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. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
DavanaDavana
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamomCardamom
CorianderCoriander
PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base NotesCedarCedar
BirchBirch
LabdanumLabdanum
LeatherLeather
VanillaVanilla
Elemi resinElemi resin
ImmortelleImmortelle

Ratings

Scent

8.1272 Ratings

Longevity

8.6211 Ratings

Sillage

7.9209 Ratings

Bottle

7.4183 Ratings

Value for money

8.036 Ratings
Submitted by Profumo, last update on 18.10.2021.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
DarkWinterCS
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DarkWinterCS
Very helpful Review    6  
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.

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9
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8
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9
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Spendabel
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Spendabel
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Yes/No/Maybe
So I ordered this fragrance blind and even if I advise everyone against it has it somehow a certain charm, the unknown, mysterious and mysterious simply.
The packaging itself is nothing special, normal cardboard just. The bottle, however, I like very well, looks chic and the plaque with the ingredients makes a how I find good overall picture.

To the fragrance:

When I sprayed it on the first time, I did not quite know what to think of it. Prelude of a minimal freshness, then for me slightly Balsamisch, spicy and a little sweet. I also feel a certain elegance when I wear it. Honestly, I would have thought the leather note stronger to be able to perceive, but that is not so. Leather I feel only very subtly. A very strong fragrance at the beginning really neatly projected and the first 2-4h really very well perceived by my peers, partly even too strong is perceived. After about 5-6h I still feel a light spice paired with a pleasant sweetness. What should I think of it now??
I must admit I was initially not particularly enthusiastic and thought it was a bad buy, but somehow he liked me from time to time better and better. Meanwhile, I like him even very well and I'm glad to have him.
Therefore, the big question, Yes, No, Maybe.
For me definitely yes, for some others certainly no or just an uncertain maybe.
Certainly not a fragrance for everyone, but if you give it time then it could certainly please some out there very well.
Clearly a statement fragrance with good H+S which reflects elegance and value, but unfortunately certainly not everyone is well received and sometimes not too pleasing.

From me there is nevertheless a clear recommendation for everyone who does not always want to swim with the flow. A test he is worth it all the time.
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8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
Leka

8 Reviews
Leka
Leka
   1  
Cuero vintage adictivo
Gran descubrimiento. Si te gustan los cueros tienes que probarlo. Tiene un toque old school sobre todo en la salida, pero pasada una media hora la fragancia se fusiona con tu piel de una forma magistral y quilibrada, dando un toque muy elegante a la persona que lo lleva. El secado tiene un toque vainilloso que la hace muy agradable y elegante. Fragancia de otoño e invierno y para día/noche.
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Intersport
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Intersport
Very helpful Review    6  
Détour III
Where in the 80s and 90s Herb Ritts, Jean-Paul Goude or Ogilvy were still at work, now historical data, mini narratives, curiosities, pseudo-scientific, serial appearances and a noticeable mention of ingredients for image and advertising photography have to stand up for. De Sade's 'logo', posthumously already marketed in two noteworthy perfumes is such a case. Once again, in a third détour of Sables, I arrived at 1740, which seemed too leathery to me at first contact around 2015/2016. In January 2019, I ran into the fragrance once again, again in Bologna, this time covered in snow at very low temperatures. This city still has a highly gratifying density of perfumeries: from small old shops that build on decades of experience and still include new small brands in their program to newer, systematic special interest shops. Under one of the endless arcades I could now test again in 1740 and then doubt my memory. Although I had read about supposed reformulations of an original version to the current one - I now saw a perfume that had leather like patchouli, but now Immortelle / Helichrysum, spices like cardamom, woody ones that had been stored for years in high-proof storage and dried fruit took the leading roles. I like to use 1740, in the smallest doses because of its intensity, I consider it one of the most successful interpretations of booziness, immortelle, wood, patchouli and candied fruit. Finally, let's return to the Marquis de Sade who gave it its name. Ten minutes from Bologna's city gates is the neoclassical Villa Aldini, the backdrop for the outdoor shots of Pasolini's Salò - which was based on 'The 120 days of Sodom'..
10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Shahram1361

18 Reviews
Shahram1361
Shahram1361
   1  
Cowboy in leather vest
this is a lovely green dark smoky animalic leather.its really a quality leather scent which is polished by immortelle greennes and layerd by labdanume and patchouli and the birch gives it a smokiness that is required to creat a dark leather vest of the cowboy.
One of the best leather scents having old vibes while it fits a gentleman in a ceremony.
7
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8
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Chizza
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Chizza
Top Review    12  
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
Longevity
10
Sillage
6
Bottle
Merteuil
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Merteuil
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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
Scent
PMRP12

35 Reviews
PMRP12
PMRP12
   1  
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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10
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10
Bottle
Estefania
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Estefania
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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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7
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7
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8
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Metalfan
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Metalfan
Very helpful Review    13  
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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BielwenassBielwenass 1 year ago
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Some note stands out to me that makes it near unwearable. I blame immortelle.
HermeshHermesh 6 years ago
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10
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7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Mildly bitter and spicy immortelle, dark, balmy and warm. With slight hint of sherry cask in the base.

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