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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>This Is Not A Blue Bottle forges a brand-new sweet, spicy, and cool path, blending shimmering aldehydes with mentholated geranium and golden honey in the heart, and densely-textured patchouli tones in the base. This inspired combination of velvety smooth sweetness and intense spice breaks new ground in aromatic scents.
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3.9 out of 5
Delicious fragrance! just needed it to last longer and maybe come on a bit stronger
It’s not bad
Not bad, just a little too spicy for me
When I first got it it was super wired not my normal go to but after a while it was pleasant got a lot of compliments. But it smells different that’s for sure
TINABB 1.1 smells like a woodsy orange creamsicle or lemonade float. I would advise anyone sampling this to let it dry down before analyzing it, as I did not smell anything when I first applied it. After several minutes, I started getting beautiful wafts of the orange and the honey. The aldehydes in this are of the lemony variety, and really play up the citrus notes. I’d say the patchouli is the only thing keeping this “unisex” because the amber and vanilla give this an unmistakably sweet quality I cannot imagine wearing well on a man. However, to each their own. I am squarely a Spring fragrance kind of chick, so I was surprised I enjoyed this. The woodsy notes in this fragrance remind me of Fall, although those who smell more of the citrus will probably say it’s for Summer. I could see this wearing really well when warmed up under a sweater or scarf. This is also one for the sillage/longevity hounds. I sprayed exactly two pumps and the smell has lasted quite a while.
Just not what u would expect
If you like long lasting strong smells this will do.
I have received many compliments... even from strangers about this cologne!
Vernor’s Ginger Ale
The scent completely changed when I rubbed this gently between my wrists as opposed to smelling near the nozzle. The nostalgic tingly sensation reminded me of the spicy ginger and honey combo that tickled my nose as a kid
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One spray is all you need
So much I can't figure out about this fragrance!! Why would anyone want to smell like a cross between a horse barn and burnt sugar? Am I being punked? Why won't this repugnant smell wash off?🤮 Where are the aldehydes? Why don't I give bad reviews the same weight as good reviews? Who at HDP decided this was worth building an entire collection around? I could keep going but I've already wasted too much time on this fragrance.
Love this scent
If you are into musky-ish and yet still feminine scents, this one is for you!
Aldehydes overlaid with honey is what I get on my skin. For me the honey is dominant for most of the wearing with the aldehydes and some patchouli sitting just below that. It is unique but not something I would reach for.
SMELLS GOOD TO THE LADIES
I love this scent
It’s hella strong
It over powered everything
Not for me!
This one did not work with my chemistry. At All. Nope! Smelled awful on me. Think i'll stick to trying more ELdO's (Etat Libre D'Orange) for new niche scents. At least with those i find just as many unique scents that i LOVE as ones i cant stand!
My all time favorite.. so far!
Nothing but love for this out of the ordinary but in a good way potion.
I love this fragrance! Will be purchasing a full bottle.
Love the pallette
Definitely smells like the description. Love it. Might be too strong for some.
Smelled great on my husband!
smelly yum yum
yes good small
Smells really good
Very unique, soft yet rebellious
Ehhh, it's okay.
I wasnt really impressed by this. It does have a pleasant flowery fresh undertone, however, that is over powered by a very strong "alcohol" smell. It's not a terrible fragrance. I would almost liken this to a cheaper calogne you could get at Walmart.
My husband loves it!
Keeping the card
I haven't kept the card for too many of these - I've liked most but not more than my go-to (Aveda Men Pure-formance) so while I use them up I don't usually plan on getting them again. This one, though. I'll be keeping the card and will pick up a bottle eventually. It got me compliments from young and old, mine and yours, day and night. I like it. It's not overpowering, I do one spritz on each pec in the morning and it brings a subtle positivity, not unlike the feeling between surf sessions on a perfect summer day.
This one here is my go to scent! If you want to set the mood right, you can’t go wrong with this one. This is one of the best smelling scents out there and I have tried a lot of them. This one I keep handy
35 to 44
Strong unique scent. Not horrible just not me.
