1826 Eugénie de Montijo (2001)
by Histoires de Parfums


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Year of Launch2001
AvailabilityIn Production
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(based on 75 votes)

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About 1826 Eugénie de Montijo

The future and last French empress, Eugénie de Montijo, was born in Granada, the jewel of Andalusia. A sparkling beauty, her seductive nature and temperamental elegance delighted Napoleon the third. This beautiful lady who influenced the mundane life and artistic refinement of her time inspired this luminous fragrance.

1826 Eugénie de Montijo fragrance notes

Reviews of 1826 Eugénie de Montijo

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You're in the heart of the Canadian wilderness in 1756, digging with your bare hands for snakeroot (ginger). It's August, and instead of marching with your brothers on Fort Oswego to push back the British, you're frantically trying to save your best friend who was just bitten by a snake. You enlist the help of an Iroquois ally, and before long, you're all indoors and participating in a wild healing ritual dominated by potent ginger oils, powdered herbs, and sweet smoke. 1826 by Histoires de Parfums.
25th February, 2018
1826 by Histoires de Parfums is a dignified patchouli fragrance that doesn’t strike me as particularly feminine or masculine. There is a touch of powdery iris that keeps the whole thing from smelling like patchouli oil. The overall effect is earthy-clean. This is a far cry from all of the candy-patchouli clones out there and a nice option for someone into patch but looking for something different. One thing that I really enjoy about HdP fragrances is the old books/furniture accord that seems to be infused in some of the compositions. Maybe this is just my take on it, but for those who enjoy that sort of smell, I highly recommend checking out HdP.

16th January, 2017
This was an oddball for me - seeing the wide range of descriptions in the reviews makes me think that this is a fragrance that smells very differently on different people. It opened with a strong, amber-y, spicy blast that I rather liked, but it quickly shifted to an unpleasant note that was somehow both soapy and musty. I got a little bit of the violet and cinnamon as well, but mainly that soapy smell. About an hour in, though, I started to get some nice little whiffs of a pretty white floral; however, when I brought my wrist to my nose I still got that unpleasant note. It's nice to think that it smelled better from a bit of a distance, but not much fun for me! Not very long-lasting - I'm five hours in and left with only a tiny vanilla-ish ghost . . .
28th April, 2016 (last edited: 01st May, 2016)
Quite good anisic white floral which initially reminded be of l'Heure Bleue with more wood, but rather quickly petered out. It has a ghostly thin veil of a body with a finely honed spicy hem but the entrancing effect I get from the opening and the ensuing minutes is quickly lost and the rest of the journey is less memorable. Very pleasant but meek as a kitten.
01st February, 2016
Sweet and fruity from the very start, 1826 maintains a sunny olfactory optimism right through its development. Rose and jasmine, cinnamon and ginger join the bright fruit in the central movement, which remains perfectly poised between fruity-sweet and spicy-dry. The overall impression is somewhere between a fruity fougère and a floral oriental, offering the freshness of the former and the sensuousness of the latter while miraculously avoiding the clichés that burden both of these overworked fragrance genres.

1826 is plenty potent and projects well off of the skin, but a certain inherent clarity of texture keeps it from cloying or overwhelming the nostrils. This is a happy, easygoing scent that should appeal to men and women alike. I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys fruity scents but has tired of the trite, crass fruity florals and fresh fougères that crowd cosmetic counters these days.

09th June, 2014
Wow, this one was a pleasant surprise. I ordered it almost as an after thought in the HdP sample set, but it is turning out to be one of my favorites from this line. It is a study in white, cool, musky tones - different notes from different fragrance families but all singing in the same register. There is a triumvirate of notes at the top - white musk, an airy "white" patchouli, and milky, cool anise. The musk and patchouli win out, their voices are stronger, but the anise pops in and out like a supporting contralto. It is a clean, airy fragrance, with none of the dark/dank/skanky associations you usually get with patch or musk, but then again, these are stripped down, clean cut versions of those notes. The only issue I have with it is longevity - it lasts about three hours and then poof! It's largely gone.
07th May, 2014

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