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    Default Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    I got in my sample of 1725 the other day, haven't had a chance to sample it yet, but plan on doing so tonight. I've heard almost nothing but good things about this line, and a few of them are always brought up, 1969 and Marquis de Sade. What others ones are worth checking out?
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    Default Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    Marquis de Sade
    Ambre 114
    Noir Patchouli
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    Ditto on the Amber 114, another great one!
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    Definitely try the Noir Patchouli and Ambre 114 (I really want the Ambre).
    A great feminine is the George Sand (I think it's 1804). The GF loves that one.
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    1828 is my favorite. And it gets me more compliments than anything else I wear.
    Ambre 114 is a great dry amber.
    I like the new 1826. Possibly better as a feminine. Oh, the old 1826 is awful! Totally different fragrance.
    Marquis de Sade (1740?) has some rather complex development. It impresses me, but not for me to own.
    I think 1804 is a nice feminine.
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    Ambre 114 is a definite must try.

    1740 Marquis de Sade is also a great fragrance

    1828 Jules Verne is also quite nice
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    Default Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    1828 is my favorite. And it gets me more compliments than anything else I wear.
    Ambre 114 is a great dry amber.
    I like the new 1826. Possibly better as a feminine. Oh, the old 1826 is awful! Totally different fragrance.
    Marquis de Sade (1740?) has some rather complex development. It impresses me, but not for me to own.
    I think 1804 is a nice feminine.
    What's the difference between the two? How would I know which is the new and which the old?
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    The Ambre sounds amazing from the notes. That's going on the sample list.
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    Ambre 114 is the best in the line and I just bought a decant

    after that I think 1725, 1969 and 1740 all worth checking out

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    Default Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    What's the difference between the two? How would I know which is the new and which the old?
    Do you have manufacturer's samples? If so, the new come with colorful labels. The old are rather plain and came with paper inserts.

    I will type out the notes when I get a chance.
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    Ambre 114 and 1740 Marquis de Sade are two great ones.

    '69 , not really - go with Guerlain 68 instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Do you have manufacturer's samples? If so, the new come with colorful labels. The old are rather plain and came with paper inserts.

    I will type out the notes when I get a chance.
    Oh, no I'll be getting them from TPC. I'd really appreciate the notes, then I can compare with the TPC description.
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    Default Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    New 1826 is described as a "sensual amber". Its notes are:

    Top notes : Bergamot, Tangerine;
    Heart Notes : White flowers, Violet, Ginger, Cinnamon;
    Base Notes : Patchouli, Amber, Incense from Jakarta, Vanilla

    Old 1826 is described as a "fruity chypre". Its notes are:

    Top Notes: Corsican peach, strawberry, Tahitian coconut,
    Heart Notes: white flower bouquet, orange blossom, Egyptian jasmine, Bulgarian rose,
    Base Notes: incense, vanilla, cacao, benzoin, patchouli, cedar, sandalwood

    I put a little of each on each hand. Radically different scents.

    Sorry I didn't get to this right away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Oh, no I'll be getting them from TPC. I'd really appreciate the notes, then I can compare with the TPC description.
    Per their notes, they have the new ones.

    You might save a little money getting them at Beauty Cafe (see: http://www.beautycafe.com/histoires_des_parfums.htm). That is where the HdP website sends US customers. If they are manufacturer samples, they are 1.5 ml a piece.

    The new 1826 strikes me as somewhat gourmand, with floral and amber tones.

    The old 1826 has a dominant berry note that feels rather synthetic, a touch of florals and incense. It does nothing for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    New 1826 is described as a "sensual amber". Its notes are:

    Top notes : Bergamot, Tangerine;
    Heart Notes : White flowers, Violet, Ginger, Cinnamon;
    Base Notes : Patchouli, Amber, Incense from Jakarta, Vanilla

    Old 1826 is described as a "fruity chypre". Its notes are:

    Top Notes: Corsican peach, strawberry, Tahitian coconut,
    Heart Notes: white flower bouquet, orange blossom, Egyptian jasmine, Bulgarian rose,
    Base Notes: incense, vanilla, cacao, benzoin, patchouli, cedar, sandalwood

    I put a little of each on each hand. Radically different scents.

    Sorry I didn't get to this right away!
    Thanks man! Tangerine is an interesting note, though I'm not so confident in my ability to wear it!
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    Default Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Thanks man! Tangerine is an interesting note, though I'm not so confident in my ability to wear it!
    As someone who wears Miller Harris' Tangerine Vert, I don't think you will have any problem with 1826. Honestly, I don't catch the note in it. Simply put, I would describe it as a gourmand-floral-amber. Just my initial impressions.

    I prefer 1828 (Jules Verne) to 1826, for what its worth.
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    Are these full-bodied scents or do they wear close?
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    The quality of ingredients in this line are pretty darn good, but the fragrances themselves didn't "wow" me.

    Casanova (1725) was really good - smooth and classy, but it doesn't stand up to Invasion Barbare, which is similar, but better.

