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Histoires de Parfums
1969

Eau de Parfum
Average rating (111 reviews)
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Description
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
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Histoires de Parfums 1969 main notes

Peach
Dark Chocolate
Cardamom
Rose
Patchouli
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Scent type
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Spicy
88
Personality
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Sexy
22
Occasion
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Everyday
82
Season
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Fall
86
Attributes
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Fresh
10
Complexity
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Intense
3

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Average rating (111 reviews)
3.4 out of 5
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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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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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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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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01/01/2018
Love it
What a nice musky smell. Just love it.
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12/15/2017
Horrible. What a waste of my money.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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11/03/2017
Not what I expected from the description. Very floral without any of the Earthier notes listed. Disappointed.
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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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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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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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11/02/2017
Not a fan of this scent - reminds me of hairspray worn by an older woman.....
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10/26/2017
LOVE the smell. Very spicy and warm. I just wish it lasted a little longer on me.
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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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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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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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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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09/22/2017
It smelled like a nursing home or old dried up flowers. Disliked it very much.
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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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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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08/31/2017
This perfume smelled like lemon furniture polish. Yuck.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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05/03/2017
Absolutely S-E-X-Y!! Love it and will definitely be buying the larger size they sell!!!
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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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03/08/2017
i love love it thank you!!!!!
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03/07/2017
Smells good but is REALLY strong.
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03/07/2017
Definitely not my favorite, by far!
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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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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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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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03/01/2017
i loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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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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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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02/04/2017
It smell really good. But it doesn't last long on me.
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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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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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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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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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01/01/2017
Smells strong when first applied, but it mellows to a great soft vanilla smell...
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01/01/2017
It has the right hint of spice and sweetness.
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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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12/03/2016
Smells like a junior high math teacher.
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12/01/2016
like it
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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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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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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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