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In the zoo ? On the toilet? No, on the hunter's skin!
With Histoires de Parfums 1740 was it once again so far, a fragrance I found rather by chance in a video on YouTube and which let me by his description already skillfully listen up. Because through my recent experiences, not least through my own taste, I knew that this kind of fragrances surprisingly flatter my nose and are quite more wearable than it was often described. These dark, also often animalic scents have quite a high attraction to myself and so I love to sniff them on my skin. Here, my environment and also my colleagues at work must be steadfast, but they have endured even such things as Civet.
For me was quite interesting also the person to whom the date 1740 is linked, Marquis de Sade. Here I had yet some time ago the Attquer le Soleil, which was subtitled by Etat Libre d'Orange with the same name. This one officially worked with only one fragrance component, the cistus, which gave the scent surprising depth and played a resinous firework, one that immediately captivated me and has rightly convinced to this day. Also, the certain wickedness and the dirt were felt, which is why you heard the depths of perversion in this fragrance.
What can we now expect from this work and the second question, will the fragrance convince me in the same way as the Attaquer le Soleil could. Basically, the fragrance would have to be clearly different from the other Marquis de Sade, because the notes at first glance with birch, coriander and cardamom seem green-spicy. However, you can tell where the fragrance is going when you read notes like labdanum, vanilla, elemi resin and leather.
"You smell like animal enclosure," was the first statement my wife made when I held my arm under her nose to sniff. That was exactly the kind of statement I needed to start my test. Oddly enough, my wife sniffs Animalik with actual animalic notes less than in fragrances where they are not listed at all. So my beloved Zoologist Civet was far from bad for her nose. But I have to agree with her, you can definitely detect animalic notes in this 1740. It's just that here, the impressions come from the resinous leather combination with patchouli. It's something dark, something sweaty, something resinous. A wild mix of a hunter's living room with leather chair and fireplace, as well as nature in its somewhat animalic form. Above all, I feel the fragrance as quite wicked and yet sexually attractive by this always flashing warmth of the resins.
If you then go times in itself, just the combination of a citrusy beginning, with dark and resinous notes in the heart and base seems quite classic. Some fragrances of well-known brands play with it and make a modern interpretation of yet very classic fragrances. But here it is not like that. The modern touch is completely missing and so it remains a classic fragrance that comes along very voluminous and with a statement.
Thus, it is also not a fragrance that pleases the masses, on the contrary. Rather, one that will suit only the smallest number of people to 100%. This may also be because the composition is already very masculine and dominant.
The only criticism I have is the drydown or how the fragrance smells after a good three to four hours. Because as soon as the leather notes and the resin has warped it then comes unfamiliar herbaceous-greenish. I think it will be the coriander, which then spreads slightly musty over hours on the skin. For me, it smelled at first like lovage, the well-known Maggi herb. Granted, it's not that this note is overly annoying. However, over the entire remaining fragrance time only this note is audible.
One can attest to the fragrance namely quite a good fragrance time. Locker 10 hours I could hear the fragrance on my arm, even if it is slowly skin after a good five hours. So the effective coriander time is only a good two hours on my skin.
If the dark and resinous notes made it through the five hours and the coriander note only kicked in when it was close to my skin, then it would have easily earned the 9.5. Because so the beautiful part of the fragrance flies away far too quickly.
Finally, I have to say to the fragrance, unfortunately, that it is really very good. The start and the first two hours are the absolute madness, but after that it becomes too quickly too herbaceous and a bit boring. For this you can not complain about the price and also the selection of bottle sizes is perfect. Because so I could test the fragrance without a guilty conscience with the 15ml.