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    Default Histories de Parums

    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
    Tubereuse 1
    Tubereuse 3


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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.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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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.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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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")
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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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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    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.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Histories de Parums

    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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    Quite an amazing House! Looking at what I have in bottles - I have more of their bottles then Dior, Channel or Guerlain. Only to be beaten by Serge Lutens. Still have my tongue out to get Tubereuse 3 Animale and 114 is great too.

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    As a fan since 2009 I'm so glad to see this house finally getting the recognition it deserves. I enjoy most of their compositions incl a few discontinued ones. They used to have a better sampling program though ( 12 x samples for 20 Eur, incl. shipping). Can't wait to read Alfarom's interview of Ghislain!

    My pick from their line up:
    1725
    1969
    1740
    Tubereuse 1 & 3
    Ambre 114
    Noir Patchouli
    1876
    1889
    1804
    Vert Pivoine
    Blanc Violette
    Chevrefeuille (discontinued)

    Waiting to try their Rare trio.
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    Thoroughly agree with alfarom.

    I find 1740 to be very FBW. Complex with quality ingredients. Alas I cannot bear the copious amounts of immortelle.

    I really like Petroleum & Rosam too.

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    Just noticed three more in the 'rare' series.

    Veni, Vici and Vidi.

    Right then, who's first to take one for the team?

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    my fave is 1725 and Rosam

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    for those who might be interested, my interview with Gerlad Ghislain of Histoires De Parfums is out now on the Basenotes homepage...here's the direct link.

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/151...res-de-Parfums


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    Great interview Alfarom, I wish I could shake his hand just for creating Ambre 114. To create a amber frag and keep it light and airy with so many notes in harmony takes a touch of genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    for those who might be interested, my interview with Gerlad Ghislain of Histoires De Parfums is out now on the Basenotes homepage...here's the direct link.

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/151...res-de-Parfums
    Wow, one of my favorite interviews yet - because he is so unpretentious and open minded in an almost whimsical way. I want to like his line so much! But there's that common chord that I can't really appreciate in all his scents - that being said, I do own 1826, which I've found to be the best use of that ambery chord and which I love to wear when I need to wear a comfort scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    I do own 1826, which I've found to be the best use of that ambery chord and which I love to wear when I need to wear a comfort scent.
    Agree about the quality of 1826. An overlooked fragrance IMO.


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    I really shouldn't say "ambery" because, well, it's completely off-base. I should refer to it as a "richness".

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    Congrats, great interview!

    Very informative. Though as usual he didn't really answer the 1740 reformulation question properly. He seems to imply that when smelled too early, 1740 appears lighter and not deep enough - so perhaps it's just a matter of letting it mature. As usual, we shall smell.

    Editions rares as haikus? I'm having some ideas about the type of haiku ambrarem could be ... Interesting also about 1969 as one of the best sellers. I was instantly drawn simply because it's my birth year.

    cacio

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    Thanks for asking Gerald about the reformulations, alfarom. Everyone is so engaged with the Great Reformulation Scare that it's easy to point fingers at perfumers who are in the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Editions rares as haikus? I'm having some ideas about the type of haiku ambrarem could be ...
    I'd love to hear it! Seriously. You can alwyas PM-me, jut in case...

    Treeman, soory for hijacking your thread


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    I had high hopes for 1725, but when I got my hands on a sample, I didn't like it. A bit too much lavender, and there's a note in it which makes it a bit sickly imo; I think it might be the almond. Pity

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Treeman, soory for hijacking your thread
    No problem at all. I would say it has evolved, not been hijacked

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    ^^^^ have you already tried something from this line? If so, what are your thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    ^^^^ have you already tried something from this line? If so, what are your thoughts?
    Yes, I have. They all seem full bodied and of superb quality; I do, granted, need to spend more time with the line.

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    1828 is my favorite.

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