Off putting smell
Loved the scent of this one. Caught plenty of attention
25 to 34
This is my all-time favorite cologne, it is an extraordinarily adaptive cologne. When you smell it from the bottle, it is classic, woody and slightly musky scent but put it on and it will take on undertones entirely different. It seems to alter it's aroma based on your unique body chemistry and it works amazingly with mine, I'm not sure if it's the aldehydes in it, but on my skin it becomes a very professional, classic, clean and refined scent which I love and gets me lots of compliments. I'd recommend everyone try it out to see how it conforms to your own scent.
Definitely add this
This is an awesome fragrance! I am shocked at how much I love it. It’s smooth yet spicy and definitely different from everyone else in the room. As with most fragrances, this changes as it ashes on your skin. You will smell hints of spice, vanilla, patchouli, and musk but it’s not at all heavy. I will look into purchasing a full bottle.
this is a unique fresh scent. I wish I had the blue bottle because I suspect it smells exactly like that color of blue. this is fresh without smelling sharp or like soap. this is my first from this perfumer and I'd like to try more.
Was a tad disappointed after all the hype
You are either gonna love or hate this cologne. It is fresh and adventurous, and really out there. Whatever an aldehyde is this one has a lot of it. Best way to describe is a mild rubbing alcohol nose, not quite gasoline but more neutral, sort of like strong champagne. there is also a dominant sweet plasticy banana fruit note, toned down by interesting floral and faint resin notes that balance everything out. This is a light fresh cologne for sure, perfect for summer, but far from the typical soapy notes, has mild wood notes to it i can't quite place. No heavy leather, oud or spices here, everything is high and mid-range on the EQ, no bass whatsoever. And this stuff lasts forever, strong in the morning, still there at night, and can still smell it faintly the next day, incredible! At first the strong alcohol notes were annoying but the more you wear it the more you start to like it....its so ugly and strange it does a 360° and becomes handsome! strangest cologne i every had, not for the timid or shy!
Different Every Day Scent
This one is really growing on me and it's definitely one of the best I've received so far after about 4 deliveries. This is going to sound weird, but its a cleanish smell that I can only compare to how scotch tape, gin, or, chartreuse smell with these great notes on top. It works very well with my chemistry, so I highly recommend it.
I had to toss it soon as I got it
Terrible made me get a headache right away, smelled very very strong and I just couldn't stand it I threw it in the nearest trash can I can find and had daymares for like 10 mins after the fact because of the awful stinch it left behind in my car.
More masculine than unisex
It’s a great smell don’t get me wrong I just think it’s a bit to feminine for me, has a sweet odor to it and it does last long on clothes.
Great, just not for me
The fragrance that is unique powerful scent. This fragrance I think would be best for a special occasion. The scent holds all day long. It is good, just not for me.
I really liked this sent but was disappointed that the cap didnt screw on tightly so when I recieved it, it was half empty.
Hands down the best one you guys have sent me in 2 years.
Favorite new cologne
This has been THE best scent I've gotten so far. Spicy, sweet, musky but not too much. If you like spicy perfumes definitely try this one. Great for date night or work
45 to 54
I love the scent on This Is Not A Blue Bottle. You smell so fancy without being too loud or smelling like mall. I love it. A good replacement for those that like Cartier.
25 to 34
This is a really really good cologne one of the very best I have ever smelled !
25 to 34
Smells great, a lot of compliments
Though I find this fragrance to be a little too strong for my liking, I can see why it’s rated so highly. I’m setting it aside for black-tie, evening events: upcoming holiday parties, corporate galas, and weddings. It smells like wealth and power; the perfect accompaniment for a perfectly-tailored suit. TINABB would be right at home in a country club locker room or Fortune 100 boardroom. Or...on the opposite end of the spectrum...it would be right at home in the VIP section of any club. Either way, this is a winner for the ‘Type A Alpha Male’.
Great scent to enjoy on a spring/summer night. Has a real bright and enjoyable citrus tone. Received plenty of complements on this one. Worth getting the full bottle.
25 to 34
Somehow smells like middle age.
Very refined and fancypants.
Little Boy Blew,... he needed the money! ADC
This smells unique and interesting. It's different than a lot of the barber shop style colognes from this house. I recommend sampling this one for sure.
25 to 34
Not Blue but the ladies love it
The ladies love this smell and def a grown men smell
45 to 54
I’m on my 10th month of subscriptions in this one really nailed what I was looking for! It’s got a really nice scent and my wife absolutely loved it. Classy with a little bit of ruggedness thrown in.
