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

Histoires de Parfums

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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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Awesome scent
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A fantastic scent. Masculine but mellow, with some vanilla subtlety to it that give it a refined quality. Wish the full-sized bottle wasn't $125 but I'm still considering buying it because it is that good.

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Ok but my wife likes how i smell
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My wife likes the fragrance, for me that is enough to wear it.
This is not something i would buy on my own.

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Not Really for Me
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The scent of this reminded me a lot of a high school gym locker - Scent is a really difficult thing to review, and I don't have a good enough nose to pick out all the different aspects.

All in all, not a fan.

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Great Scent
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I love this sent. It's not overly powerful and last a long time.

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Great cologne!
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I really love the smell of this cologne, it is subtle, yet the scent lasts through the day. I received so many compliments. Thinking of buying the full size.

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Excellent
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Loved this scent. Very masculine, but not overpowering. My wife was absolutely in love with it. It was a big hit in our house.

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Like but Costly
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I like the scent. I however don't like the full price cost. Which is double what I would normally spend.

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Very nice product / expensive for full-size
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I've never purchased any scents above what you might find at Target or Walgreens. That being said, this product has a very nice smell that lasts for a long time. I could even smell it after I had taken a shower the next day. I don't find it overpowering, but it is definitely noticeable.

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Classic Sent
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This cologne represents what I think most people associate with a masculine sent. Very rich woody tones. Not a light or refreshing sent, very deep. So for a more rustic sent, this is recommended.

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Different, good different!
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I liked this. It's unlike my normal scents. But it's a nice smell and will probably find its way into my collection.

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