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Histoires de Parfums
Histoires de Parfums
1969

Eau de Parfum
Average rating (137 reviews)
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Description
An olfactive library of scents to be read on skin, Histoires de Parfums tells stories of famous characters, raw materials and iconic years through the deluxe medium of scent.<br><br>Histoires des Parfum?s 1969 is a spicy-sweet gourmand fragrance with a strong patchouli profile. Ripe peaches, airy, light rose, powdered cloves, cardamom, coffee, dark chocolate, and patchouli all get on the bus together for a psychedelic scent trip headed for the furthest reaches of Spiceland.
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Rebottled 1969, rebottled by Scentbird, Inc., an independent bottler from a genuine product wholly independent of Histoires de Parfums
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Histoires de Parfums 1969 main notes

PeachDark ChocolateCardamomRosePatchouliClove
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Scent type
product typeSpicy
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Personality
product typeSexy
38
Occasion
product typeEveryday
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Season
product typeFall
102
Attributes
product typeFresh
33
Complexity
product typeIntense
19

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Average rating (137 reviews)
3.3 out of 5
Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/12/2018
Mixed Feelings
There is something overwhelmingly earthy and grassy about the scent at first, almost suggestive of a farm (which probably sounds terrible in a women's perfume, but turns out to be less of an issue) it gives way and the cardamon and clove hints remain. As a male, I didn't find this scent to be exceptionally feminine, and I did not fall in love with it, but I wanted to try something a little out of the ordinary and I was not disappointed on that front.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/10/2018
Old Lady
It's a soft scent. Very delicate. It's just that it's a rather older lady scent. Not for Millennial's!!!!
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rebecca
08/16/2018
Because only Millenials like perfume?
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/04/2018
I?m sooo in love!
This is one of the most amazing scents I?ve ever had.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/01/2018
Nice clove perfume
I liked this one, it was a nice simple fragrance. You could smell the clove and peach right away. It lasted medium long.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
07/19/2018
Unique and interesting.
I was a little disappointed that it didn?t have more of a patchouli scent but it smells great. It?s more of a heavy scent, not light and floral or citrusy which I normally like. It?s my first scent to try without sampling and it was a hit!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
07/19/2018
Hair Spray
Another perfume that smells better in the bottle than it does sprayed. I pick up on a hint of clove but mostly patchouli mixed with like an alcohol, giving it a STRONG hair spray smell...Not one of the worst earthy smells I've experienced but definitely not for me.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
07/11/2018
No thank you
I am sad to say that I did not like this perfume. It's the first one that I've received that I didn't like. The scent was really peppery and had a floral of some type that just didn't agree with me. So sad..
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
06/21/2018
Spicy, mysterious and sexy
I really enjoy spicy alternative fragrances and this one is delicious! my skin seems to turn things mostly to the sweet side and prefers spicier gourmand or strong white floral fragrances as opposed to soap and water clean, watery fragrances. This fragrance opened with a strong burst of spices, not too sweet and I didn't pick up on much of the Patchouli which is usually a very strong note. I was looking for something different and this fragrance is definitely it. Although very rich with spice this fragrance isn't too strong for daytime or summer time wear, I actually would have given it 5 Stars had it had more longevity and a bit more sillage. I definitely could see this as unisex and perfect for someone looking for something a bit off the beaten path.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
06/12/2018
Love this scent!
