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For a spicy cologne inspired by Papa Hemingway, try Histoires de Parfums 1899.

Histoires de Parfums

Birchbox Breakdown

Jules Verne may have been the father of science fiction, but this fresh, marine-inspired scent pays tribute to more of-this-world destinations, like Nantes, the seaside port town where Verne was born. And like Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, this is a cologne that’s on the go, evolving from pine-y to peppery, minty to musky.

How it Works

This ever-changing scent has top notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and eucalyptus and heart notes of Madagascar black pepper and Indonesian nutmeg. Pine, cedar, incense, and vetiver form a woodsy base.

How to Use

A spritz or two to the pulse points on your wrists and neck will do.

Denat. Alcohol 96° (infected with 5g of phtalate ethyle per liter), éthanol, diethyl phtalate, Water, Fragrance (Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Coumarin, Citral, Eugenol, Isoeugenol, Geraniol)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews


This is a citrusy fragrance with a strong pine note with hints of mint and musk. To be honest, I was underwhelmed at first spray, but once it started to dry down, it developed into something amazing. It is balmy and sophisticated and can easily become someone's signature scent because it is great for all occasions at any time of year.

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Stuff is delicious

I'm deff. Going to buy a bottle of this once my free sample fully runs out. Using it as my date night aroma

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Lighter, citrius scented colonge

Loved the sample of their other scent I received in my birchbox and ended up buying both. Two very different scents for different occasions.

This scent:

Top Note: Grapefruit, Citrus, Tangerine, Eucalyptus
Heart Note: Nutmeg, Pepper
Base Note: Cedar, Incense, Vetiver, Pine cone

Originality: spices, wood, aromatic herbs representing Jules Verne - world traveler. A group of olfactive scents assembled from trips all around the globe.
(Madagascar black pepper, Indonesian nutmeg…)

Moods: energizing, dazzling, bright, timeless.

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