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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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Histoires de Parfums 1969 main notes

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Scent type
Spicy
78
Personality
Mysterious
35
Occasion
Everyday
55
Season
Fall
85
Attributes
Strong
31
Complexity
Intense
42

Histoires de Parfums 1969 rating and reviews

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3.4 out of 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/06/2020
Not for me
I should have known when it had patchouli in it I wouldn't like it, that's on me. But it's literally all I could smell! This one is something I'll have to give away.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/05/2020
Could be better
Of the scents I've tried so far this one doesn't last that long scent wise. So if you go out somewhere you'd definitely have to re apply a few times.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/04/2020
Histoires de Parfum 1969
I love the patchouli base in this fragrance. It’s much friendlier than most.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/04/2020
Not my vibe.
Too strong for me. Felt old and dirty to me..
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/02/2020
Love this fragrance
Its soft but not flowery. An unusual scent that I really like.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/01/2020
Strong clove smell.
Smells too much like cloves.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/01/2020
Smell
Didn’t like it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
Simply warm and wonderful.
I love wearing this perfume as it is a warm scent. It's summer now but I do not feel that it is heady, or overpowering. It mixes well with my skin and is wonderful to still smell after a long day.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/28/2020
Smells yum
A bit strong but I like it . Gives me a real 70’s vibe
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/28/2020
Its ok
I dont think the scents blended well. Maybe it didnt mix with my own chemistry well. The chocolate is very overpowering and seems to muddle the other components.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/28/2020
Astringent?
The opening is very astringent-like. Maybe too much alcohol? Then it turns I think spicy, but not in a good away. It was somewhat pleasant once, but all in all I didn’t like it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/27/2020
fantastic
perfectly balanced, a bit bohemian, a bit sophisticated
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/26/2020
Stinks. Smells like bug spray. Disappointing. Meh....
I was looking forward to trying something new. Hate throwing money away....
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/26/2020
WOW
This BLEW ME AWAY! Unlike anything else ive smelled. Its so...spicy yet citrucy...a little sweet...theres so much going on. Truly in love and want to buy a full size NOW.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Smells better than I thought awesome!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/18/2020
Ron Burgundy
It smells like leather bound books and rich mahogany with some fine aged whisky thrown in. It's warm and masculine. It smells like sex with 70s-80s Burt Reynolds. I don't know how else to describe it. This is my new favorite perfume. I'm thoroughly obsessed.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
New favorite
This is probably not for everyone, but fortune favors the bold. I absolutely loved this from the first whiff of it. I'll be purchasing a full bottle very soon. It's so unique, so strident; it bursts into your consciousness. I have a new favorite and it is 1969.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/14/2020
Love the scent
Smells great. It’s strong but I like it strong scents. Has a sweet but spicy scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/12/2020
sweet and empowering
sweet smell that says youre ready to go out for the night
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/12/2020
My all time fav
Out of all the fragrances I've tried, This is on top!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/10/2020
Psychedelic spice
The scent from the bottle almost turned me off but Histores de Parfum has sold me on another scent of theirs. This is an adaptive cologne. On me it’s almost peachy, with spicey and earthy undertones that compliment the fruity aroma. On my little brother it is more cedar wood and citrus dominant. So this scent may not work with your chemistry all that well but you won’t know until you try.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/31/2020
Simply not my taste
Not good!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
I love smelling like a hippie, don't get me wrong, but with my perfume I want a certain j'ne ce qua, you know? Honestly I'm addicted to smelling expensive, and although it is nice in its own way, this one didn't do it for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/24/2020
amazing clean scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/23/2020
Sexy Cardamom
Can certainly smell the cardamom. A sexy and intriguing scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/22/2020
Almost Unisex
This is reminiscent of a Tom Ford fragrance which can easily be used for male or female wearers. I loved the complexity and deep notes of this fragrance.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/16/2020
umm no
I really wanted to like this. I was so excited to get it. I tried it three different times and I hate it. to me it smells like citronella I just didn't like it at all
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/14/2020
I shouldn't have picked this one, very prominent rose
Draws inspiration from 1969, so the fragrance has a "dusty" quality to it & the "dirty" patchouli that was closely associated with hippies. I don't mind either of those things, my issue is the rose. I don't normally like rose & this has lots of it. If I spray it from a distance it's okay. I like it more after it dries down but I'm still a bit disappointed with this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/06/2020
Wonderful smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/04/2020
Nice
Doesn't stay long
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/02/2020
Wasn’t sure at first smell...it was very powdery, but after dry down it is warm and spicy and very lovely with my body chemistry.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2020
The Best
Best fragrance I’ve gotten yet!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/27/2020
Did not like the scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/22/2020