Sent was a little strange at first, but after it warms up it is truly something special and complex! I usually go for clean and citrus but this is a great standalone fragrance or also easily layer-able for a night out. I have started wearing it as my daily go to and have received LOTS of compliments.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/26/2018
Not so sure
I liked it at first but after a few minutes it started to remind me of OFF bug repellent. Not a fan.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/18/2018
Very interesting and unique, but not for everyone
This is definitely the most unique and fascinating scent I've received so far. At first spray I felt a bit conflicted because the clove and other spice notes are initially very strong, but after letting it settle for a while I quite like it. It's just slightly floral, and the peach note goes very well with the overall spiciness. Some people who reviewed it said it smelled masculine to them, but personally I'm not getting that at all. It's certainly complex and not overtly girly, but still has a feminine quality. If you enjoy trying out unique scents and don't mind spicy notes, I would highly recommend giving it a try. However, I can also see how some people don't like it. The spice notes are quite strong, especially the clove. They do settle down a bit after a while, but if that's not your thing, you should skip this one.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/04/2018
Nice scent
This scent is different but nice. I love trying new scents, stepping out of my comfort zone. I like it , it?s not my favorite but I?m kinda into it.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/03/2018
HISTOIRES DE PARFUMS 1969
mmm.... I love this delicious and complex sent. 5 days in and Half of the month size sample is gone.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/02/2018
Ewww
Smells like mens perfume
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
04/10/2018
This history is best forgotten
Much more masculine than feminine, but not a clean scent as many unisex scents are. The clove was competing with the peach and unfortunately winning. I offered it to my husband, who took a whiff and said, no thanks. I thought perhaps it might smell better on him. My sister wasn?t interested in my offer either. On the plus side, in over two years of Scentbird, this is only the third time I was pretty much sickened by a scent.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
04/04/2018
Yuck
This is awful
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
04/01/2018
Strong
For me it was a little to strong. It crazy about it at all .
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/31/2018
Wont pick again
Too faint and floral.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/27/2018
Yum
I really like this. I tend towards the not so flowery scents & this fits the bill. Very sophisticated & not old lady at all.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/24/2018
"meh"
I suppose it's nothing special on account I never before had worn a 'parfum' to work. After wearing this 3 days I never got any comments from co-workers. It lasted ok, the scent was 'different', and sorry, I don't have any special words to describe.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/21/2018
Strong scent that doesn't last
I ordered this one because someone said it smelled more like cologne. I was excited. to get this one. However, when I tried it, the scent was over powering. I tried it several other times and it was still a bit much for me. Weird thing is I was complemented every time I wore it. It does not last long at all. With in an hour our two the scent is gone.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/15/2018
Uh...no.
I tried to find the good in this scent, but I seem to be at a loss. I first tried it and thought, "Oh no." But after reading some of the positive reviews, I thought, perhaps, I should give Histoires De Parfums 1969 another chance. I did and I am sorry to say this is a definite no from me. I smelled wet hay and dirt upon application and dry down was not much better. It seemed like an indistinct candy aroma and smoke. I am glad for the chance to have tried this from Scentbird because it would have been an expensive mistake for me, if I had to buy the full size.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/26/2018
Nice but not my favorite
To many notes going on all at once
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/26/2018
Disappoined
This scent was to manly and strong. Did not like at all?
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/23/2018
Awful.
I usually love rich, spicy, heavy scents. This is DISGUSTING!!!!! There's no complexity or balance to this, it's too heavy-handed. The top of the scent is ok, but the rest is awful. I wouldn't recommend this for my enemies!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/03/2018
Special
I found this scent to be quite nice. It starts off a bit weird. Not bad, just strange. Within 60 seconds it settles into something special. It's original. It's an adult fragrance- For someone who has been many places ( in real life or their imagination) and liked it all! It's spicy and i love it.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/31/2018
Nailed It
This is an incredibly interesting fragrance. I don't know why anyone would call it "bug spray", but to each their own. When I first received this, I was really on the fence about it as it's quite different from what I would normally choose (but that was the point of my trying Scentbird - to branch out of my comfort zone without spending $100 on a bottle of perfume). By far, I have gotten the most complements when wearing this fragrance - and from the widest variety of people. It also has AMAZING staying power. It's not an overpowering fragrance, but still lasts all day on me.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/17/2018
Trickery
I had read a review that this perfume smelled like bug spray, but the other reviews seemed to outweigh that one so I decided to try it. When I first received it, I gave the air a spritz and was so disheartened because indeed, all I could smell was perfume. I let it sit for a little while (I was already wearing something else) and decided later to ask my fiance what he thought of it. This time instead of spraying the air, I tested on my arm. Having it work with my body chemistry was all it needed. The initial hit of fragrance is a bit over powering, no doubt... But the longer it sits the more notes you can pull from it. It's incredibly long lasting as well. My first scent from scentbird and it was a success. ?
