1740 by Histoires de Parfums
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1740 is a popular perfume by Histoires de Parfums for men and was released in 2008. The scent is spicy-leathery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Davana
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamom, Coriander, Patchouli
Base Notes Base NotesCedar, Birch, Labdanum, Leather, Vanilla, Elemi resin, Immortelle

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (212 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (162 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (158 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (138 Ratings)
Submitted by Profumo, last update on 26.06.2020.
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7
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8
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6
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7
Bottle
Chizza
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Chizza
Chizza
Very helpful Review    9  
The game with associations
Again and again, scents, associations, puns or whatever manage to evoke in users. This alone is worth a lot, as long as the association is a positive one or, in the case of perfumes, stimulates detailed thoughts. Histoires de Parfums is probably a predestined brand and 1740 is therefore themed around the Marquis de Sade, and you don't have to say anything else
So how could such a scent be put on? Leather seems almost obvious and so it is included. And even birch, which makes me think of leather of an older make, or rather gives me room for interpretation. In fact, the leather takes the lead with bergamot and davana. Admittedly, I don't notice bergamot, but I do notice this sweet, smoky, overripe, fruity one of the davana. Combined with the leather we get an old leather furniture, which creaks and creaks and not everyone likes it. The scent is indeed old school leather; also because of its light soapiness. The patchouli contributes noticeably to this now more and more prominent wear and tear. It gives the leather furniture this aura of the old, used furniture, which has mixed its leather smell with various other scents over time. You really have to like patchouli here, it looks like damp earth, like the layer of black earth on top.

Gently the Davana plant says goodbye and hands over the stick to the resin. In my opinion, this rather underlines the patch-leather combination than decisively shapes the fragrance. How do you describe this scent at this point in time? Is it still the old leather furniture or are we already at the leather straps in the cellar, which are marked by secretions and dirty, smelling wickedly and stimulating the imagination? I'll leave that up to you, but the fact is that the fragrance is gradually changing into more musty earthy tones and intensively used leather tones. It was already 1740, but now it's changing from being used passively to being mixed actively with other materials. Some may find this musty. This phase is eventually smoothed out because the patchouli does not consistently add its earthy-bitter element.
Surprisingly for me, the fragrance then ends leathery with a slight hint of cocoa, but becomes a bit more "bitter" and then goes towards the real end towards coffee with milk, but not from the fine De Longhi, but rather powdered coffee. This is surprising because vanilla and cedar have hardly been seen so far and only come into their own in the last quarter with a tart undertone when the great spectacle has faded away. A great closing of the fragrance, here it really convinces me.
If I had to compare a fragrance with this one, I would use one that probably even fewer people know, namely Doraphilia by Miguel Matos. Only has five reviews here. Whereby this one is even more extreme compared to 1740 and does not have the creamy end. One could say that 1740 is the distinguished noble ancestor of the hedonistic-elitist Doraphilia. Both enjoy the leather. For their purposes. By the way, I can recommend the Doraphilia to those who like animal leather, basically not leather at all but raw, not yet tanned animal skin. Sounds more violent than it is. Unpaid advertising end.
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10
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10
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6
Bottle
Merteuil
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Merteuil
Merteuil
   9  
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an olfactory reconstruction of a wooden baroque roof chair under shimmering summer heat, paired with the smells of raisins iron on heated skin under a damp batist, withering rose leaves floating in a glass of chateau petrus - the name is program and a journey through time
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10
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PMRP12

32 Reviews
PMRP12
PMRP12
   0  
A tour de force of leather, immortelle, and patchouli = rich, stewed fruit vibe.
Deep, dark, and hedonistic—this is a sexy and dominant scent. In the same vein as Plum Japonais, one of the darker Tom Fords, but a touch more interesting. Bottle worthy for fans of brooding scents.
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8
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Estefania
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Estefania
Estefania
   8  
Dark side of the moon
Do you think you can tell,
Heaven from hell,
Blue skys from pain...

My color is black.
All my clothes. My eyes. My hair is blonde.

He's coming at me.

Burnt wood, ashes, herbs thrown into the fire, sparks glowing in the sky of the deep black night. Resin drips into the embers. After eternal times finally Patchouly.
Grounding Force Strength Obsession.
Mortal Skin.
Mortal skin. Animals with glowing eyes appear out of the darkness.
Submission shackle chain
"As of today, you are under my personal protection"

That was the beginning.

When you take my hand, silky soft vanilla drips as precious oil on my skin.

Abyss darkness lunar eclipse

A day without you

Wish you were here
Thanks to Saemm for the bottling.
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6
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5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Metalfan
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Metalfan
Helpful Review    11  
The antidote!
I think it's quite bold to create such an "antidote" and bring it onto the market! Perfumers usually try to make their creations as pleasant as possible. After all, the customer should feel well or spoiled. A fragrance always has some job to do, such as raising the mood, underlining the personality, seducing, floating on cloud 7, making on thick pants, falling into holiday mood, strengthening self-confidence, tempting to meditate and so on. What job has 1740 MdS?
now?
A fragrance named after the (psychological) ancestor of sadism was first intended to represent sexual dominance. Of course not in the conventional, "healthy" way. Rather in a humiliating, contemptuous, frightening, cruel way, without wanting to please his "victim" in the slightest. If you feel disgusted by 1740 MdS, he still lives up to his name. That answers the job question. But does 1740 - Marquis de Sade smell sadistic?