Way too classic for me
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/19/2020
Nice scent. Doesn't last long on me though.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/14/2020
Nice combination of rose and a smooth spice
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/13/2020
Honey, you are not my jam.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/11/2020
Classic
Clean Classic Fragrance and immediately took me back to that time and the distinguished attitudes of Men of that era!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Smells like Carmex or something to me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Delicious
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Amazing
It was fantastic. And ladies loved it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/02/2020
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Normal
Lovely
This is a wonderful rose-patchouli blend. Instant love., perfect springtime scent Full bottle worthy!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/31/2020
I thought the scents would blend a lot smoother so when you first spray it, it’s a little abrasive. With time it does mellow out into a nice warm scent but it just wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/29/2020
I really wanted to love this but it is overwhelmingly strong. I've tried it 3-4 times and the patchouli is just too intense.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
It smells like a lady.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/24/2020
Smell is not my style
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/22/2020
An Unexpectedly Genius Scent
This scent pleases my husband and me both! It is unexpectedly bold and a vibrant scent that is not for the shy at heart. I’d recommend this as a date night scent for him or maybe an everyday scent for her. It’s a truly unisex scent that goes above and beyond expectations. Bring your A-game with this scent, and prepare to be noticed!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/22/2020
Not a cologne
Smells too much like a perfume that a an old lady wears... not a cologne!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2020
Great Men's scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
because im a MALE i cant use it it smell to femalely
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
interesting combination of scents, very pleasant.
I will definitely consider purchase in the future.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
Too Much Going On
I'm sure this fragrance smells lovely on some people, but I found it to be offensive. Sickeningly sweet with powder and musk overtones.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/19/2020
Unusual and lovely. Has a sweetness but also something else.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/19/2020
I know it is supposed to be a Fall fragrance but I cannot wait to wear it!! It smells just as it is described!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/26/2020
Age:
55 to 64
At first.... like insect repellent.....
It was too chemical smelling at first. It did, however, die down but at first sniff... yuck. So disappointed. I wanted this to be rich and earthy and more musk like.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
too sweet and sugary
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
Smells like Dear John
This smells exactly like Dear John from Lush IMO. It’s great, but if you want a cheaper version of this try Dear John. It has a tea, shaving cream vibe. It smells so good.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2020
so alluring, not heavy, like a summer picnic, easy to wear for a lot of occasions
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/13/2020
A Blast From The Past
Reminds me of a cologne I used to get from a friend called King Chess. Man, that stuff was great. Can't get it now, but this came the closest of the few I've found that smelled similar. Never fails, either they sell out and the new owners mess up the formula, or they quit making it completely!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/31/2020
Frengrance too sharp and for a much older woman
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/29/2020
Interesting/Just Ok
Somedays, I found it just ok and other days, I didn't like it. It almost reminds me of candy but in a dusty, ancient way. It smells like old fashioned candy tastes. I appreciate unique scents but really didn't learn to love this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/19/2020
I recieve sio many compliments when I wear this scent
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
A bit too much rose
This is a nice fragrance, but the rose is a bit too strong for my taste. I think it’s supposed to be unisex but definitely has a feminine tilt. It’s also STRONG and projects quite well. Don’t smell a huge difference between top and drydown.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/13/2020
Flowery scent is really strong at first. But it dries down to a wonderful fruity peach scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/06/2020
Love the woodsy but sweet smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2020
Age:
35 to 44
One of a kind boho beauty
Never been so completely hypnotized by a fragrance, the complexity of its embrace and its confident ease. Any hippie chick earth lovin soul sisters that love patchouli and complex forays like Gucci rush with find their soulmate here.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2019
Great fragrance
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/24/2019
This smelled really citrusy
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/19/2019
worth a sniff!
at first smell I was like woah. not sure about this. but second sniff I caught the clove and the hint of chocolate. the patchouli wasnt overwhelming. i got hints of whiskey. it's definitely going into heavy rotation. my only complaint? it fades pretty fast.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/18/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
Histoires de Parfums
strong .... thats about all i can think when smell it is woo that's strong lol
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/18/2019
Peachy Hippy Dippy
This smells lovely. It seems like a fresher approach to musky patchouli fragrances. The top notes are peach, clove, and patchouli. I was disappointed that this didn’t last long. The Amber by Histores is very long lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/15/2019
Legit date night winner
This smells so luxurious and rich and sensuous. Layered, complex and intense. Definitely a hit for me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/07/2019
I really wanted to love this...