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/09/2018
Sent me wrong perfume
This was first order and they sent me the wrong perfume!! So disappointed, hopefully this won?t happen again. Still waiting for them to rectify this order. Won?t reorder until corrected.
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Nika
02/12/2018
this is supposed to be a review of the perfume, not ordering. Your low rating affects how people think the product performs, not the company :/
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/05/2018
Sweet Spicy Floral
Wasn?t a big fan of this scent. It has a spicy, sweet smell that reminded me, somewhat, of a country floral shop.
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Upvotes: 1
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Products received: 6
Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/02/2018
Scent changes the longer you wear it.
When I first put this on it is VERY strong and a bit overwhelming, but the longer it is on the better it gets and ends up being a very pleasant earthy scent. This is a nice occasional scent but not for everyday imo.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/01/2018
Love it
What a nice musky smell. Just love it.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/15/2017
Horrible. What a waste of my money.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/11/2017
Bought the Full Size
At first I hated this perfume. I totally got the Repel Natural bug spray scent, but then I wore it longer. It starts off very patchouli and citronella smelling. Then fades into fruity patchouli. It ends in chocolate and coffee. I love it. It's very earthy and spicy and gets better as the day wears on. If you're an earthy, hippie chick you'll love it. If you don't like the beginning notes, spray it a couple hours before you go anywhere. It's a very close to the skin scent and doesn't project very far. Unprompted, my husband said I smelled good each time I wore it. I bought the full size. It's a love it or hate it kind of scent, but if you hate it, try giving it a chance to wear on you.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/11/2017
At first I hated this perfume. I totally got the Repel Natural bug spray scent, but then I wore it longer. It starts off very patchouli and citronella smelling. Then fades into fruity patchouli. It ends in chocolate and coffee. I love it. It's very earthy and spicy and gets better as the day wears on. If you're an earthy, hippie chick you'll love it. If you don't like the beginning notes, spray it a couple hours before you go anywhere. It's a very close to the skin scent and doesn't project very far. Unprompted, my husband said I smelled good each time I wore it. I'm strongly considering the full size.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/07/2017
I bought this a la carte and I?m so glad I did. This scent is complex and spicy and a lot of fun, and I can?t wait to add it to my daily rotation.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/05/2017
This is the most disgusting smelling perfume, if you can call it that, I have smelled to date! I have had generic, low-quality bug repellents that have smelled better than this scent. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your monthly scent of this trash.
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Sharon
01/01/2018
What I'm scared of...
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/03/2017
Absolutely adored this pick! Smells earthy but never dirty, it's a clean patchouli scent. Smells so interesting, definitely veers towards feminine even though it's a unisex scent. I want a full bottle of this and would make it my signature scent, it's very warm and sensual but not too much, I would wear it casually. Too bad it's so pricey, but I am considering it none the less cause I love this scent.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/30/2017
I didn?t like this scent at all?real spicy, herbal scent! Smelled like something a 90 year old would wear!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/30/2017
I absolutely loved this fragrance. I am admittedly a big fan of patchouli, which I realize is a polarizing scent, but to me this wasn't "hippie" as much as it was "earthy" and yet it was very wearable to the office.
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Sharon
01/01/2018
I want close to pleasures. I can't take a chance, itll cost me a migraine
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/26/2017
I smell some rose in it which again I?m not a fan of that smell in a perfume. If I had to rate this 1-10 (10 being best), I?d rate it a 4. The scent reminds me of a bug spray of some sort.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/08/2017
This perfume was so bad. It smelled like bugspray or citronella it was so bad i had to just throw it away.
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Sharon
01/01/2018
I can't be around bug spray.,.. Ty all. Bc not chancing my health
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/07/2017
Not for me. I do not know what I expected, but it was too ...heavy for me. And the scent did not last at all.