35 to 44
It's French! Oooh lala...
Wow!! This is Not a Blue Bottle by Histoires de Parfums is absolutely amazing!! The aldehydes intensify the notes of honey, geranium and orange. While the densely textured base of patchouli brings it all together. A wonderful scent for any sophisticated man.
Honey and aldehydes can't go wrong with this one
25 to 34
Best one get
My favorite so far
The bottle leaked and did not properly spray, but I truly enjoyed the scent.
35 to 44
One of my favorite discorveries
The smell is just perfect. Been looking for something like this for a while.
25 to 34
I love this! It is masculine, but I find that it works with my skin chemistry well. I can also mix it with something lighter to make it more feminine. I really enjoy this! Because of the notes, I feel like it can be used all year long too
25 to 34
Absolutely mesmerizing. The honey is just the right amount of sweet to contrast the patchouli and lasts all day. My favorite scent yet
25 to 34
My first impression was it was very masculine. Not in a smell like cigarettes kind of way. it was sweet and intriguing. It is also very long lasting. I've worn this scent on multiple occasions out in town and have always stood out and had great longevity. Definitely worth the try if you're wondering about this scent
25 to 34
Effulgent and mysterious.
This truly is the scent of abstraction. It’s androgynous but seems of fit the mold of the wearer. It is unlike anything I’ve smelled before and it morphed and changed over time.
I wanted to give this a 3.5. Not overpowering. The scent makes you want more but can get a little old after time.
Fresh and spicy at the same time. Unisex for sure
wasn’t a fan
Very astringent and strong. stings the nostrils, like sex panther cologne.
Initial spray i'am hit with a blast of citrus, like peeling a fresh orange. Within 15-20 mins transitions into this sweet amber with a touch of spice that is beautiful. Later mellows into a soft vanilla like fragrance that at no point is overly sweet. This is an amazing fragrance, I will be purchasing a full bottle.
Not a huge fan
It fades to a pretty stringent spicy smell, which isn't my personal favorite scent profile. Don't think it works for my skin, etc.
Strange but interesting
A strange but interesting scent. It smells quite artificial- sort of like an expensive dryer sheet, but not in a bad way. Begins with and bright citrus and aldehydes notes and dries down to a warmer amber and patchouli base, although it is never really 'warm' due to the metallic geranium that runs throughout. It is definitely unisex
This scent is so sexy in my opinion...I’ve gotten tons of compliments wearing it...it’s close to taking my favorite scent spot.
Possibly my favorite (or close second) of the Histoires de Parfums collection. It’s not subtle, but it’s also not overwhelming at all.
I went in with no expectations for this one. It’s a huge blast of brightness in the initial spray. A few minutes of drying, some warmer notes start jumping out before the cologne becomes noticeable only with close encounters. It’s quite unique. I’d choose this as a spring/summer office scent to wear daily. I don’t see this working for me in cooler weather nor at night. Overall, it’s really solid.
This was a great surprise and my wife loved how it smelled.
Great scent with staying power!
This is a fantastic unique scent. I didn’t like it with the initial spray but then it began to mellow and bloom. A celebration of the senses. Sweet notes then citrus moving to a warm layer and plateauing! Amazing scent and I receive many compliments in the checkout line at the market. It is my favorite over my standby Bleu by Chanel. Sillage is amazing and ashamed others don’t provide this day long coverage! Try it you’ll love it!
Fresh, sweet & Sexy!
It starts very fresh, then it develops into a sweet and very sophisticated fragrance via the patchouli and the amber. Longevity and projection are excellent and enjoy very much to continue smelling it all through the day! This has now become one of my staple scents.
Very clean scent that projects a lot in hot weather. I got around 5-6 hours of longevity with this.
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It’s very creamy and sweet all while being a small bit fresh. It’s not mainstream but it’s not daring. I do think this could be a solid grab for late fall and spring. Very safe niche fragrance.
