Perfume Review: Frank Los Angeles Frank, #2, and #3
Review by Tom
Frank Los Angeles is a small house based here that specializes in scents that are "bold and unique, yet minimal". Sounds great for the start of what may be a scorching summer...
A bright citrus with minty green tea, it has a nice woody dry-down with hints of clove. This is one that I think I would use like a cold compress in hot weather. It's light without being insipid and simple without being boring. It also lacks the chemical elements that are usually found in most "simple, clean" scents: it won't remind you of Woolite.
Opens with a zing of bergamot (what doesn't these days?), but quickly gets to whispers of coffee, woods and spices. I was told by someone that they wouldn't think of wearing it in summer, but I can't agree: it's just not that heavy. I'd happily wear it in the worst heat.
This opens with melon. Melon is a note that usually makes me want to die, but here it's true to the honeydew and mercifully fleeting. When it dies out it leaves a nice sagey lavender that dries down to a skin musk and with a bare whisper of oakmoss.
Okay, I have to write that these aren't necessarily me: my days of inoffensive little scents are long past. I like mine to swing for the fences, and I will decide by application whether you're going to smell it or not. What I can appreciate about these is that they are very well made: linear and smooth without that underlying cheapness that almost always underly scents at this price-point from larger companies (*coughCKn2ucough*) If you are looking for a very well-made light scent with good lasting power at what I think is a very reasonable price ($65 for 65 ml) you should go to the Frank Los Angeles website's store locator for a store near you.