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DescriptionAn olfactive library of scents to be read on skin, Histoires de Parfums tells stories of famous characters, raw materials and iconic years through the deluxe medium of scent.<br><br>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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Histoires de Parfums This Is Not A Blue Bottle rating and reviews
Average rating (94 reviews)
3.9 out of 5
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
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
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Absolutely mesmerizing. The honey is just the right amount of sweet to contrast the patchouli and lasts all day. My favorite scent yet
Age: 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
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 bit heavy last long time has a old man smell to it
My first 'miss' from Scentbird. Too strong for me. almost an acrid citrus smell. It is long lasting and my girlfriend likes it. I hope it grows on me but it has tough competition from my other selections.
Great smell, lasts for awhile. Different from the normal cologne.
i love this Scent it is hard to Put into Words,So i'll simply same it's different and i like it!!!
Terrible scent. Way too strong. I am very disappointed in the Scentbird service. I sent an email to customer service regarding how long my shipment was taking to reach me and they never responded. Horrible customer service!
Great smell quality cologne!! Gets good compliments when worn.
Different then my usual. But good for a night out!
THis Scent is the TruTH!! I got a sample bottle for my Dude but I'm the one spraying it on me. Will be buying a Big Bottle for my Sexy Honey.
Deep, rich, majestic fragrance. Unlike anything I have smelled before. In a class of its own. Scent caters to the colder months. A must try.
Very masculine, very cologne-y, nothing really stands out. - smells like cheap aftershave
Loved it. My wife couldn't stop smooching on my neck to get another whiff. You only need a little in the right spots and the smell permeates your personal space.
Excellent on the skin, light refreshing scent but strong enough to last for the entire day. Love this, always getting lots of compliments!
Very floral and feminine. Smells good but not for me.
When I first put it on it REEKED of pine-sol and cucumbers and I thought, "well that was a waste of $15", but 5 minutes later it smelled totally different! Would I buy a full size bottle? No. Will I wear the rest of this sample? Probably. Perfume roulette... keeping my fingers crossed for next time!
This is by far the most complimented scent I've ever worn.
This was ok, Not something to rave about but definitely something that i would wear.
I was surprised how much i really disliked this fragrance. Based on the reviews and the note similarities to patchouli (which i am very fond of), i thought this scent would be right in line with my scent profiles, but i was very wrong. It was very "old ladyish" for lack of a better term.
love it, great smell lasts all day.
One of my new favorite fragrances. The various notes that are in this fragrance are unique and pure bliss to the nostrils. Histoires de Parfums is one of the most classic yet unique fragrance company that I have ever experience such classic fragrance that can be worn in both day and evening.
Wonderful stuff! Not your run if the mill "blue" fragrance.
Really lovely. Not sure I have ever smelled anything like this (in a good way). It's perfect for a summer-into-fall scent.
Love it! I find it very unisex; It's not overwhelming but it has presence. Musky but complex and not harsh.
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