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    Default Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    I can't believe I've missed this thread! HdP 1740 continues to be my favorite frag of all times. I imagine fermented fruits and flowers that the Marquis probably rubbed on his body to cover up all the unspeakable acts he had been involved in.

    I think it's unique and it is always my "go-to" when I want to really assert myself!
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    It's a cool frag, I have the old one that came in the white box with a balloon on the front. Smells really strong and intense, like a Lutens on steroids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    The immortelle is indeed sweet, somewhat sour (though not particularly sweaty). However, the immortelle was at the heart of the vintage formulation too, so that's not the reformulation. LT seem to imply that the leather and tobacco notes are downplayed in favor of a spicy rosiness.

    Vintage or not, one needs to like immortelle for a fragrance like this.

    cacio
    What rating does he give the reformulation?

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    I find this scent intriguing and not sure if I love or dislike it. For right now, I love it.

    I don't know why but I always imagine going to the opera when I smell this.

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    Its a love or hate relationship with 1740. Immortelle makes it this way. Immortelle can get quite cloying but if applied lightly has a heavenly effect that lasts through out the day. 1740 is a "masterpiece in my books"because the perfumer creation was thinking öut of the box"!
    I am glad I have this in my collection and consider it a wear based on mood and situation/occassion!

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    Dukehunt:

    the new book has no rating. But the comment on the reformulation is quite negative, they call it a sort of Kenzo Jungle thing, with dried roses and fruit instead of leather and tobacco.

    cacio

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    Where do you get the old formulation from? Is it still for sale?

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    Reformulated?? How tragic. I adore the old the leather and the immortelle with the dried fruits.

    For the record, Guerlain's London 04 from the Les Voyages collection has an interesting "jam tart" note. Also has leather, although this is usually not included in official notes. The package advertising states this, and cites its inspiration as the Royal Mews.
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    I dunno if I had original or reformulated, but I love the scent,
    and I kind of wonder why no one mentioned that 1740 smells a lot like (actually, quite popular) LAPHROAIG single malt scotch whisky. Peaty, leathery etc. Ok, maybe it's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-odor View Post
    I dunno if I had original or reformulated, but I love the scent,
    and I kind of wonder why no one mentioned that 1740 smells a lot like (actually, quite popular) LAPHROAIG single malt scotch whisky. Peaty, leathery etc. Ok, maybe it's just me.

    Regards, Odor.
    Nope, you're not the only one. I get Scotch too.

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    Reformulated AND a new $205 price tag? (The old price was $185 USD.) How sad.
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    Wait...are y'all talking about a reformulation of 1740 or of Immortelle? There is a lot of talk about Immortelle on this thread, and I'm having trouble keeping them separate. I hope 1740 has not been reformulated!
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    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
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    Default Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
    I hope 1740 has not been reformulated!
    1740 has been (appearantly) reformulated. I'm still hoping it's just a matter of batches....

    @The-Odor: the (supposedly) reformulated one is easily recognizable because the new packaging comes with the usual 125ml bottle plus an additional travel atomizer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    1740 has been (appearantly) reformulated. I'm still hoping it's just a matter of batches....

    @The-Odor: the (supposedly) reformulated one is easily recognizable because the new packaging comes with the usual 125ml bottle plus an additional travel atomizer.
    THAT SUCKS because it is my favorite frag. I can only hope that it is not dramatic change, and my nose is not keen enough to tell the difference!
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    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
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    5. Derby, Guerlain

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    Default Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    1740 has been (appearantly) reformulated. I'm still hoping it's just a matter of batches....

    @The-Odor: the (supposedly) reformulated one is easily recognizable because the new packaging comes with the usual 125ml bottle plus an additional travel atomizer.
    Does anyone know when the reformulation happened and how to tell if a bottle is reformulate juice or not? Anything else besides the new packaging described above?

    I have a small travel spray of 1740 - does that mean it's the reformulation?

    Would love to get a big bottle of the vintage stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    1740 has been (appearantly) reformulated. I'm still hoping it's just a matter of batches....

    @The-Odor: the (supposedly) reformulated one is easily recognizable because the new packaging comes with the usual 125ml bottle plus an additional travel atomizer.
    I love the 1740!!

    Can we assume, then, that the smaller 60 ml bottles are the new formulation? These are the ones that look literally like the 125 ml bottle chopped in half, a very ugly design and concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I love the 1740!!

    Can we assume, then, that the smaller 60 ml bottles are the new formulation? These are the ones that look literally like the 125 ml bottle chopped in half, a very ugly design and concept.
    Prim, my interview with Gerald Ghislain will be on-line here on Basenotes later this week. I asked him about 1740.


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    This is disappointing news.

    My experience of 1740 is only from 'samples' but from what I've smelled it was brilliant - my favourite.

    Had always assumed my samples came from the newer, square bottles.

    Puts me right off chucking my money at a big bottle now

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    Great frag , realy enjoying this one... at first , i've felt to mouch of dry fruit, now i get it and it is one of my fav.

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    Default Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    I can't cope with the immortelle either. Not at all.
    Same with me. I just don't like immortelle being that dominant.
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    I'm really upset about this news of reformulation
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Prim, my interview with Gerald Ghislain will be on-line here on Basenotes later this week. I asked him about 1740.
    Oh, Alfarom!! I would very much like to read that! HdP is one of my favourite new niche lines: quality, inventiveness, longevity and sillage. PM me when you post your interview!

    (I have 1889 Moulin Rouge, 1876 Mata Hari, 1740 Marquis de Sade and 1804 George Sand. I love them all!)
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    Default Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    What shape is the original formulation bottle?

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    Default Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    I don't think there were differences in the bottle, though somebody mentioned differences in the packaging (not sure what).

    In the interview, Ghislain is very elusive. He cites differences in the source materials, not the composition. He also says that immortelle and patchouli need to mature - which presumably means that after a couple of years things will smell darker.

    cacio

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    Great house, great fragrance.

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    hmm, I'm sampling this today and I must say that for me, the leather is what strikes my nose the most. I can't smell any fruit, nor sweetness, the immortelle...how do I recognize this? I find it in a lot of frangrances but I can't quite put my finger on it.

    Thank being said, the initial boozy smell is quite playful, an invitation to join the party...but what party is this? When you get to the dry dry leather you'll find that decisions taken buzzed might have undesired consequences. Like, you might find yourself tied. Quite a ride this 1740, eventually leaving me a bit nauseous. If anything, I miss a little sweetness in this animal of a fragrance.

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    This one has been on my radar for a while, was contemplating a blind buy as the notes all appeal to me but might kick this to the 'sample first' list after reading the thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osi1s View Post
    This one has been on my radar for a while, was contemplating a blind buy as the notes all appeal to me but might kick this to the 'sample first' list after reading the thread
    For 10e you can order 6 samples from their site. good price and you get to experience the goodies. Do take tubereuse 3; animal too. It's the greatest!
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    and Noir Patchouli - really good and underated
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    Default Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Still letting this one progress...Loved it when I sampled it before, but now that I have it, the opening was a little tough to get through. About an hour in, I'm enjoying it a lot more.

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