Incredibly odd and almost impossible
I dont really know what Aldehyde is BUT I think I love it? That is what is so odd about this perfume is its contradiction. Smells like sweat that was altered in a lab to be attractive. Artificial yet primal, chemical yet musky. This is the scent I would imagine emerges from extinct animal carcasses or plant matter perfectly preserved in amber or glaciers when discovered. Modern yet timeless? Full of contrasting complexity yet simple. Fully unisex and totally divisive. You'll love pondering over it or hate how confusing it it. Also I like how campy the brand is so I totally buy that it actually has concept not just cheap overdone shock value despite the silly art history reference. Its like the good fun version of typical male sport cologne that I, as a lesbian, dont immediatly want to run from. Try it!
Nice, but nothing special
I liked this, and my wife liked it. It was nice, light and unassuming. Reminded my of other colognes in the blue spectrum, but doesn't stand out or even make the top 5 of the category. I do like Blue de Chanel and is one of my favorites, but this doesn't even come close to being in that league.
Perfect for a date night. Smell for yourself.
My favorite scent from Histories de Parfums!!
This is one of those scents of elegance very subtle but everyone knows your in the room have purchased the actual bottle
Solid, deep and elegant
This is a nice masculine cologne that I will consider purchasing a full bottle.
Starts kinda fruity, mellows nicely, stays clean smelling the whole time.
I really enjoy this one! Great citrus scent!
Definitely a keeper!!
This one doesn't get the respect it deserves. So far from your average linear fragrance. Fragrance reminds me of a kaleidoscope, constantly changing. I absolutely adore this fragrance aldehydes and honey amber with a hint of patchouli.... ooooh I absolutely love it.
A very pleasant surprise
This fragrance was a very pleasant surpise
I actually thought it smelled alright. But my wife hated it and called it “wife repellent” told me not to go near her if I was wearing it. Sadly I got about 3 uses out of it. It’s a very warm smell. Something I wouldn’t normally wear.
This is a surprisingly fun, easy-to-wear scent; the honey, amber, and gentle musk give it a wonderful sweetness that's sharpened by the aldehydes and geranium and made slightly earthy by the patchouli in the base. The dry down is wonderful; a very noticeable but not at all cloying ambery musk. I recommend this to anyone, male or female, who's looking for a unique scent and enjoys sweet fragrances.
But I really liked it?
It seems like a lot of people hate this cologne and I suppose I understand why; it's extremely crisp out of the bottle to the point of being sharp, like someone is peeling an orange right under my face! After that initial blast, though, the scent really starts to carry itself. On my skin, the dry honeyed musk picks up after the first few minutes and immediately reigns in the zing of the orange/aldehyde combination. As for the vanilla, it's completely lost on me until the orange starts to make space for it, which happens about 20 minutes in. At this point, the scent really hits its stride, opening up into a weirdly warm, gritty-glittery, orange that happens to smell intriguing and tasty. I actually got a fair number of compliments on this cologne whenever I wore it out; I went to a concert and got three compliments in one night! "You smell really good! It's kinda sharp, but not in a bad way". Side note: this thing is a POWERHOUSE of sillage and longevity; I only wore ~1 spray distributed on both wrists and my belly to keep the sillage and intensity down, and I think it was a much gentler scent for it. Side note II: I'm starting to find I have super weird skin chem, so maybe that's why this scent seemed to work differently for me? Definitely worth a try, though...
Smells like a bad woman’s perfume! I didn’t enjoy anything about this cologne. Just terrible.
Plain and Simple..nope
I gotta say, i've had amazing colognes come to me thanks to scentbird. I'm pretty in tune to what i like. This...this is a nope...not sure where I went wrong but WAY to sweet and has a bad linger. People will kill me if i smog them out on the bus with this... Sorry...
This cologne smells amazing
The scent is nauseatingly sweet. Not my cup of tea but if you like sweet smelling perfumes then you will like this.
Not a huge fan. Come to think of it, I've never really loved any of HDP's scents, so take that into consideration. I'm definitely getting the melon not people are talking about, but also a ton of vanilla or something kind of cloying/gourmand. Ultimately this is just too pretty/powdery/feminine for this guy.
Light and airy
The aldehydes give a light and airy quality to them, making this a great everyday scent.
Dries down very nice but extremely musky for about 2 hours. Like all musk.
great smell , stays strong all day
I like this smell alot. It lasts all day and i get a lot of comments about it.
Not my favorite scent, but unique & refreshing. Like cantaloupe on a spring or summer day. Best for warmer weather. 3 stars.
