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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 main notes

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Scent type
Spicy
Personality
Mysterious
Occasion
Everyday
Season
Fall
Attributes
Strong
Complexity
Intense

Histoires de Parfums 1969 rating and reviews

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Average rating (191 reviews)
3.3 out of 5
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.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 4
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 3
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!
Reviews: 15
Upvotes: 13
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 7
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.
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Regina
06/20/2019
You rock !
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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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/07/2018
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.
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Regina
06/20/2019
What the............
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Man i love it
I dont know why but this perfume just give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
LOVE
Brings back memories.......warm and comforting scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/28/2018
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 :)
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/23/2018
Meh
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/21/2018
Awful scent
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/28/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/12/2018
Bug.Spray.
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2018
Fantastic
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/12/2018
Mixed Feelings
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/10/2018
Old Lady
It's a soft scent. Very delicate. It's just that it's a rather older lady scent. Not for Millennial's!!!!
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rebecca
08/16/2018
Because only Millenials like perfume?
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Regina
06/20/2019
Body chemistry perhaps ?
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risha
09/09/2018
It's literally called 1969. The patchouli is probably what's making you think it's "Not for Millennial's!!!!" [sic].
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
I’m sooo in love!
This is one of the most amazing scents I’ve ever had.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/19/2018
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!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/19/2018
Hair Spray
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/11/2018
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..
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/21/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/12/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/26/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/18/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/04/2018
Nice scent
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2018
HISTOIRES DE PARFUMS 1969
mmm.... I love this delicious and complex sent. 5 days in and Half of the month size sample is gone.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/02/2018
Ewww
Smells like mens perfume
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/10/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
Yuck
This is awful
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
Strong
For me it was a little to strong. It crazy about it at all .
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/31/2018
Wont pick again
Too faint and floral.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/27/2018
Yum
I really like this. I tend towards the not so flowery scents & this fits the bill. Very sophisticated & not old lady at all.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/24/2018
"meh"
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/21/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/15/2018
Uh...no.
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/26/2018
Nice but not my favorite
To many notes going on all at once
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/26/2018
Disappoined
This scent was to manly and strong. Did not like at all😣
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/23/2018
Awful.
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2018
Special
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/31/2018
Nailed 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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
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. 👍
Rated1on the scale of0to5
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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Nika
02/12/2018
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 :/
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Rated2on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2018
Love it
What a nice musky smell. Just love it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/15/2017
Horrible. What a waste of my money.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
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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Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
I didn’t like this scent at all—real spicy, herbal scent! Smelled like something a 90 year old would wear!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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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Regina
06/20/2019
Perhaps it's just you !
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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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Rated2on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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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Regina
06/20/2019
Hmmm.....5 stars for bug spray.....
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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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Rated2on the scale of0to5
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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Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
Not what I expected from the description. Very floral without any of the Earthier notes listed. Disappointed.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
Scent very strong. Reminds me of perfume for older ladies. Smells cheap
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Regina
06/20/2019
It's not a perfume for the selfie addicted. So maybe that's what is meant by old lady perfume......well count me in.
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Sharon
01/01/2018
We're old not dead
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/02/2017
Not a fan of this scent - reminds me of hairspray worn by an older woman.....
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/26/2017
LOVE the smell. Very spicy and warm. I just wish it lasted a little longer on me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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...
Rated3on the scale of0to5
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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Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 11
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/22/2017
It smelled like a nursing home or old dried up flowers. Disliked it very much.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/31/2017
This perfume smelled like lemon furniture polish. Yuck.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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".
Rated4on the scale of0to5
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/28/2017