ScentbirdHistoires de Parfums1969 by Histoires de Parfums
Histoires de Parfums
Eau de Parfum
Average rating (111 reviews)
3.4 out of 5
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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 patchou Read more >
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Rebottled 1969, rebottled by Scentbird, Inc., an independent bottler from a genuine product wholly independent of Histoires de Parfums Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
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. ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.