Not for me but AMAZING for my bf.
This is a very thick scent, very spicy and masculine. The patchouli and incense are very present, very good for a rugged man. I prefer lighter woodsy scents but this was perfect for my bf who both loves wearing it and smells good in it.
Nice but Doesn't last very long
Overall a nice scent. Mildly spicy, not what I was expecting but good for varied settings. Worn it to work and haven't had any feedback either way. Expected from the initial scent that it would last all day, but after about an hour I don't notice it anymore. Would buy it again.
This has a very earthy musk smell which is perfect for this time of year. Second product from Scentbird and 2 winners in a row
LOVE THIS. Musk is kinda my favorite thing and this is wonderful. It’s sweet but not overpowering and it makes me feel manly.
A decent fragrance not my favorite but not the worst
Clean, fresh and manly. Perfect first pick.
Terrible. One of the worst smelling fragrances I’ve ever encountered. One of only 2 or 3 that I’ve had to scrub off my skin because it’s that horrible. Don’t waste your time or money on this.
The scent is OK. Not bad but also not terribly exciting. It's a meh.
I really like this scent. Aldehydes and burnt orange dominate the notes. Then there's this underlying Patchouli under it all. Its very strong in the opening so watch your sprays, but in the dry down calms to a really pleasing scent on a man over all. I received a few compliments from women when wearing this scent. Definitely, bottle worthy in my opinion.
I love this scent! It is the perfect summer scent bright without being too fruity!
It smells amazing! Definitely not what I was expecting when I put it on my queue
This wasn't for me, it's a very strong overpowering sent that's aggressively strong for me. I'm not big on a lot of strong smells l and from the description I thought it'd be a good match for me...
I love this scent. This fragrance is very elegant and appeals to both sexes. The overall scent it light and you do get the clean citrus undertones.
This was a good scent, a little sweeter than I would like, but overall happy with it. Hangs on you a decent amount, so no need to spray too much.
This scent was extremely odd. It is not strong or long lasting like many people have sad, but the notes I find to be off. The notes I get upon spraying are grass, damp soil, slightly rotten vegetable sweetness, a severely wet morning forest smell. I do get a lil musk/patchouli. I got zero honey, orange, geranium, or amber. I would never ever wear this scent. I'm just thankful I got the sample from BirdScent and didnt waste any more money.
just not my style. got it based on some of the "recommendations". this was the 3rd pick so far, the first 2 were great
The hot mamas like it real nice smell for a daily
It`s not of my taste... I can wear it but suddenly I want to rip off my hand to stop smelling that scent... It has longevity, just a few sprays or just one, and in my case will be for gym, sports, I wouldn`t wear it in a date or daily, cause I can`t wear it all day... Unique for me... definitely everybody will know who is coming cause hardly someone would smeIl like you... YOU SHOULD TRY IT... My opinion it`s not conclusive.
Did not like it.
I'm really torn with this cologne. As I am smelling it from the container, it has this lush-like quality; but it really dies down when I wear it ... I just don't know that I can appreciate smelling like this for an extended period of time. There is that sweet quality to it but the way it blends with musk is just not so appealing to me. To me, this scent says "boozy," or maybe there are notes here that are a little to typical in the colognes worn by the guys at places of ill-repute. I hope I can update this review down the line when I've given it more of a chance, but right now I am really hesitant to make this a daily wear. I would rate this a 2.5 if I could; so 2 is more appropriate here.
Rich and elegant. I loved this cologne. A little goes a long way and it has staying power. This is a sleepover perfume because you are still going to smell good in the morning.
Great unique smell
Just drop the label and call dis shit "panty dropper".... if it don't get u laid... then u got deeper issues
Strong, very long lasting scent. Not sure I would buy a bottle...but I'm happy to wear it for a bit. To me it smells incredibly close to Yves st Laurent.
Goes on strong, fades to brilliance. Last all day... I love smelling it in my clothes.
eh. a little too woodsy.
I say this one was just ok. Not bad but not great either. Maybe it's just me but when I first put it on it took me back 25+ years to the days when Fahrenheit was sh*t.......and that's not a good thing. For that reminder it gets 3 stars.
Liked this one a lot. A very distinct fragrance and stays on the skin all day, even when relatively active.
a very sweet masculine smell.