1869 Eau de Parfum

1869 (Eau de Parfum) by Acca Kappa
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1869 (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Acca Kappa for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGeranium, Cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesViolet leaf, Iris, Leather, Bay leaf
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Vanilla, Frankincense, Cistus, Vetiver

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Scent

7.3 (20 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (17 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (17 Ratings)

Bottle

6.6 (23 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 10.08.2020.
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Cooking with laurel or form follows function
Like his fellow perfumers Muschio Biancho and LiboCedro, 1869 would not be a mistake to use for fragrancing Italian hotel sheets. However, it is not a clean scent that makes one think of fabric softener and detergent. It is already a bit more serious. Basically un-citric, unfloral. Somehow wind fresh from the grey-green area. I know freshness actually rather in the form of sourish citrus fruits, soap or in the aldehyde-floral context, whereby in the end mostly some kind of musk has its sparkly clean fingers in play. Here it is a rather leafy than a fruity freshness. Those who have already cooked with laurel (leaves) may recognize this pale green-spicy component. I almost think of green vegetables. Almost. In this respect, 1869 also reminds me a little bit of Comme des Garçons Laurel, only that the latter is even more contrasting to me between natural aesthetics and art/artificiality and thus seems more rustic, where the Acca Kappa gives a more classical picture.

Vegetables - cooking - kitchen: Keywords that might help us in our fragrance description. A restaurant kitchen is not a sensual place, but a structured functional workspace. Even if you as a guest sit in the actual restaurant and (ideally) experience true culinary delights, the kitchen is more of an operating theatre than a creative laboratory and devoid of all sensuality. That doesn't sound charming in combination with a fragrance, but the kitchen comparison may be appropriate after all and should not be given a negative connotation. A kitchen where the food is prepared and eaten later is something basic, necessary and structured. 1869 also follows this principle of form follows function. A fragrance as formal refreshment, as a serious accompaniment, but not a statement. Noticeable is not his job. Here again, one could see the starched white cotton of the restaurant staff mediating between house and guest. Visible and invisible at the same time.

In 1869, musk plays the leading role, although not indicated in the pyramid. Not a soapy one, a very subtle dry-powdery-creamy-clean one. 1869 is from start to finish of the freshly-leaved variety, on a woody musky background. The wearer is spared unpleasant changes. I deliberately write Träger, because I do not see 1869 on a woman. Overall "well blended", dry-clean perfect timing. A glance at the pyramid seems to confirm each of the notes mentioned, yet I could probably not smell a single one in a blind test. So that's pretty well done. However, as an ambergris, I do not perceive the base at any time. It's possible that sweet ingredients give the fragrance a certain volume, but in the end there's nothing here that points in an oriental direction. Dryer is not possible.

The Acca Kappa brand offers a manageable collection of fragrances and does not immediately follow every trend. They seem to concentrate entirely on the beautiful range of care products. As far as I can judge, at least the shaving range is paraben-, silicone- and petroleum-free. I have not found out anything about animal testing. I always like it when you can get to know a low-threshold fragrance with a skin care product, after shave or shaving foam. Ideal to test if the scent does not dissipate after one week
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