This Is Not A Blue Bottle (2015)
by Histoires de Parfums

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This Is Not A Blue Bottle information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 34 votes)

People and companies

HouseHistoires de Parfums
PerfumerGérald Ghislain

About This Is Not A Blue Bottle

This Is Not A Blue Bottle is a shared / unisex perfume by Histoires de Parfums. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Gérald Ghislain

This Is Not A Blue Bottle fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of This Is Not A Blue Bottle

Intensely sweet, floral and airy. The sweetness rivals Azzaro Wanted and BR 540. Has a similar feel to both of those scents but not as refined or sexy as the MFK. Probably a step up from the Azzaro.

Very synthetic, harsh and persistent, can be cloying if over-sprayed but curiously very nice if sprayed correctly, maybe 2-3 sprays max.

Very good performance with strong projection and 10+ hours longevity on my skin.
19th January, 2019
I am not a fan of screechy woody ambers by any stretch of imagination and This Is Not A Blue Bottle seems to be loaded with the stuff. Fortunately my first encounter with it began last year with a modest dab from a sample because anything more than a single spray is likely to bring me back to the dentist office for a root canal.

Today I wore a single spray to the chest under my shirt. Such a restrained approach to wearing paid dividends. It kept a leash on the screechy base and allowed the rest of the composition to shine. From the electric, almost ozonic orange-laced aldehydes at the top to the warm ambery glow of honeyed musk in the heart. It might not have worked out for some but for me, it did. Beautifully.

I can’t deny the synthetic signature of This Is Not A Blue Bottle is such a departure from the house’ typically richer baroque style but it is clearly intentional and somehow IMO they made it work. The KEY to unlocking its magic is to wear it sparingly.

This Is Not A Weapon of Nose Destruction but it comes close. The power on tap is unbelievable. A single shot to the solar plexus announces my (fragrant) presence with the subtlety of a sports commentator. I dare not attempt it but I believe 3-4 sprays will be the olfactory equivalent of an air raid siren. Joop! Homme has finally met his match.

Olfactorywise, this rates a Neutral from me. It smells like a good designer and reminds me somewhat of Cartier L’Envol. But I appreciate Histoires de Parfums’ audacity to take a cheeky piss on the reigning designer woody amber trend with this irreverent release. That’s why I’m giving this a ‘thumbs up’.

23rd May, 2018
I could almost give this a neutral - maybe I'm feeling so let down because I like this house, but this is an annoying, synthetic and terribly modern smelling perfume, especially given the name of the house. Modern history, I guess.

The base is a typical, generic synthetic woody amber, and it's almost all I can smell from the opening. It's such a dominating smell, I get too discouraged to even think much about the other notes, and the way their literature describes them (electric orange, metallic geranium) is more telling than the listing here.
22nd May, 2018
Remarkable, unique fragrance that continues to grow on me throughout the day after spritzing.

The combination of orange, geranium, honey, musk, and patchouli make for a sharp, bright fragrance that defies description. Aldehyde note keeps this one dancing and fresh. Overall, it does have a clearly synthetized quality to it, but IMO not in an offensive way. I liken it to an avant garde composition that isn't cacophonous as much as it is pleasing, differing from the typical scent in that it INTENDS to stand out and defy usual expectations.

For me, TINABB is surprisingly wearable, long-lasting and complements my casual day or night activities like a friend who doesn't judge nor complain. Opinions differ greatly to be sure; a blind-buy of this one is NOT recommended, better to test it first and decide for yourself if TINABB's daring composition suits you or not.
04th March, 2018
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United States
You're in a torture chamber getting stabbed in the face by knives covered in sharp and bitter orange juice, while also getting burned alive by a fire fueled by some really potent charred/smoked patchouli. You want to cry out, "Help!" but, you can't think of any words other than sharp ones, because everything, in this moment, is sharp. To finish you off, someone begins rubbing some thick honey into your wounds, and you pass out. This Is Not A Blue Bottle by Histoires de Parfums.
25th February, 2018
I've really warmed up to this one after an initial sampling where it came across as refreshing but oddly synthetic. For me, it's all about the honey sweetened geranium and it hits that sweet spot between Dior Sauvage and Parfums de Marly Layton where its not as harsh as the former and more affordable than the later. I'll probably still get Layton at some point but until then I just ordered the other blue bottle, which may suit me just fine. Definitly give it a try...and then a few more.
01st April, 2017

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