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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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She'll love it
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This is an amazing scent. I received in my box and I'm considering purchasing the full size because of the compliments I've gotten when wearing this cologne.. My GF loves it.

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strong but not overpowering
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this scent os a winner. I really like the strong initial scent. reminds me a of the scents we were too scared to try in high school. I'm especially leased to say the women seem to like it more than me. no other cologne i've tried has garnered more attention.

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Hemingway!
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For years I'd just use body spray. Then over the last couple of years I've really enjoyed cologne. This Histoires de Parfums 1899 is a very masculine smelling cologne. I'd say it has a slightly peppery scent to it, but it is refreshing and changes as time goes on. (with most colognes the scent stays the same, this one seems to change). I absolutely love this cologne and use it everyday. And I'm a huge Hemingway fan, so I get to feel like Papa when I'm reading his work.

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I want it so bad
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If it weren't so expensive! This is the best smell I've enjoyed from all my cologne. Wishing I could add it to my bathroom

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Shockingly... wonderful!
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This came in my husband's box and not only did he love it... so did I. It smelled amazingly worm, manly, and so different than most products out there. Such a wonderful product and my absolute favorite cologne currently.

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Great scent
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I love this stuff. A bit strong for summer but I love it when the weather gets colder. Not something I'd wear to the beach - definitely post-Labor Day. But that's just me.

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Amazing smell
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I bought this for my husband after he got it in his birchbox. It smells great on, he has gotten so many compliments.

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Awesome!
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I love this scent on my husband. It is a little pricey but if you are looking for something nice to splurge on this scent is amazing.

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Love
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My husband and I both love the smell of this fragrance! It can be worn for special occasions or day to day. We just wish the price was lower.

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Super classy
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Wow! Deffinately not an everyday type scent ... especially for the price... but the hints of tobacco and rum make a prominent impression when you first smell it and then leaves a sweet aroma to make anyone want to get closer for another wiff.

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