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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 rating and reviews
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3.3 out of 5
Smells like Carmex or something to me
25 to 34
It was fantastic. And ladies loved it
55 to 64
This is a wonderful rose-patchouli blend. Instant love., perfect springtime scent Full bottle worthy!
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.
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.
It smells like a lady.
Smell is not my style
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!
Not a cologne
Smells too much like a perfume that a an old lady wears... not a cologne!
Great Men's scent
because im a MALE i cant use it it smell to femalely
interesting combination of scents, very pleasant.
I will definitely consider purchase in the future.
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.
Unusual and lovely. Has a sweetness but also something else.
I know it is supposed to be a Fall fragrance but I cannot wait to wear it!! It smells just as it is described!
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.
too sweet and sugary
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.
so alluring, not heavy, like a summer picnic, easy to wear for a lot of occasions
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!
Frengrance too sharp and for a much older woman
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.
I recieve sio many compliments when I wear this scent
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.
Flowery scent is really strong at first. But it dries down to a wonderful fruity peach scent.
Love the woodsy but sweet smell.
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.
This smelled really citrusy
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.
35 to 44
Histoires de Parfums
strong .... thats about all i can think when smell it is woo that's strong lol
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.
Legit date night winner
This smells so luxurious and rich and sensuous. Layered, complex and intense. Definitely a hit for me.
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...
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.
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.
45 to 54
I liked the scent but not for me. This would work better on a classy woman
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.
45 to 54
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.
25 to 34
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.
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.
45 to 54
Just Green rose. Not what I would expect from a house with this price point.
25 to 34
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.
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.
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!!!!
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!
55 to 64
Sweet and spicy
This scent has a spicy beginning but smooths out to a sweet finish. Good lasting power.
45 to 54
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.
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.
Smells familiar.. don’t know what it could be. Really strong but not overwhelming
Not my Favorite
This fragrance has a really sweet tone to it. I don't think I will wear this.
18 to 24
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.
55 to 64
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.
35 to 44
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.
35 to 44
25 to 34
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.
25 to 34
I wanted to love this but it just isnt growing on me!
35 to 44
Very pungent and musky.
Strong and very musky
25 to 34
Really, its 1969
Whew! Very strong and it makes me think of 1969. Perfect name. Not bad but just not for me.
25 to 34
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...
35 to 44
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.
25 to 34
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
45 to 54
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!
25 to 34
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.
18 to 24
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.
Smells like mens perfume
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.
This is awful
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. 👍