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Sharon
01/01/2018
Lighter Cologne lighter fragrance.. At least in brand name
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/04/2017
I am absolutely in love with this fragrance! It smells like what I think San Francisco in 1969 would smell like. CleanPatchouliwith fresh lemon undertones.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/03/2017
I chose this fragrance based on the description. I've worn it a couple times now, and it is an earthy scent. Notes of citrus and patchouli are stronger at first smell, but combine with others for a nice fall scent.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/03/2017
Not what I expected from the description. Very floral without any of the Earthier notes listed. Disappointed.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/03/2017
Scent very strong. Reminds me of perfume for older ladies. Smells cheap
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Sharon
01/01/2018
We're old not dead
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/03/2017
This scent is like nothing I have. It is probably not for everyone, but I love it. Apparently Gourmand scents have been my thing lately. The notes of coffee mixed with the floral and fruit just makes this one so special. It also really lasts.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/03/2017
Not a good scent. It reminded my of old, stale baby powder. The good news is that the scent fades away almost immediately.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/02/2017
Not a fan of this scent - reminds me of hairspray worn by an older woman.....
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/26/2017
LOVE the smell. Very spicy and warm. I just wish it lasted a little longer on me.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/25/2017
Super strong. Took a few tries for me to tolerate it, but honestly I grew to like it. The patchouli certainly hits you in the face, but the spicy and the Mandarin starts coming out after a few seconds
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/22/2017
I liked this one. I liked the spicy after notes and the way it lingers. Every guy that has smelled this, complimented.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/16/2017
I love dark, heady perfumes and 1969 fit the bill. Everytime I wear it I feel like I'm transported to Laurel Canyon...listening to vinyl and wearing lots and lots of denim and lace...
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/06/2017
Little too strong at first. I like the smell but it's a bit overpowering for my taste.
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Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 11
Rated7on the scale of0to10
09/22/2017
It smelled like a nursing home or old dried up flowers. Disliked it very much.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
09/12/2017
This is a beautiful, light, inoffensive scent. When I first sprayed it on I thought, "nice but a little boring" because I usually like a heavier wood/resin presence. But as I keep catching whiffs of this intoxicating fragrance I think wow, it's really unique!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
09/11/2017
If you only smell the sprayer all you'll smell is lemon and pine. Time to grow up and give it a spray you chickens! It dries on the skin as a strong peach scent which is mostly what I get. The pachouli is light but there. This wears off on my just after lunch so around 5 hrs of wear. I liked it, but I wish I loved it.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/31/2017
This perfume smelled like lemon furniture polish. Yuck.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/22/2017
I love this scent. It isn't what I would normally go for at all. It smells warm and Spicy like fall. I feel like it is a scent that develops as it sits on your skin. I will for sure get more in the future.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/17/2017
I did not care for this at all. It was not a pleasant scent. Sweet with patchouli accents. It gave me a headache. This is my first scent that I have really not liked.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/05/2017
I ordered this scent on a whim and I'm glad I did! The spiciness of this one is just right. It's unique but not overwhelming. It was a great "leap of faith".