I was excited to try this, and all the notes are ones I typically enjoy are present. At least in the described scent pyramid. All I get is PEACH. Jammy peach! The cardamom is there are well, but the peach is so overwhelming that after even having gone through 90% of my decant I struggle to get any other notes. Clove? Chocolate? Where are you at? It's pretty, sure, but is not for me. Turns too syrupy on my skin...
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/05/2019
Smelled musty
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/04/2019
The Holidays--Apple Clove Cinnamon
For some reason this reminds me of the holidays. I smell a sweet clove. I smell the dark chocolate--it's almost like a spicy cinnamon dark chocolate. I smell a little bit of apple and cinnamon. It reminds me of just being home and relaxing. I'm not gonna lie--it's a little potpourri-ish, but in a positive and comforting kind of way. If you like crafting, shopping at Michael's, and celebrate "National Leon Day", this could/might be your thing.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Strong and Sweet
This perfume starts off very strong (for those of you who don't like patchouli, it really comes through, be warned). After a while it fades to a slightly softer very sweet smell, I definitely smell chocolate all day.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/20/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
1969
I liked the scent but not for me. This would work better on a classy woman
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/16/2019
It’s worth a try.
Wow, this is a fascinating scent... curious and unlike anything I’ve ever owned. I just wish it lasted a little longer. There’s like this initial burst and then gone.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/25/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
Nice, but not my thing
There is complexity here. But it hits me like roses with cedar. It's the kind of smell that made my nose itch and my husband shook his head and said I smell like the mall. But my 20yo daughter loved it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/25/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
For the adventurous
What it smells like: aveda hairspray with a lil spicy kick. How it smells: innovative, unique, creative. If perfume is an art to you and you want to smell like nobody else around this might be for you! Give it a try! I would call it an earthy oriental because of the patchouli and spice at the end. Hippie chic. If you like to wear essential oils and lean toward more natural scents you might enjoy this. Spritz responsibly my friends. Im still experimenting with it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/24/2019
ah, too bad.
I love the description and notes, but it was not for me. Maybe I'm a sucker for a good pitch. I gave it away to my son, and he seems to like it so far.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/20/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Oily
Tolerable but...
Just Green rose. Not what I would expect from a house with this price point.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/12/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Nice clean scent that projects more than I realized.
It smells like smarties candy to me. I only used two spritzes (on my wrists and on my nape) and I could hardly smell it unless I bring my hands to my nose. But my SO says he can definitely smell it and said it reminds him of laundry detergent. It doesn't smell floral at all and I could probably get away with wearing it to the office.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/03/2019
Bug spray
I should have listened to the reviews this smells like a grandmothers perfume, or more like a big spray. Mostly bug spray not ordering again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/27/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Not my cup but moms
I wasn’t a huge fan. It smelled fine, too much rose for me (I dislike this scent). My mother is obsessed though!!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/22/2019
Great! Just not for me!
Smelled okay at first but was a little much for me after about an hour. Very lasting scent! I just prefer something a little lighter or more “amber”. That being said, the scent really lasted for a long time and my husband liked it! Worth a try if you really like patchouli!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/16/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Oily
Sweet and spicy
This scent has a spicy beginning but smooths out to a sweet finish. Good lasting power.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Oily
Unique
The scent is unique with a noticeable hint of chocolate. It may not appeal to everybody but if you want to smell different from everybody else, this is it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/16/2019
Better for him
Its def pachouli but I think the peach and chocolate work well with it. I can see how it could smell old lady/man-ish to some but it also smells kind of brisk, like a fall evening, with some spice, if you will... it’s unisex for sure. My boyfriend instantly noticed my new scent today and stole it, Iol. Neither of us like pachouli but we were intrigued by this. However, it just worked on him better than me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/08/2019
Familiar
Smells familiar.. don’t know what it could be. Really strong but not overwhelming
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/02/2019
Not my Favorite
This fragrance has a really sweet tone to it. I don't think I will wear this.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/29/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Combination
Glorious
The kind of perfume that you'd expect to smell as you wander through the stacks of a glorious old labyrinth of a bookshop, enticing and curious, draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Somewhat subtle and incredibly earthy, like a memory of a forgotten place.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/20/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Normal
An absolute new favorite.
Spicy, warm , rich and and very well balanced on my skin. The combination of feminine and masculine is lovely. Patchouli in just the right dose. I really don't get the " smells like old lady ", guess that must be the opposite of the selfie addicted, thinks conversation is done with your fingertips age group.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/20/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Took a chance; No regrets!
