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DescriptionAn 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 rating and reviews
Average rating (169 reviews)
3.3 out of 5
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.
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.
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
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.
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
I wanted to love this but it just isnt growing on me!
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Very pungent and musky.
Strong and very musky
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.
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...
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.
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
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!
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
You rock !
Dont like this one. Too spicey. Makes people sneeze
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.
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.
Betty Boop cigar bar girl
I like this smell. But it smells like a high-class call girl - who (whom) went to Vassar but realized there was more money in filling the lonely void of rich men than trying to angrily bust through the glass-ceiling of the G-rated work world. If you like sexy, old-school, ox-blood leather cigar bars, you'll LIKE this scent. If you also like to picture a sassy, intelligent, seductive woman bouncing on the knee of a man twice her age under a cloud of Cuban smoke as she swills a perfectly toasted Cognac, you'll LOVE it.
Man i love it
I dont know why but this perfume just give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Brings back memories.......warm and comforting scent!
Favorite thing ever.
This is the best thing ever. Similar to chloe nomad and the comfort scent at bath and body. I do not get the peach notes on my skin. It is straight up patchouli and vanilla WHICH I LOVE. This may be my first real purchase.
Sexy and Spicy
Someone mentioned this smelling like old woman perfume, seeing that I was a little hesitant to try it since another perfume I had was described in a similar fashion and I hated it. ... I am SO GLAD I did not take this one off my list. I absolutely adore it and no, I'm not old. I have gotten so many compliments while wearing this perfume. It has a nice blend of spicy without being burning your nose spicy. I would definitely consider getting this again, especially since my mother wants it now too and I think my current bottle is in danger of disappearing :)
I didn’t hate this scent, but it’s definitely not something I’d buy a full size bottle of. It’s very sexy and spicy, but also has that “old lady cloying” thing happening. A little goes a LONG way. Nice for cool months, would never wear this in the heat of summer.
This scent reminds me of something a geriatric blue haired woman would wear...very old ancient scent. Not fresh or clean smell...not for me at all!
Love this Scent
One reviewer mentioned an "old lady" scent - OK, I AM older (graduated HS in 1970), and there IS something about this scent that reminds me of a perfume my grandmother used to have - called "Carnation" - maybe it's the clove notes in this scent? I used to love going in her bathroom and just smelling her wonderful perfumes, so it's a good memory for me. I love spicy fragrances and this fits the bill without being overwhelming. I teach High School and few days go by when (female) students don't mention that I "smell good." This scent is a HIT for me and one I would likely purchase in a full size bottle.
I don’t love it, but friends seem to
My first impression is bug spray. Dries down to something like an elegant chocolate/gourmand scent. Boyfriend can smell the peaches in it. Friends comment that it smells nice.
On me, it's just bug spray. So awful. Honestly, I don't even get a HINT of patchouli (how is that possible?). This was my first month with a subscription, and I'm just so disappointed. To me, it's not at all spicy, either. Just bug spray. Ok, maybe some grass clippings. I'm an Opium & Obsession (yes, still!) wearer... I can handle intense. This is just terrible on me. I would love to be able to put my finger on what it is that reads BUG SPRAY with my body chemistry, because this isn't the first time that's happened. Sigh.
It does smell like sexy bug spray.
I really didn't get many of the gourmand base notes of chocolate or citrus. But, the particular combination of patchouli and clove does illicit bug spray. It grew on me, but only as a way to add a little umami to other deeper scents.
This reminds me of Casmir or Miranda by Fragonard. It has a warm sweet patchouli scent with a subtle spice. Definitely a unisex fragrance. It wears powdery on me and has excellent silage and wear.
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.
It's a soft scent. Very delicate. It's just that it's a rather older lady scent. Not for Millennial's!!!!
I’m sooo in love!
This is one of the most amazing scents I’ve ever had.
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.
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!
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HISTOIRES DE PARFUMS 1969
mmm.... I love this delicious and complex sent. 5 days in and Half of the month size sample is gone.
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.
For me it was a little to strong. It crazy about it at all .
Wont pick again
Too faint and floral.
I really like this. I tend towards the not so flowery scents & this fits the bill. Very sophisticated & not old lady at all.
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.
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.
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.
Nice but not my favorite
To many notes going on all at once
This scent was to manly and strong. Did not like at all😣
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!
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.
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.
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. 👍
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.
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 :/
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.
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.
What a nice musky smell. Just love it.
Horrible. What a waste of my money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What I'm scared of...
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 didn’t like this scent at all—real spicy, herbal scent! Smelled like something a 90 year old would wear!
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 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.
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.
Lighter Cologne lighter fragrance.. At least in brand name
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.
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.
Not what I expected from the description. Very floral without any of the Earthier notes listed. Disappointed.
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.
Not a good scent. It reminded my of old, stale baby powder. The good news is that the scent fades away almost immediately.
Not a fan of this scent - reminds me of hairspray worn by an older woman.....
LOVE the smell. Very spicy and warm. I just wish it lasted a little longer on me.
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
I liked this one. I liked the spicy after notes and the way it lingers. Every guy that has smelled this, complimented.
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...
Little too strong at first. I like the smell but it's a bit overpowering for my taste.
It smelled like a nursing home or old dried up flowers. Disliked it very much.
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.
This perfume smelled like lemon furniture polish. Yuck.
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 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.
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".
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.
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 like the smell but its not something I would normally buy for myself. It smells a little to mature for me (25)
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 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.
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 :)
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.
Absolutely S-E-X-Y!! Love it and will definitely be buying the larger size they sell!!!
This is absolutely beautiful. The scent is very sophisticated and elegant. I adore this perfume and will definitely be buying the full size.
Smells good but is REALLY strong.
Definitely not my favorite, by far!
Top note is peach; middle notes are rose, white flowers, cardamom and clove; base notes are musk, patchouli, mexican chocolate and coffee. Love it!!!
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 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.
It smell really good. But it doesn't last long on me.
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.
Say what ?
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.
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.
Smells strong when first applied, but it mellows to a great soft vanilla smell...
It has the right hint of spice and sweetness.
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.
Smells like a junior high math teacher.
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.
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.
So.....do you mix the old lady with the mothballs or serve them separately ?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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@
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.)
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
Awesome smell just wears off in a short time. Loved it though just like all the other ones I've received. 👍🏻
Love love love this scent. It's clean and musky at the same time. Just smells wonderful.
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.
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.
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.
this scent is yummy, warm and inviting, but It goes on strong and then fades out too quickly.
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.
I did not like this scent, it was just too spicy for me, and smelled too masculine for my taste.
It was a different scent for me..I normally stick to fruity scents but not bad.
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.
Maybe it's the canvas and not the medium !
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!
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.
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.
So far my favorite. I love this sent. Its strong but not too strong. I feel so confident when I wear this scent.
Great fragrance. A little patchouli and spice. Very different! love it!
Not for me. Very masculine, somewhat medicinal pine.
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.
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.
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.
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!
It has a spicy sent. Not my favorite. If you like spicy you'll love this one.
Not as good as I thought of would be. It's just okay.
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.
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.
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.
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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