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
07/28/2017
1969 has a strong wood smell that is very distinctive. I don't think I would order this one again. There are other Histoires De parfums that I enjoyed much more.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
07/19/2017
I have not received my July scent "1969" which I was very excited to try. Please Scentbird, help me out!!! I did not get my tracking # which makes me think it was not shipped. But I was billed for it, so please fix it
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
06/28/2017
I like the smell but its not something I would normally buy for myself. It smells a little to mature for me (25)
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
06/11/2017
I love this so much! Its very spicy at first, you can definitely smell the cardamon. Once it wears down a bit though you get wonderful rich notes of chocolate, coffee and patchouli. Its deliciously decadent!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
06/10/2017
I was told i smelled like bug spray:( it smells like it at first but it fades into a nice smell. I like it. No reaction from my bf... lol i haven't gotten any compliments.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/26/2017
I like this fragrance. At first it smells like a citronella mosquito candle then it fades to a citrus/woodsy smell. I get compliments on it a lot :)
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/08/2017
This perfume is unique. Although it is a soft scent, it is rich and long-lasting. It is definitely distinctive, and I have made it my new everyday fragrance.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
05/03/2017
Absolutely S-E-X-Y!! Love it and will definitely be buying the larger size they sell!!!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
04/25/2017
This is absolutely beautiful. The scent is very sophisticated and elegant. I adore this perfume and will definitely be buying the full size.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/08/2017
i love love it thank you!!!!!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/07/2017
Smells good but is REALLY strong.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/07/2017
Definitely not my favorite, by far!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
Top note is peach; middle notes are rose, white flowers, cardamom and clove; base notes are musk, patchouli, mexican chocolate and coffee. Love it!!!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/04/2017
I REALLY wanted to love this perfume, but sadly I just couldn't. It's very spicy, and maybe even a sprinkle of woodsy. If you like D&G Light Blue, you'll probably like this too. The description made me want to try it, but I'm putting this one on the back of the dresser.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/02/2017
On me, this perfume was feminine and flowery, with a nice bite of spice. It put me in mind of a perfume I used to wear back in the day called Ici. Unfortunately, it is a very quiet,close to the skin scent, and it didn't wow me. Thanks to Scentbird, I now have so many perfumes that I will not invest in a bottle unless it makes me smell amazing.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/01/2017
i loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/06/2017
I remember reading sometime ago that this perfume is/was a favorite of Angelina Jolie's, and I have to agree with her. I bought a full bottle of this and have used it all, sadly. It smells unlike anything else I've smelled and I absolutely adore it. It works so well with my skin chemistry and I always get tons of compliments. My only complaint is that I feel like it doesn't last very long and I have to reapply often. That's pretty typical for me, though. It seems my skin doesn't hold on to scents well.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/05/2017
I have to say I'm pretty easy with fragrances I pick. really really dislike this one. Tried it for 3 days hated it, went back to another sent. Too Heavy, "very where's the mothballs?" Awful, can't give it less than one so one it is.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/05/2017
I can definitely smell the patchouli, but it almost has a ginger ale smell mixed in it. Very different, but pleasant. Lasts most of the day.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/04/2017
It smell really good. But it doesn't last long on me.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/23/2017
I love musky oriental fragrances, but this was just too much for me. One spritz and I had an instant headache. I'm sure for the right person and skin chemistry, it's amazing. Just not for me. I want to love this brand because it's so novel and unique, so I'll try another frangrance.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/22/2017
I love patchouli and was so looking forward to this. BUT. This smells like a burnt piece of plastic that was left in the microwave and then sprinkled with pepper with a whiff of a 1970s used hotel room.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/04/2017
1969 is indeed trying to capture La Revolution! The sweet peach note lingers throughout top, middle and base notes - which makes it maybe a little fruity teeny infantile. The patchouli however is there the entire time as well, behaved in the background, and if you are a patchouli lover you might fall in love with this combination. I do not detect a lot of gourmand despite the chocolate listed. I enjoy the scent even though my heart beats more for the lingering dark, opulent and heavy, which this is not.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/03/2017
Very spicy. I never smelled any of the described notes, just something like furniture polish. I tried it several times but it just doesn't warm up on me.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
Smells strong when first applied, but it mellows to a great soft vanilla smell...
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
It has the right hint of spice and sweetness.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/31/2016
This is a fragrance I would really only wear in the evening or at night. While I loved the smell, because it wasn't overpowering but it stayed on a long time, the sample will last me a long because it's not one I'm going to wear frequently.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/03/2016
Smells like a junior high math teacher.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
like it
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
11/30/2016
It's nice on the dry down. But not what I expected also smells a little old, as in on the shelf open too long in the decant bottle.
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11/08/2016
Yummy!
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11/04/2016
A great "fall" scent.
