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    Curiosity strikes again.

    Which fragrance from this line is your favorite, and why?

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    This is an incredibly solid line with soooo many favorites of mine. I like most of these compositions because they all have a classicism inherent to them while continuely winking at modernity. Pure perfumery....here are my picks:

    1740
    1969
    1826
    1876
    1725
    Noir Patchouli
    Ambre 114
    Petroleum
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    Not to cry wolf, but was 1740 really reformulated? According to Brian on I Smell Therefore I Am, it has been gutted out.

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    Apparently the 1740 I've been smelling for a year or so is the new one ... and it is far and away the best fragrance I've ever smelled.

    Whatever the original was like is no concern of mine.

    114 is nice, but 1969 takes 2nd spot for me. Smells like Rhubarb and lipstick.

    Yeah, you heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    Apparently the 1740 I've been smelling for a year or so is the new one ... and it is far and away the best fragrance I've ever smelled.
    Okay, good deal.

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    I am a fan of Ambre 114.

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    I'm intrigued by this line. Their scents seem to be full-bodied and distinctive.
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    I have 8 large bottles from this line in my collection and I like them all equally.

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    1725
    1740
    Ambre 114
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    For me:

    1804 George Sand
    1889 Moulin Rouge
    1740 Marquis de Sade
    1876 Mata Hari
    Tubereuse 3 Animale

    Agree with Alfarom that these are wonderful scents and worth the money. (OK, the 60 ml bottles are ugly!) Longevity, sillage and great scents.
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    Just a thought, but i like George Sand from the Hysterics of Paramus fragrance line, sometimes known as Histoires de Parfum, before auto-spell gets to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docluv45 View Post
    Just a thought, but i like George Sand from the Hysterics of Paramus fragrance line, sometimes known as Histoires de Parfum, before auto-spell gets to it.
    LOL! Just an interesting faute orthographique, if you want to be French about it. ("typographical error")
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    I am probably one of the few ones who finds the 60ml cut bottles fun. I own a couple, but I own a full bottle of 1740 - new or old I don't know but, it smells dark, potent, and deliciously caramelized. Btw, alfarom promised an article talking about this, is that out?

    Petroleum is very weird - unwearable to me, but striking. A cheaper and more sedate version of Petroleum is Dubai in the side line (by the same company) Scents of departure.

    cacio

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    I like 1725, 1828 and 1969 (in descending order). I got the 15ml travel bottles of these but I'm not sure they are still available. 1740 has too much immortelle for my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I am probably one of the few ones who finds the 60ml cut bottles fun.
    ...count me in: I like them much better than the shabby normal 120ml versions!
    From this house I like 1725, Ambre 114 (very much Ambre Précieux) and Noir Patchouli (very much Coromandel) the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I am probably one of the few ones who finds the 60ml cut bottles fun. I own a couple, but I own a full bottle of 1740 - new or old I don't know but, it smells dark, potent, and deliciously caramelized. Btw, alfarom promised an article talking about this, is that out?
    Count me in as a fan of the cut bottles. When they intriduced this format I found the original ad to be so cool and smart...



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    ^ that is a pretty BA ad.

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    What a great house! My favourite amber: Ambre 114, my favourite modern fougere: 1725, and my favourite - well i don't know what: 1740 - but it is fantastic!

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    Don't you love auto-spell???
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    Ambre 114 is the star of the house imo though I do like 1725,1740,1876. Great house with very well composed fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbaker View Post
    Don't you love auto-spell???
    Haven't tried it - what are the notes?

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    I really like Ambre 114 and Noir Patchouli.

    Just a tip: HdP has a really good deal on samples if you look on their website. It's a very inexpensive and convenient way to try them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    I'm intrigued by this line. Their scents seem to be full-bodied and distinctive.
    I love this description.

    This is a fantastic line. I agree with Alfarom. The fragrances have the quality and structure of the classical school, but with a contemporary interpretation.

    Oooh, hard to choose, so I'll tell you this instead. Some time ago they did a discovery set. Small dab vials of the whole collection in a little perspex box. I still have mine although some samples have been used up or passed on. The smell in that box is incredible. An amalgam of all the fragrances (pre the Tuberose group and Rosam group). I wish that you could all smell it. It is totally cohesive. You could just mix them all up and wear it and it would be the most glorious thing!!

    Will you get some samples and let us know what you think about them?

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    Default Re: Histories de Parums

    another vote for Ambre 114, by far my most favorite amber: light, airy and surprisingly tenacious ... definitely nothing sickly and heavy about it, could be worn any time of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    I really like Ambre 114 and Noir Patchouli.

    Just a tip: HdP has a really good deal on samples if you look on their website. It's a very inexpensive and convenient way to try them out.
    The price is right, but the selection at the moment is terrible. Six samples in a bag, but only four fragrances are available. I think someone mentioned that this varies depending on what they have available at the time. Guess I´ll check back with them later.

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    Ambre 114 closely followed by Petroleum. Ambre 114 is one of the few ambers that does not come off as overly sweet to my nose at least, making it a lot more appealing to my tastes.
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    1740 and 1725 are the ones I like the most from this house.

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    1740 and 1725 are the ones I like the most from this house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    ^ that is a pretty BA ad.
    I know; it's refreshing that HdP doesn't take itself too seriously.

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    The cut bottles are cool and unique.

    I've liked everything I've tried so far from this line (not too many)

    but the ones I really liked were 1969, Ambre 114, and Ambrarem.

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    +1 1740

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