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    1873 is a women's fragrance by Histoires de Parfums. The scent was launched in 2001

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    Colin Maillard's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    Beautiful opening comprising sweet, savoury orange/bergamot and citrus notes, delicate but vivid floral notes, lavender and spices on soft silky white musks and pungent, vibrant green notes providing a pleasant mossy and almost slightly earthy counterpart. Really nice and Mediterranean, although more in a "postcard" meaning (no rawness here). Fresh and cozy with a velvety, soft roundess which makes this refined and graceful but at the same time, sensual and carnal thanks to the breezy green "earthy" accord. Highly wearable and refined: a self-confident, beautiful, slightly aristocratic young lady enjoying her "vacanze italiane". Nothing unique, but still with a grace I find distinctive and tasteful. Also the persistence is surprisingly bold and long-lasting, considering it's a citrus scent. Then in eventually gently fades in a delicate musky/sweet aromatic drydown with orange blossom souvenirs, fairly close to skin, still nice.

    7/10

    04 May, 2014

    gimmegreen's avatar

    Netherlands Netherlands

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    Refreshing, light and airy citrus with a grapefruit tang to begin with. Sure there’s cat piss in the mix, but that’s all part of the grapefruit spectrum and frankly bothers me less than the poverty of ambition on display. There’s a touch of violet leaf, but in the main the green aspects seem to be struggling to express themselves. Within hours we’re down to a skin hugging base which is mainly pee over a trace of vanilla.

    09 April, 2013

    Sniffmonkey's avatar

    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    Luckyscent describe this as light white flowers and citrus, lemon tart and meringue. On my skin this smells sour and really unpleasant.

    03 October, 2012

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    I adore Histoires de Parfums 1969, and I admire Moulin Rouge for its olfactory magic. I love many of the notes (bergamot, neroli, vanilla, caramel). I pictured a bright gourmand scent based on the HdP website, which describes it as being evocative of a "lemon tart with meringue". I was most excited to try this sample.

    My initial impression was of a jumble of somehow-synthetic smelling citrus notes, which settles into what strikes me as quite a masculine neroli. For some reason, I got a really strong impression of my grandpa. Which makes me think that this smells like . . . Brut? I think that's what he wore. Looking it up, I see that they do share some of the same notes: lavender, bergamot, lemon, vanilla...

    I love many of the HdP line, but this one is not for me. Might be good for a man, though.

    10th May, 2012

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    To me, the "worst" in line of a normally great range.
    This does not smell like Colette and 1873, but like the latest by Dolce&Gabanna (see their "La Luna" scent).
    A floral something with no refinement and no fun at all. Mainstream companies are just better at this kind of scent. If you're into such a fragrance, get a MODERN floral (see Gucci et.al.) - will also save you a lot of cash.

    31st December, 2010

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    1873 COLLETTE was inspired by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a 19th century female writer of liberal intellect and reputedly even less hindered sensuality. Though the listed top notes read 'citruses', to my nose it smells more like 'ripe tropical fruits' having none of the tartness that I love in citruses. Clearly its structure allows the floral heart to bleed into the top, providing for a silky transition to a melange of orange blossom, lavender, muguet and white musk. A pretty large dose of white musk I must add. Though 1873 is classified as 'citrus gourmand', the light-handed treatment of base vanilla and caramel makes it far less gourmand than I would have expected, coming across a little uncertain even. And that's probably why I remain unconvinced and ultimately, unmoved.

    Notes fron beautycafe.com
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    Top: citruses
    Heart: orange blossom, lily of the valley, lavender
    Base: vanilla, white musks, caramel

    26 November, 2009

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