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11/03/2016
Yuck. In my opinion, this is really awful. The only way I can describe it is that it smells like old lady mixed with moth balls.
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11/02/2016
Not for me , too strong.
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11/02/2016
Learned my lesson with gender neutral scents. Although there is nothing offensive about this - it is definitely too masculine for me. Looking forward to my November scent as this one is just not my thing.
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11/02/2016
I wasn't too crazy about the scent when I first sniffed it, however, once on & it had a moment to dry I really did grow to love it. It is a very interesting fragrance. Sometimes I get a vague whiff of Vanilla Fields or another 90's vanilla fragrance... but not in a bad way. I really love it!
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10/30/2016
Too strong. Not for me.
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10/24/2016
Has an "older" scent to it. After it sits on your skin a while, you can smell the chocolate. Heavier fragrance that I would not wear everyday.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/22/2016
Not a scent for my body chemistry. I thought it was a nice scent until I put it on my wrist. I just don't like it.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/20/2016
I just received Histoires de Parfums 1969 and I really like it. I've worn it twice. If I wake up at night and can still smell it, I know I really like it when I inhale deeply while I am still half asleep. It goes on and to me it smells like sweet candy but then smooths out to warm wintery spice. I think it must be the combination of cardamom and patchouli. I think I will like this one more the more I wear it.
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10/19/2016
Opens with a slight touch of cardamom and rose. On my skin, it dries down to a cozy, chocolate gourmand with peach in the background. After about an hour, I get a light coffee note that rises and falls but the chocolate still reins supreme throughout. It is unique and the notes blend smoothly. I would definitely wear this in the Fall/Winter. It's lovely. If you like gourmands, you will probably like this fragrance.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/03/2016
Not a fan at all of this one! Way too spicy and powdery for me! I like more subtle/clean scents and this was on the other end with a spicy powdery scent.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/01/2016
It's OK. The fragrance notes were a much different experience for me than for some other reviewers - on me it's straight up Lemon Merengue Baby Powder. And it reminds me of another scent that I can't put my finger on. Not my favorite.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
10/01/2016
1969 is a pleasant but odd perfume. Don't get me wrong, it works really well my chemistry and I love wearing it. I just can't find the words to describe it. It's light and clean with a musky undertone. The only real drawback for me is that it gives me a slight headache if I spray to much so I find it good for the office when I want to smell nice but I don't it to linger.
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09/02/2016
Not at all what I was expecting given the price of this brand. If you want to smell like 1869 instead of 1969 then this is the perfume for you. It takes vintage to a whole nother' level. I thought it would be similar to Maison Martin Margiela Replica fragrances in that it evokes a time period or a place while still smelling modern enough to be wearable. Two thumbs down! The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is because unfortunately it has intense staying power.
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08/30/2016
If you love sophisticated scents like Tom Ford and deep sexy oud manly types, you will love this one. It smells so expensive and sexy. I love it@
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08/26/2016
Not overpowering for a patchouli based scent. Kind of hippy meets fruity, and I dig it! So far it has a lasting essence if not over bodied all day. Definitely a lighter side to patchouli. The cardamom spice gives it a warmth and the peach gives it a little extra happy. Reminds me vaguely of a doggy bath scent we use (in a good way.)
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08/24/2016
I took a heart off because it lacked staying power on me, as others have said. I did like the scent, has some sexy swagger. Just wish it's dry down...didn't dry away....but maybe that's just me, or maybe of their was a body cream to layer it would last....I'm excited to try the others in this line
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08/19/2016
Awesome smell just wears off in a short time. Loved it though just like all the other ones I've received. ??
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08/19/2016
Love love love this scent. It's clean and musky at the same time. Just smells wonderful.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/05/2016
This scent is very strong when you initially put it on. As time passes the scent becomes very light and Airy. Still, smells great for compliments when you're passing by someone and they get a gust of wind it's an automatic compliment. The scent it's very sexy and flirty.
