1804 George Sand (2001)
by Histoires de Parfums


1804 George Sand information

Year of Launch2001
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 89 votes)

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About 1804 George Sand

She was to become renowned through her androgynous pen name, George Sand. A writer of genius, great lover and committed, she was the incarnation of the first modern woman. For her contemporary heiresses, a perfume reflecting her generosity and sensuality.

Reviews of 1804 George Sand

This is an interesting, complex fragrance, bordering on bizarre. The main accord I'm getting from this is typical, classic masculine grooming product, an after shave type smell (which doesn't seem to match the listed notes), and just behind that is a contrasting sweetness that is almost too much and that threatens to ruin it.

The is interesting niche perfume: experimental, but wearable.

The sandalwood and/or patchouli in the background is nice. It smells like they got their hands on some good stuff. The sweet, fruity stuff, such as the pineapple note, is less refined, and smells gimmicky, but the elements that are good are so good, it mostly works.
24th May, 2018
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United States
You're munching on some lukewarm pineapple on a sunny day. You're eating it with your hands and you're getting yourself into a sticky mess when, all of the sudden, a bunch of guests invite themselves over for an afternoon lunch. The men come in wearing various patchouli and woodsy colognes, the women are wearing vanilla and florals, and you're helpless as they all greet you and bombard you with quick hugs while you keep your sticky pineapple hands up in the air. 1804 by Histoires de Parfums.
25th February, 2018
I'm giving this a neutral because I only wore it once and maybe I'm not that confident in my own opinion.

I got a sharp hairspray sort of synthetic fruitiness that was loud.

It didn't work for me.

I will probably revisit this at some point, but I don't imagine that will be any time soon.
21st February, 2017
I was disappointed by this one. I was expecting to smell some sweet pineapple, which I love, from sniffing the bottle cap. But it began with white floral notes and some wood. Almost manly. Then it faded into some average candy smell that I liked better... and it disappeared!
19th December, 2016
Histoire de Parfums - 1804 (2001)

1804 ‘George Sand’ was my introduction to the Histoire de Parfums house. I would describe this scent as: fruity, spicy, sweet, and oriental. The opening introduced a strong presence of pineapple mixed with peach and hints of gardenia florals. The combination of pineapple and peach brings out a pleasing refreshing sensation, nice but simplistic. The opening gradually tones down while the florals and musk become a bit more noticeable. Distinguishing the florals was difficult, I was only able to identify the jasmine and gardenia. The rose and lily of the valley are too muffled to detect. Finally the scent enters the drydown which mainly consisted of vanilla, musk, patchouli, and sandalwood. The drydown had a bit of an unpleasantness to it. The best way to describe it was that it smelled similar to plastic. After wearing it a few times the plastic smell became more noticeable early on as soon as the opening began to fade into the background. I have detected this plastic drydown before in other scents that had vanilla present in it such as in Montale Vanille Absolu. Aside from the plastic smell, the drydown was a bit powdery and mildly sweet likely from the benzoin and vanilla notes. The patchouli and lingering musk notes created a backbone structure for the the scent. Clearly this is a scent for the warmer months, the scent reminds me of warm summer days outside in broad daylight. While I found this scent to be nice in the beginning, I wasn’t to fond of the drydown. I wore this on several occasions and each time I wore it, I became less impressed by it. This scent just wasn’t a good fit for my nose and that’s ok. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to sample this scent.
25th July, 2016 (last edited: 24th July, 2016)
While the blending at work in 1804 makes some notes hard to separate from others, the impression I get is this: a sandy, spiced mound of wood and flowers crowned by a single, fresh pineapple. There is rose here but the sweeter aspects, likely vanilla and peach, have bastardized it to the point that it smells candied. The sandal and benzoin, combined with nutmeg, make it feel somewhere right between powdery and sandy, but certainly dry for such a tropical thing. Smells like the color of a good sailor's sunset. Uncomplicated and happy, intentionally blurred like a Renoir landscape.
01st February, 2016

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