When I sprayed MdS for the first time I was a little surprised. The fragrance has a range.
Have I sprayed myself with a "person" or an entire city? Somehow I felt like I was in a big city. Crowds of people, some with noble perfumes, some unwashed, stray dogs, trees, shrubs, asphalt, bankers, smoking rockers with old leather jackets, a red light environment.... All social classes represented, from the millionaire to the beggar, who by the way seems to have a sandwich in his pocket. But then, after about an hour, I landed in a secluded side street. And now I could finally associate the scent with a single person. Now he finally stood in front of me, in my "Smell - Head Cinema Imagination", the Marquis de Sade.

From a distance he seems threatening somehow. Sadistic? I might. No horror guy P18, honor P12. He doesn't seem artificial or ridiculous at all. MdS is not a joke!
I take after about two hours almost only leather and patchouli was left. The big city seems to be blown away by the wind. MdS now seems almost familiar. But wait, what do I see there? A sandwich that's been bunched up peeps out of his trouser pocket. Did Marquis de Sade steal from the beggar? I almost invited him for a beer. But that's not how it's gonna work out between you and me
Have Gerald Ghislain and Sylvie Jourdet done their homework now? I think so. The dirty, spoiled, repulsive, which demands a fragrance with this name, seems to be marketing itself. But MdS will better not go into my collection. Or do I give the "antidote" another chance?

Good Pentecost to you all wishes Metalfan!
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Smora

147 Reviews
Smora
Smora
Helpful Review    4  
Lusty
Scentrack: Sneaker Pimps - Velvet Divorce

Do not mess with 1740. This is a destroyer that annihilates all volatile molecules in 10 feet diameter. A perfume equivalent nuclear blast. Against Marqius abandon all hopes. The kick of raw leather whip right in the head, supported by burning birch, pulsating immortelle and cognac. Allegedly base notes are in the game from minute one. Rough, raw and harsh after 6-8 hours changes to finest powder. Beneath the rough appearance there is silky emotional heart. Although shocking from the start I love this composition.
Is this Marqius De Sade? I believe not. De Sade would use even shocking olfactory maps. This is sleek weekend pervert.

Rating: 8/10
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Thatsmr2usir

62 Reviews
Thatsmr2usir
Thatsmr2usir
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A pale attic type of fragrance.
1740 was an experience I will always remember. However, it was not very pleasurable. I got a good deal on a travel size bottle so I decided to opt for it.

This fragrance starts off with a blast of patchouli, a note that I am not fond of honestly unless it is blended very well. In this case it is not. It is like an assault of the most dirtiest of smells. I don't pick up much of any of the notes listed besides the obviously patchouli,cedar, birch & some leather.

I do not sense any vanilla which would have helped this fragrance a great deal to cut out all that woodiness & earthiness. That is the problem I have with 1740, it's all dry with no sweetness. These are the type of frags I cannot stand nor wear. It is made of good materials, Long lasting at least 8 hours on me, projection is ok, not great but noticeable.

The Marquis de Sade is like drinking Chianti, full of life yet no charm. Thanks, but no thanks!
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Pepdal

164 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
Very helpful Review    6  
My current favourite
I love Histoires de Parfums as a house and this is the jewel for me. This gorgeous, hedonistic leather and immortelle combination and all the complexity surrounding it is mischievious and mysterious. Pleas e see my video review


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KianJafari

12 Reviews
KianJafari
KianJafari
Helpful Review    2  
The pleasure of sadism
My favorite in HDP refrences is 1740, which literally captured "Marquis de Sade" in a bottle. It reminds me "the Quills", a movie narrating Marquis de Sade ideas. It is so odd as "Marquis de Sade", fascinating, sensual, tough (because of the leathery and labdanum notes, but soft at the same time (because of vanilla and cardamon) like "Marquis de Sade's" characters, and unforgettable at last. Patchouli has never been revealed so poetically in another perfume as it was happened in 1740. Smokey, Leathery, woodsy, and so earthy, harmonized with dry fig note so artistically. The opening of the perfume is a duality between harsh notes and powdery notes. However, I will call the powdery beginning as a bitter one. The very moment you wear this perfume, you may feel a heavy shadow surrounding your whole body. That could be called the devilish side of Sade which could be so fascinating an tempting at the same time. After half an hour, the spiritual side that owes this spirituality to notes such as cardamon and coriander arises and lets you feel the bright side of the perfume as well. This could be counted as the stage that you may either fall in love with or will hate this perfume. Now, Patchouli has been harmonized nicely with leathery, citrusy, gurmand accords, the result of which starts dancing in Elemi resin. In the dry down stage you may smell tobacco leafs, and smoky leather which could be nice ending for this perfume. lastly, although it is not that masculine as the color suggests, it still could be one of the best patchouli based perfumes that you may want to give a try.
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ChapeauClack

16 Reviews
ChapeauClack
ChapeauClack
Top Review    8  
Masculine? Really?
One generous test wearing was all it took for me to fall for this quasi masculine.
It started out in wisps of powder and something vaguely reminiscent of lipstick, Moulin Rouge's kissing cousin. The leather note emerged almost instantly, taking center stage, with cedar and patchouli never too far away.
This leather is no kid glove, nor a suede pouch, mind you. Think saddle leather instead. It's hard, polished from extensive wear and dry as a bone.
Cedar, which given its domineering nature can be a very difficult note for me, is truly cast in a supporting role here, rendering the fragrance even drier. It also encases the otherwise soft heart of this composition in a much needed corset, preventing it from turning into a spineless dollop of oriental sweetness even as the notes progress into dried fruit, spice and absinthe territory.
The drydown lingers well into the wee hours of the night and is delectable with tobacco leaves, brandy-soaked raisins and dates and still more smoky leather.
Like other offerings from this house it can be either an intimate whisper of a scent or a sillage bomb, depending on application.
The last thing this beauty needs is stereotyping by gender.
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Mildly bitter and spicy immortelle, dark, balmy and warm. With slight hint of sherry cask in the base.

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