This perfume is very heady and lasts quite some time! It seemed to be missing something so I paired it with Gucci Guilty and it really Va-Voomed.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/19/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Lovely
Just perfect
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/30/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
True to its name
When I first sprayed it I was hit with a sense of nostalgia. I was 5 years old playing with my aunts Avon perfumes. They were neatly lined up on her black, shiny vanity in her room with the white shag rug and red silk sheets. This fragrance smells just like that. Its spicy and fruity and when you first spray it you're transported back in time. I honestly don't like this scent as it is too spicy for my taste but I'll keep just to rekindle those memories from almost 3 decades ago.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/01/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
musky
I wanted to love this but it just isnt growing on me!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/06/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Very pungent and musky.
Strong and very musky
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Oily
Really, its 1969
Whew! Very strong and it makes me think of 1969. Perfect name. Not bad but just not for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/02/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Oily
Yup, it's patchouli...
Patchouli is one of my straight-up "no" notes in oil-based perfumes, where it tends to dominate. I had hoped that as a complex blend, the patchouli might simply add a layer of roughness and be indistinguishable from sandalwood. Nope. I get patch and musk on this, which makes it solidly not my thing...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/29/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
A new favorite
I love this scent. It's sweet but not overly. It is definitely subtle and doesn't last for the entire day on me. Still, it's a pretty one for spring.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/26/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Dry
Not What I expected
This isn't quite what I expected, but I like it. It's a little more floral than I expected, but the fruity and spicy tones that come thru on the dry down are nice
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/26/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
Not my taste
Not my taste smell horrible in my opinion... will not wear it! i'm sure other people will love it.. but not me!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/26/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Disgusting
Really couldn't stand this one. Smelled like bug spray & citronella candles. As I am not needing my perfume to ward off mosquitoes, this is going to be a hard pass for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/11/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Combination
Intoxicating and feminine
Pros: beautiful scent that's groovy and cozy at the same time. Fun anywhere but better at dance parties. Lasts very long! Good throw if you like that. Cons: Very strong. Not really a work/class thing, can get overpowering where all I smell is this scent, even while being careful! Still, it's a new favorite for the right occasion and it makes me feel very femme, which I don't often feel. So, nice!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
A tad too sweet
I don't understand why so many reviewers say this is 'old lady perfume'. To me it is young and innovative, though a bit too sweet for my personal taste. I was hoping the patchouli would stand out more, but on me I mostly notice the chocolate and fruity notes.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/23/2019
Not for the sugar sweet masses
It's a niche, that's for sure. I like that it broadens my parfum library, gets me out of my comfort zone. Reminds me of Eau My Soul. I didn't "get it" at first but then I grew to love that one; I respect the quality & artistry. I might like this sprayed 1x at my bellybutton or lower back as a moody twist w/ something sweeter and more mainstream. I do after all like my gourmands...but I can't get past the bug spray vibe.....it is leathery & boozy spicey as well but I need more cozy here.......Amber 114 by this same house is a masterpiece!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/07/2019
Not for me
I hate patchouli, but loved the description and other notes in this perfume. The patchouli is pretty forward in the scent of it. It also had a cheap overly sweet bubblegum kind of vibe. I love the idea of this, but the smell is not for me at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/15/2019
A great surprise!
I picked Histoires 1969 out of frustration with Scentbirds website. After retaking the quiz 10 times, picking different profiles all I got was the same 12 perfume recommendations. So i set out on my own. Read about it, then tried to take it off queue. Long story short, it came today and I'm delighted with it. It's interesting with notes of clove, leather, whiskey and a citrus. I don't know all the perfume lingo yet but it lasts on my skin where so many others disappear. It's yummy and a bit mysterious. I am a 68 yr. old woman and I'm really tired of the old French standard perfume formulas with too many florals. I love the new wave perfumers and so far Tokyomilk Bulletproof and Nest Indigo are favorites. To all the other reviewers who use "old lady" as a descriptor, stop, it describes nothing and reveals your lack of imagination.
Regina
06/20/2019
You rock !
Helpful?
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
1969 review
Dont like this one. Too spicey. Makes people sneeze
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/19/2018
Love
At first I wasnt sure about this one. But after putting it on I feel in love with it. Perfect fall winter scent, I am buy a full bottle.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/18/2018
Bringing 60's Sexy Back
This is a deep, sexy, musky scent. It only takes a little and it lasts for hours - the patchouli & cloves really stand out. It takes me back in time, for some reason I can almost smell the whiskey and leather alongside the perfume. It's warm and spicy, very sensual. I feel like this fragrance is perfect for a fall/winter night out. But wherever you wear it, it'll definitely stand out.