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08/03/2016
I like Histoires de Parfums 1969. Although it has patchouli notes, it's not at all a hippie scent. With its floral and coffee notes, somehow it makes me think of New Wave films from that era. It smells modern. On me, alas, it doesn't really grab hold and last.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
08/01/2016
I love this fragrance. To me it smells a bit like 24 Fauberg by Hermes but isn't overwhelmingly floral. The sillage is amazing too. Definitely worth purchasing.
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07/14/2016
this scent is yummy, warm and inviting, but It goes on strong and then fades out too quickly.
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07/11/2016
I sprayed it on paper to smell it & I wasn't sure about this one at first but I sprayed it on myself & I actually like the way it smells on me. It is a spicy warmer scent which I really like. My only complaint is that it doesn't stay around very long at all.
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06/30/2016
I did not like this scent, it was just too spicy for me, and smelled too masculine for my taste.
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06/24/2016
no
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
06/05/2016
It was a different scent for me..I normally stick to fruity scents but not bad.
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06/02/2016
I am a big fan of the perfume house, Histoires De Parfums, unfortunately to my nose 1969 isn't one of their masterpieces. This brew starts out with a blast of murk, synthetic citrus muddled with a hint of syrupy peach which disappears quickly leaving behind an almost wood cleaner-like smell. There is a hint of spice but it's dirty and reminiscent of sweat, not clean, earthy, and bright as the listed spice notes should be. The patchouli and rose notes are all but lost in this murky blend. The coffee and chocolate are present in the dry down but not in a pleasing way, they are more suited to ambient house scents than something one would want on their skin. 1969 is neither pleasant nor sexual as this brew is touted to be. Perhaps this murky, incohesive elixir would be better named 1769. Instead of a maid epitomizing the sexual revolution, this brew is a tavern house wench scrubbing wood tables with a dirty rag and linseed oil when she isn't serving the morning coffee to her unwashed customers. She can smell the bushel of rotting peaches she still has to peel for pies, mixing unsavorily with the other odors including the third rates spice and chocolate from the traveling merchant who wares are older than she. All in all a terrible mess of perfume whose edges are not blended but rather pushed together haphazardly like a kindergardeners attempt to make perfume out of household cleaners, pantry cullings, and the dregs of a few scented oil bottles. Old English wood cleaner, a cup of mocha joe, and the sweat from a medieval spice merchant. One heart. Given the scent the sillage and longevity are more than adequate.
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05/19/2016
I feel as though this could be a good unisex scent after also testing it on a male. It has a spicy, musky scent with a nice dry down and lingering bottom notes. It's a true woodsy oriental to me, which is my favorite variety of scent. I would strongly recommend this scent if you're a fan of scents like Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black, YSL Black Opium, and to some degree both Black or Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford (though both more floral but in same kind of vein of fragrance family). This was my first scent from this brand and I hope we see more scents from Histoires de Parfums here on Scentbird in the future!
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04/29/2016
Love it. Not too much in the way of fruit or flowers, smells very woody and spicy on my skin. And a little bit dirty from the patchouli, but woody, spicy, "dirty" in a good way. It *is* 1969 afterall.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
04/28/2016
Second time ordering this one and I love it! After not having it for a month I really missed it. Too bad The full bottle is so expensive because I can't afford that. I hope Scentbird never takes this one away, I need to order it every other month for a while. It's the perfect combo of sweetness and spice for me with a nice dose of amber, a little patchouli, a little fruit, floral and chocolate? It all adds up to a little sweet and spice that kind of reminds me of rootbeer. Some might not find this one very sweet, but I don't usually like sweet scents, so this is the one I go to when I want something sweet. Lasts a long time and the drydown hours later is awesome with some sandalwood in it I think.
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04/20/2016
So far my favorite. I love this sent. Its strong but not too strong. I feel so confident when I wear this scent.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
04/08/2016
Great fragrance. A little patchouli and spice. Very different! love it!
