one. Didn’t know it had been reformulated, so now I’m not sure which version I have.
    What I have was purchased about 3 years ago, so I may have the original version. I get quite bit of booze, so sometimes have to be careful where I wear it!


    • Hey MaryK,
      Yes, I have heard the older one is boozier. You could quite easily have a batch of it, or maybe your skin amps a booziness that mine ignores,
      Reformulation is annoying, for whatever reason.
      Portia xx


  5. Hi Portia
    Thanks for reminding me about 1270, I have just sprayed my sample….the boozy bit is subdued and not harsh like brandy, and I do get the sweetness of caramelised pineapple.
    Vanilla is shy, but there. Quite yummy.
    My skin is eating this unfortunately, I seem to be vacuuming my forearm up my nose!


    • Oh NOOO,
      That is annoying JackieB.
      So many great scents melt into my skin in under 30 minutes. It has probably saved me a small fortune though. MMM Caramelised pineapple, you just made my mouth water.
      Portia xx


  6. I love Frapin 1270 – it’s very sweet and boozy on me. I wear it to bed in the winter a lot (for the warmth b/c I keep the heat so low). My only other Frapin is Speakeasy. The opening is way too sweet for me. The drydown was spicy and pretty, but couldn’t go through that opening blast of sugar again. No,have never had the cognac, but I’d like to.


    • Hi there LaurenW,
      I don’t remember Speakeasy exactly but I certainly can’t remember its super sweet opening. I will need to go back and revisit it again, thanks. I don’t have a FB so it can’t have GRABBED me but my recollection was of something nice but not earth shattering, maybe it was the opening that got it the thumbs down.
      1270 would be lovely as a winter warmer, I too am not a fan of artificially changing atmosphere by too much. Jin would have the house at 7C in Summer and 35C in Winter if I let him.
      Portia x


    • Yes Natalie,
      GREAT idea. I’m trying to find a moment, keep forgetting when I do and know I’m a bad friend.
      A bad friend who adores you. SORRY.
      Portia xx


  7. I have a bottle of the original release – it is nice and boozy. Don’t recall getting pineapple. I have also had their cognac (500 euros a bottle!!) and it is faaahbulous!


  8. Just read yr Posse review of Party in Manhattan! Holly Golightly!!! Great! Would really like to try it; wore Mitsouko for many years in the 80’s +.
    Trying to catch up with my perfume blogs today!….


    • YAY! Love days like that. Olfactoria’s Travels and Undina’s Looking Glass both have very interesting posts today.
      Portia xx


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