Brand: Histoires De Parfums
What I liked:
– great sillage and outstanding staying power
– beautiful aromatic concoction with a strong nutmeg note
– it has one of the best openings I’ve ever smelt
– although a masculine scent, it can be worn by women too
What I didn’t like:
– the rest of the scent doesn’t live up to the opening; the drydown is particularly bland and common in comparison
Inspired by the father of literary science fiction, Jules Verne, 1828 is an energizing aromatic concoction for globe-trotters who love travels and adventures. Although it is marketed as a masculine scent, it can easily be worn by daring women who, tired of the usual dainty floral or sweet fruity concoctions designed for them, are looking for something edgier.
The opening of the scent is absolutely amazing! The tarty and slightly bitter aroma of citrus fruits, such as grapefruit and tangerine, mingles with eucalyptus, which adds a crisp and green edge to the composition. Zesty and refreshing, the smell will transport you in a luxurious jungle somewhere exotic, far, far away. You’ll feel like a nineteenth century explorer discovering new, uncharted territories for the first time.
Words cannot really describes all that well how good this accord is. You’ll have to smell it. However, it has one flaw. It lasts for only a little while. Within minutes it is gone, replaced by the spicy aroma of nutmeg sprinkled with sharp pepper. The spices are, however, quite tame, letting the explorer, who has now reached an Indian city, know that he’s approaching the marketplace.
The marketplace is still a very interesting place to visit, but not one as exciting. The green and refreshing facets of the scent that embodied adventure are all gone, and what remains is a smoother, tamer accord that manages to remain very pleasant while foretelling the inevitable plainness of the drydown.
The explorer is now safe and sound at home. He hasn’t lost his passion for adventure, discovery and even danger, but, tired after a long journey, now just wants to relax for a while before setting out on the road again. Sitting in front of the fireplace in the living room, he relates his adventures in the jungle to his friends, eager to find out what wonders he saw.
In the background, a plain and common, but pleasant and creamy, base of woody cedar, vetiver and pine cone, enriched by the warmth of incense, echoes the powerful smells of his journey. But now he’s so far away, only a faint trail remains. It’s a sad end for a fragrance that had began in such a promising way.
1828 has a good sillage that never becomes too strong or overpowering. But it’s not the tamest of scents, either. The richness of the exotic notes may not been amped up to the max, but the scent is still too rich for summer wear. Instead, it’s more suitable for spring or autumn. And don’t apply more than one spritz. That’s more than enough to last 24 hours!
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Inspired by Jules Verne, Histoires De Parfums 1828 is a masculine aromatic scent that can be worn by women too. It has one of the best openings that I’ve ever smelt, but the rest of the scent slowly becomes more plain and common as the hours pass. Still, it has great sillage and amazing staying power.