Brand: Histoires De Parfums
What I liked:
– lovely floral ambery and patchouli scent
– delicate, can be worn on any occasion
– excellent staying power
What I didn’t like:
– if you like loud and bold scents, this isn’t for you
Born on 5 May 1826, Eugénie de Montijo, the wife of Napoleon III, was the last empress of the French. Eugenie was one of the most beautiful and fashionable women of her age. But the sweet and lively empress was more than a trophy wife. Well-educated and highly-opinionated, Eugenie dabbled in political affairs and even acted as regent during Napoleon’s absences.
1826 by Histoires De Parfums is a lot like the empress who inspired it. A pleasant and soft scent, it is also full of layers that slowly unfold to reveal its complex character. 1826 is a sophisticated concoction for an elegant and confident woman who is not afraid to assert her voice, but does so subtly, without shouting. She doesn’t need to.
The fragrance opens with a sparkling burst of bergamot and tangerine that very quickly leaves the stage to a powdery bouquet of white florals laced in incense and spiced up with a dash of cinnamon. Halfway through it, whiffs of vanilla and patchouli make their appearance. The latter adds some depth to the composition, while the former sweetness it. But only slightly. Both notes remain firmly in the background. At least for now.
As time passes, the patchouli becomes more prominent, but it never gets loud. It just provides a darker edge to the sweet ambery vanilla and musk accord that makes up the drydown. Beautiful and delicious. 1826 is warm and crisp, comforting and elegant, delicate and dry. It’s easy to wear and is suitable for any occasion. Yet, it never gets boring. You discover something new every time you wear it. And you don’t even have to reapply it. A spritz of it will linger on your skin for ages.
Histoires De Parfums 1826 is an elegant but comforting floral ambery scent with patchouli, sprinkled with some spicy accents. Delicate, it can be worn on any occasion. Staying power is excellent.