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

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

2,008 Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 Star
1036
4 Star
552
3 Star
263
2 Star
84
1 Star
73
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great smell!
Sampled

My wife loves this smell. She can't get enough of it. So if she loves it, it's good enough for me.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Smells Amazing
Sampled

I absolutely love this cologne! Bought the full size bottle!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
masculine smell
Sampled

It smelled great and the sample size actually had a decent amount of product in it. If you are looking to find a good masculine scent, I would recommend it.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
great smell - lasts long
Sampled

overall great smell - lasts nearly all day - change of pace from all of those sweet smelling colognes by CK, Curve, Hugo, ETC. Def will purchase in the future

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Fresh and Clean!
Sampled

This fragrance is a great one for guys that don't like the heavier, woodsier accents found in most men's colognes on the market today. The bergamot and citrus notes help keep this clean and crisp throughout the day without feeling heavy and cloying.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
My Favorite!
Sampled

I got this as a duplicate in my Birchbox - but I was extremely HAPPY about that. This is by far, one of the best colognes that I've experienced. It's a little expensive, but this travel size is great for my travel bag.

Thanks!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Amazing!
Sampled

I am not one to wear much cologne. But man this is just fantastic. Even the small bottle that came in my February box I am so glad I gave it a try. I found myself throughout the day sniffing myself. It is an amazing combination of scents and the relatively steep cost of the actual bottle $125 is kind of worth it for my cheap self because i loved this scent so much. A must try if I do say so myself!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Smell was off for me
Sampled

Smelled of alcohol to me. It might just be me but it seemed to harsh and nondescript.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Last a little longer...
Sampled

Okay, so this scent smelled fantastic. There was a spiciness to it that was quite nice. It was definitely one of the better scent I've tried. So if you buy colognes based only on scent, there aren't many better choices out there.

My big complaint though is its lasting power. Sprayed in the morning, it's gone by mid-day. I'm a believer that a good cologne shouldn't need to be reapplied until evening. Once when the sun is coming up, and again when it's going down. If an aroma can't last that long - what's the point?

The price point is also a bit high. I'm all for a cologne costing $125, but this cologne leaves you wanting more.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
nice smell
Sampled

I received this in my box previously and it is still a good product :)

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No