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
04/03/2016
Not for me. Very masculine, somewhat medicinal pine.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/31/2016
I love this fragrance, it doesn't smell at all fruity, or flowery on me, instead I get lots of spice! I can smell cinnamon and a clove like scent very strongly, which tend to mellow over time to a creamy, sweet, spicyness. The sillage is moderate, and the longevity is excellent, lasting over eight hours without reapplication. At the end it becomes more of a skin scent, only lightly detectable.
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03/29/2016
This is an interesting scent. On first spritz there was no coffee, chocolate, musk or peaches i keep reading of. It was what I can only describe as salty pepper. The salt was overpowering & the peppery tickled my nose to sneezing After a while I did pick up on a much different fragrance. Something creamy and vaguely sweet. Have tried it 2 mire times and can still day it is interesting. I don't know what to make of it but am not revolted. Not sure how anyone is picking up peach, chocolate, coffee or even patchouli. Makes me think i received the wrong sample.
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03/17/2016
I wasn't sure how to take this scent at first. It reminds me of wood furniture polish. Like Pledge. It has a deep orange citrus...kind of oily smelling. If that's a thing. It's very dark and smells very mature (think elderly woman, but with "old money"). It also reminds me of Colonial Williamsburg when I first smelled it. Something "old world" about the scent. It has since grown on me. You have to give this one a chance if you don't like it immediately. Mist it/wear it time and time again and then you should either grow to appreciate it or really hate it.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
03/14/2016
I enjoyed this one. It is spicy and sweet. The first time I smelled it I thought of root beer. After it settles down it becomes a nice creamy scent. After using it for a while I could pick out the notes they are talking about, peach at first, then white chocolate and patchouli, and finally a light musk. But these are blended in a way that each one doesn't stand out all the time but more like a tapestry of the notes and every once in a while you will notice one or the other. At first I was spraying loads of this because the beginning would fade and I was getting to know it. But then I noticed even though the silage fades, I could still smell the drydown which is very nice the next morning. So after that I would just spray a few and enjoy it all the way down to the end. It also lasts days on my scarf. 2 weeks into using it I thought about going for another month of it because the scent is addictive, but after that I did get a bit tired of it. To me it is pretty sweet, and I don't usually go for sweet smells, I usually go for orientals. This had enough oriental notes in it that I enjoyed it as something a little different for me and it is perfect for spring. If you like super sweet scents, this might not seem that sweet to you. For me, it was just sweet enough that I got sick of it for everyday. I might pick up an alacart vial for every once in a while wear. The full bottle is super expensive!
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03/01/2016
It has a spicy sent. Not my favorite. If you like spicy you'll love this one.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/29/2016
Its to woody. I don't like it
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/29/2016
Not as good as I thought of would be. It's just okay.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/29/2016
I was very disappointed with the fragrance...so much so...that I wondered if I even received the correct scent. I could not detect any peach, chocolate, or coffee only a very strong medicinal scent that never changed even with the passing of time.
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02/17/2016
While I would agree that this is different, it's not special. It smells a little like that pink Double Bubble bubblegum with a followed by a touch of cinnamon. Evokes the memory of a cheap drugstore scent that was popular among some of my friends while we were in middle school. My teenaged son, however, likened it to the spray we used last summer to ward off fruit flies. How's that for sexy? For all of the wonderful things I read online prior to adding this to my que, I am disappointed. The longevity is poor, maybe an hour at best. After that, my husband said he couldnt smell it at all on my wrists/neck or my clothing. The sillage, also disappointing? I guess I bombed this month with choosing this one.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/04/2016
I really did not care for this scent at all. I was intrigued by the story and idea of Histoires but this one just didn't do it for me. The oriental notes are very overpowering. It is not a sweet smell at all. Not my style.
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Rated7on the scale of0to10
02/01/2016
This is amazing. It smells like peaches and roses and slightly musky on first spray. You can feel the patchouli and chocolate floating around somewhere in the background but it's not super prominent. I have been trying so hard to find something fruity that isn't reminiscent of bath and body works or escada and this is it. Absolutely beautiful. I got a bunch of compliments tonight on it wearing it out for the first time.
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