    Marquis de Sade is a badass immortelle and leather scent, but I found it too sharp and herbal, so I prefer Eau Noire, which is sweeter and smoother.

    Ambre 114, on the other hand, is one of my favorite ambers, good enough to stand up to Ambre Sultan and Ambre Precieux. I'm not sure, but it just might be my favorite "true" amber fragrance.
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    The Mata Hari (1876) is glorious, one of the best in the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'aventurier View Post
    The quality of ingredients in this line are pretty darn good, but the fragrances themselves didn't "wow" me.

    Casanova (1725) was really good - smooth and classy, but it doesn't stand up to Invasion
    Barbare, which is similar, but better.

    Marquis de Sade is a badass immortelle and leather scent, but I found it too sharp and herbal, so I prefer Eau Noire, which is sweeter and smoother.

    Ambre 114, on the other hand, is one of my favorite ambers, good enough to stand up to Ambre Sultan and Ambre Precieux. I'm not sure, but it just might be my favorite "true" amber fragrance.
    Interesting I never heard of Invastion Barbare I will have to look for that one to compare


    But I totally agree with you with regards to Ambre 114.

    Ambre 114 is one scent that just WoW'ed me out of any amber's that I have tried.

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    Default Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    My favourites are Ambre114 and Patchouli Noir. Especially the patchouli does NOT wear close to skin. This is one of my most potent bottles and I always go very easy on the trigger...
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    Wow my little sample pack from Histoires de Parfums arrived yesterday, great timing with the thread! I got mine from their website, came in a bunch of big (maybe 2ml?) vials and a nice big sheet of descriptions/notes, for something like 5 euros, pretty good price.

    I've tried two so far:

    1828 (Jules Verne)
    Remarkably similar to Cologne Noire*, a bitter, fresh green forest floor with little citrus spikes. It has the same cedar and vetiver, alongside pepper and aromatic crushed spices (nutmeg, whatever). Differences though, a very blasting fresh eucalyptus that gives us a certain minty freshness, as well as a strong patchouli and a thick incense (like Profumum's Olibanum) that isn't as transparent as Cologne Noire, and less warm and gently smoky than French Lover. It feels more like a fougere than a cologne to begin with, before slowing down into a sweet kind of amber (herbaceous amber like Ambre Sultan).

    1876 (Mata-Hari)
    A dark peppered rose. The rose retains its certain plush, deep red character, but is totally subverted by an intense heat, from thick curling frankincense, cinnamon and ground cumin, and a big dose of black pepper. The powdery rose hits it with the powdered spices so well, creating a big, swirling, sensual dust that lingers and then settles, hours later, into a warm musky sandalwood. Suffocating, in a good way.

    (* I'd written my impression of Van Cleef & Arpels Cologne Noire just a few days ago, which is the reason for the quick comparison.)

    Liked both of them, 1876 more because I really like rose-based perfumes and this was very much its own simmering creation. I'm going to try the Ambre 114 and the famous Marquis de sade tonight. (That just reminded me of the movie Salo, which I am not going to watch with the marquis de sade fragrance, because I want to sleep tonight)
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    de Sade and Casanova are my favourites from HdP line.

    Casanova is gourmand fougere which make me think of Laduree lavender and fleurdorange petit cookies & epoque galante every time I wear it.
    Invasion Barbare is more daring and modern perfume than Casanova, but both are in my wardrobe complementing each other.
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    Coincidentally, I just got samples from Beauty Cafe for 1740, 1828, 1969, Noir Patchouli, and Ambre 114. They are 1.5 ml sample vials. From a quick sniff of all, I liked 1828 (Jules Verne), but I really haven't tested them out yet.

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    Wore 1725 last night, it reminded me very much of Jaipur. I could barely smell it though, it seems that incredibly powdery notes often register in a frequency beyond what I can smell easily.
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    Default Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    I've actually only tested Marquis de Sade, which I like a lot. Imortelle is one of my weaknesses...

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    Can anyone who has tried 1969 compare it to Frapin 1270 for me? From the reviews and descriptions it sounds like they'd be similar. If they are, I don't think I'm going to bother sampling it. This is a case where I think I don't need to similar scents in my drobe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Can anyone who has tried 1969 compare it to Frapin 1270 for me? From the reviews and descriptions it sounds like they'd be similar. If they are, I don't think I'm going to bother sampling it. This is a case where I think I don't need to similar scents in my drobe.
    These two are nothing alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    These two are nothing alike.
    Oh ok good. I'll add that to the sample list as well then.
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    Tried Ambre 114: amazing. I've always found that dedicated amber perfumes have had one thing about them I disliked, whereas this was blended so seamlessly that individual notes barely poked their heads above the clouds. Specifically, it was what I wanted Ambre Sultan to be.

    Also tried the 1725 which I didn't enjoy as much. Immortalle is something I struggle to like, and while I found this sickly sweet molten leather-spice concoction to be rich and sprawling, it wasn't something I liked to have on my skin. One in the "appreciate but not enjoy" basket.

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