Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For a fresh, ever-evolving scent inspired by Jules Verne, try Histoires de Parfums 1828.

Histoires de Parfums

Birchbox Breakdown

Ernest Hemingway, exemplar of all things craggy and masculine, was the inspiration for this complex fragrance—but don’t expect notes of rum and tobacco. This is a cultured fragrance for a cultured man. Papa would approve.

How it Works

This fragrance combines Mediterranean top notes of Italian bergamot, juniper, and black pepper blend, with heart notes of orange blossom, Florentine iris, and cinnamon, and a base of vetiver, vanilla, and yellow amber.

How to Use

Spritz on your wrists and neck—with restraint, like Hemingway’s prose.

Denat. Alcohol 96° (infected with 5g of phtalate ethyle per liter), éthanol, diethyl phtalate, Fragrance, Limonene, Coumarin, Linalool, Eugenol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Water

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Intoxicating
Purchased

This is a great scent for everyday use or for special occasions. Women and men alike turn their heads when I pass by as if they can't place the scent and are drawn to it. A spritz on my neck and one on my wrist and that's enough to last all day and into the night.

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Simply amazing.
Purchased

Received this sample in my Birchbox and just HAD to buy the full-size. The ladies in my life love the smell. Very versatile and unique. I wear this very frequently.

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Clean, Fresh Smell
Purchased

I left a cologne I had been wearing for years after smelling Histories de Parfums 1899. It is clean, light, refreshing while still maintaining a masculine scent.

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Took a few wears but now a staple
Purchased

The Hemingway reference made this stand out. I wasn't crazy about the fragrance at first -- it is much stronger than I am accustomed to wearing. But it grew on me. And others liked it.

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not bad

I didn't mind the fragrance, but for me, the wife calls the shots when it comes to my scents. She wasn't a fan.

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LOVE IT.
Purchased

Complex, mellow, classy. This product is able to last all day, and the smell changes nicely. Not too overbearing or strong and does not cause someone to cough like some other fragrances. It is not suffocating and really is elegant. Definitely recommended for all men!

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great

i have loved the smell of this ever since I got the sample months ago. i wanted to buy it last year but it was always sold out. now i get a chance to get it.

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Awesome smell

My husband got this in his first Birchbox and we both really liked it. We have had a hard time finding a good cologne for him that we both liked. This smells fantastic! If it was a little cheaper, we probably would have already purchased it. Great cologne!

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LOVE!
Purchased

My husband got a sample of this in one of his BB, and I fell in love with it! I got it for Christmas. The smell is perfect!

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Perfection

If Jesus wore a cologne it would probably be histories de perfums 1899. I can't think of anything clever enough to say that would do this cologne justice, it is my absolute favorite.

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