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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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Histoires de Parfums This Is Not A Blue Bottle main notes

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Scent type
Citrusy
Personality
Classic
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Summer
Complexity
Refined

Histoires de Parfums This Is Not A Blue Bottle rating and reviews

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4 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2019
Hands down the best one you guys have sent me in 2 years.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2019
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
So Fancy...
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/10/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Smell
This is a really really good cologne one of the very best I have ever smelled !
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/05/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Love it
Smells great, a lot of compliments
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/04/2019
Showstopper.
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’.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Amazing
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Meh..
Somehow smells like middle age.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Refined
Very refined and fancypants.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Not Blue but the ladies love it
The ladies love this smell and def a grown men smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Shockingly Good
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/21/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/16/2019
Summer banger
Honey and aldehydes can't go wrong with this one
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Best one get
My favorite so far
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2019
Great scent
The bottle leaked and did not properly spray, but I truly enjoyed the scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
One of my favorite discorveries
The smell is just perfect. Been looking for something like this for a while.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/07/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Citrus woodsy
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/22/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Wonderful
Absolutely mesmerizing. The honey is just the right amount of sweet to contrast the patchouli and lasts all day. My favorite scent yet
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/07/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Awesome cologne
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
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/12/2019
Unique
I wanted to give this a 3.5. Not overpowering. The scent makes you want more but can get a little old after time.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Delish
Fresh and spicy at the same time. Unisex for sure
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 2
Products received: 8
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/20/2019
wasn’t a fan
Very astringent and strong. stings the nostrils, like sex panther cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2019
Amazing!
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.
Reviews: 6
Upvotes: 3
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 9
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/12/2019
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/31/2019
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
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Yummy
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Very nice
Possibly my favorite (or close second) of the Histoires de Parfums collection. It’s not subtle, but it’s also not overwhelming at all.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/20/2018
Pretty good
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/07/2018
Great stuff
This was a great surprise and my wife loved how it smelled.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/06/2018
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/11/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/08/2018
Would Reccomend
Very clean scent that projects a lot in hot weather. I got around 5-6 hours of longevity with this.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/03/2018
Histoires de Parfums
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/29/2018
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!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/24/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/23/2018
Overwhelmingly Amazing!
Perfect for a date night. Smell for yourself.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/03/2018
Great!
My favorite scent from Histories de Parfums!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
Elegant
This is one of those scents of elegance very subtle but everyone knows your in the room have purchased the actual bottle
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
Solid, deep and elegant
This is a nice masculine cologne that I will consider purchasing a full bottle.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/14/2018
good stuff
Starts kinda fruity, mellows nicely, stays clean smelling the whole time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Awesome!
I really enjoy this one! Great citrus scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/21/2018
A very pleasant surprise
This fragrance was a very pleasant surpise
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/16/2018
Wife repellent
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
Absolutely Wonderful
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/29/2018
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...
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/26/2018
Bad cologne
Smells like a bad woman’s perfume! I didn’t enjoy anything about this cologne. Just terrible.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/21/2018
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...
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 6
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/28/2018
Amazing
This cologne smells amazing
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/13/2018
too sweet
The scent is nauseatingly sweet. Not my cup of tea but if you like sweet smelling perfumes then you will like this.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
Powdery
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/25/2018
Light and airy
The aldehydes give a light and airy quality to them, making this a great everyday scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/30/2018
Holy musk
Dries down very nice but extremely musky for about 2 hours. Like all musk.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2018
great smell , stays strong all day
I like this smell alot. It lasts all day and i get a lot of comments about it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/26/2018
Fruity
Not my favorite scent, but unique & refreshing. Like cantaloupe on a spring or summer day. Best for warmer weather. 3 stars.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/13/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/12/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/24/2017
LOVE THIS. Musk is kinda my favorite thing and this is wonderful. It’s sweet but not overpowering and it makes me feel manly.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/20/2017
A decent fragrance not my favorite but not the worst
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/01/2017
Clean, fresh and manly. Perfect first pick.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/30/2017
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/30/2017
The scent is OK. Not bad but also not terribly exciting. It's a meh.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/24/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2017
I love this scent! It is the perfect summer scent bright without being too fruity!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
It smells amazing! Definitely not what I was expecting when I put it on my queue
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
love it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/27/2017
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...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/20/2017
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/10/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/06/2017
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/28/2017
just not my style. got it based on some of the "recommendations". this was the 3rd pick so far, the first 2 were great
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/07/2017
The hot mamas like it real nice smell for a daily
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/07/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/01/2017
Did not like it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/16/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/29/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2017
Great unique smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/05/2017
Just drop the label and call dis shit "panty dropper".... if it don't get u laid... then u got deeper issues
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2017
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
Goes on strong, fades to brilliance. Last all day... I love smelling it in my clothes.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/03/2017
eh. a little too woodsy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/29/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/09/2016
Liked this one a lot. A very distinct fragrance and stays on the skin all day, even when relatively active.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2016
a very sweet masculine smell.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
A bit heavy last long time has a old man smell to it
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/25/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
Great smell, lasts for awhile. Different from the normal cologne.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
i love this Scent it is hard to Put into Words,So i'll simply same it's different and i like it!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/01/2016
Great smell quality cologne!! Gets good compliments when worn.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/31/2016
smell good
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/30/2016
Different then my usual. But good for a night out!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/22/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/08/2016
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/06/2016
Very masculine, very cologne-y, nothing really stands out. - smells like cheap aftershave
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/01/2016
Excellent on the skin, light refreshing scent but strong enough to last for the entire day. Love this, always getting lots of compliments!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/30/2016
Very floral and feminine. Smells good but not for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/30/2016
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/30/2016
This is by far the most complimented scent I've ever worn.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/29/2016
This was ok, Not something to rave about but definitely something that i would wear.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/23/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/06/2016
love it, great smell lasts all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2016
Wonderful stuff! Not your run if the mill "blue" fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2016
Smells nice, last all day.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/31/2016
Really lovely. Not sure I have ever smelled anything like this (in a good way). It's perfect for a summer-into-fall scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/28/2016
Love it! I find it very unisex; It's not overwhelming but it has presence. Musky but complex and not harsh.