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

2,030 Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 Star
1048
4 Star
559
3 Star
266
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

Lovely Cologne
Sampled

Tried this out from a sample I got in a box and I really dig it. The scent is rich, warm, sweet, and mellow. I feel great when I walk out of the house wearing this scent and the scent lasts pretty well throughout a typical 8 hour day. My only complaint is that it gave me a bit of a headache on my drive to school, but I would expect it with a rich cologne like this.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Good for special occasions
Sampled

I like the scent, but I don't think it's something I would wear everyday. It's definitely masculine and a little goes a long way. Price for the full size is more than I'd be willing to pay considering I don't love it.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Spicy, but in a good way
Sampled

I was a little surprised by the scent at first, but after the initial shock wore off, I have been very pleased with the aroma. My wife also seems to agree as this has now become her favorite fragrance of mine. I can't think of anything I would change about this product, and other than my initial surprise, this has become a daily go-to. I plan to purchase the full size option once my trial size runs dry.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Perfect scent
Sampled

This scent was easily in the "Top Ten" for me. The fresh herb aroma brings a handsome scent to any gentleman. The full product is sadly out of my budget.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Excellent cologne
Sampled

This was one of my favorite colognes that I have tried to date. Definitely getting a full bottle.

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

I am love with this cologne. A very masculine scent. Two thumbs up!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Not bad
Sampled

Not crazy good but not bad. 125 may be a bit high. Definitely a masculine smell but not something i'd rock everyday. Could be used for a cigar lounge.

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

The scent is nice but not the right fit for me. Also the price is a little steep for a cologne that didn't blow me away.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Makes me walk more upright
Sampled

I feel more alluring, well-traveled, and wise simply by putting this on. My posture improves. Lots of different levels to this scent.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Different in a good way
Sampled

I wasn't expecting to like this cologne as much as I did..it's different, almost floral but in a masculine way. Wish it was cheaper though.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No