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1681 (2010)
by Carthusia

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Year of Launch2010
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 14 votes)

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About 1681

1681 is a masculine fragrance by Carthusia. The scent was launched in 2010

1681 fragrance notes

Reviews of 1681

1681st broken promise

As a fan of iris I find the waxy opening iris note irresistible. Unfortunately it is gone too soon leaving behind a faint miasma of airy woodsy/citrusy incense with soft mildly creamy undertones. As much as I'd like to rate [b]1681[/b] higher I found it underwhelming. The promising start fails to deliver on that very promise and lasts as long as my hitherto raised expectations. It's like watching a titillating striptease act only to run out of money after 5 minutes. To its credit [b]1681[/b] boasts a projection level ideally suited... for a ninja on a mission.

Pros: 1681 nanometers in reach
Cons: 1681 seconds to boredom"

03rd September, 2013
Byzantine treasure in a vial. Popping the cork yields a strong, immediate effect of incense and precious resins: frankincense, myrrh, and oudh are underscored by woody notes, predominantly cedar but also sandalwood. This is first and foremost an incense scent, but rather than evoking the altar it skews toward the outdoorsy end of the aromatic-resin spectrum. It smells sharp and pungent, like woods and herbs on a campfire, in high country, under a starry sky. There's an airiness and spaciousness about the scent-world it creates that feels intoxicating and enlarging. The initial phase is powerful and complex--the first few minutes of wearing Carthusia 1681 are like being immersed in a sublime and resinous cloud. Alas, this effect dissipates fairly quickly. What's left is a quiet, less individuated incense/woods accord. I could wish the complexity of the initial phase lasted longer, but it's still a gorgeous experience. If you're an incense enthusiast, it might be a necessity.
30th March, 2013
1681 was quite a good surprise for me even if I'm not particularly fond of Carthusia's fragrances. An iris driven opening pleasantly leaning towards the waxy side (lipstick) and enriched by herbs (rosemary), lavender and musk. The frankincense note is remarkably present throughout adding some depth expecially in the middle phase. Woody patterns and hints of neroli/bergamot enhance the classic aspect of this "modern" masculine composition.

Overall 1861 is quite an unique fragrance that's at the same time very wearable yet anything but silly. Distinctive and discreet, classic and modern, "serious". If you happen to visit italy don't miss the chance to check Carthusia's fragrances as they sell way much cheaper than overseas. Very nice.
30th November, 2012
I have mixed feelings about this scent -- it seems a bit odd to me.
The opening is quite peculiar. It suggests a stale, wet-cardboard note. This is followed by something like old celery leaves, or a vague herbal-artemesia chord. Then there is an odd musky, slightly sweet vanilla note.
These all settle down into a cool, airy scent. It has slight hints of incense but is mostly a melange of woody notes. The peppery spices combine with the wood notes: sometimes creamy sandalwood, sometimes pungent cedar.
This scent is all over the place and doesn't really work for me. The dry-down sometimes is airy, other times sweet, and sometimes a kind of toasted-nut aspect.
03rd April, 2012
1681 was quite a good surprise for me even if I'm not particularly fond of Carthusia's fragrances. An iris driven opening pleasantly leaning towards the waxy side (lipstick) and enriched by herbs (rosemary), lavender and musk. The frankincense note is remarkably present throughout adding some depth expecially in the middle phase. Woody patterns and hints of neroli/bergamot enhance the classic aspect of this "modern" masculine composition.

Overall 1861 is quite an unique fragrance that's at the same time very wearable yet anything but silly. Distinctive and discreet, classic and modern, "serious". If you happen to visit italy don't miss the chance to check Carthusia's fragrances as they sell way much cheaper than overseas. Very nice.
18th March, 2012

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