1826 by Histoires de Parfums
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1826 is a popular perfume by Histoires de Parfums for women and was released in 2001. The scent is spicy-floral. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesGingerGinger
VioletViolet
White blossomsWhite blossoms
CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli
AmberAmber
FrankincenseFrankincense
Blond woodsBlond woods
White muskWhite musk
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.6201 Ratings

Longevity

7.0139 Ratings

Sillage

6.0140 Ratings

Bottle

6.9129 Ratings
Submitted by Lobelia, last update on 05.09.2021.
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Peeva
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Peeva
Peeva
Very helpful Review    8  
Streets of Paris 1826
Maid has to fetch milk for her lordship over the main road, which has become a muddy path because of cow dung, rain, oxcarts and rubbish She serves with mud-lined skirts.
On her tray is a single iris beside the milk.
The mistress of the house receives her drink in the old book parlor.

I guess it's the patchouli that evokes cow dung and slight milk associations for me....

Interesting but definitely not a creation I want to smell like.
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9
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
UntermWert
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UntermWert
UntermWert
Top Review    18  
Love at second sniff... from herbaceous-cool to balsamic-meditative and close to the skin...
Note: this is a revised review of this fragrance, which only conquered me the second time I tested it this spring...
First and second impressions are identified, I took out the BR540 digression....
First acquaintance: after very appealing descriptions, here is my first blind purchase. Comes in a very small 15 ml version - "can't go wrong" I thought to myself.1826 was supposed to be a complement to my winter-discovered and much-loved skin scents. Unfortunately, however, we did not seem to harmonize at all.
Almost immediately after spraying it on, a somehow very familiar 70s "freshness" hit me in the nose - harsh, medicinal-mountain-mot. Patchouli came right through - herbaceous and cool, just like the incense. And wouldn't form a warm liaison with my skin. No, no melt, no florals, resins + musk? Not perceptible on me at all. It was and remained patchouli. Of the cold and bitter variety. And so it stayed for a while, until I actually couldn't stand it anymore and had to wash it off after about half an hour.... went but not quite off.
After that, it smelled like patchouli in the process of fading on my forearm. Was actually kind of nice... well, so regretfully nice.
Reminded me of past disappointments and bad decisions turned into fragrances. Of rejections and opportunities that weren't meant to be. Of trying to like something that didn't succeed.
Up to this point, much of the scent's progression had escaped me, but whenever I took another sniff of the bottle, there remained the sad patchouli that I didn't like, and the regret of possibly having to overcome a top note before I would like the scent.... that first went into the closet and the souk...
****

Love at second sniff: the bottle lingered in the souk unloved and unwanted by anyone.
Meanwhile, at another souk, I received a sample of Ulrich Lang's Nightscape. Of this I had also had a sample in the winter and this passed on, because the fragrance wg. its initial freshness did not appeal to me so...
When I tested this again, I was completely surprised that he presented himself this time only very briefly fresh, but then wonderfully woody me. In the fragrance pyramid is also patchouli "built", which wonderfully discreetly subordinated to the woody notes.... AND: he reminded me of the Zonk in the closet.
Should he about?

Yes! Sprayed this time, a woody-balsamic scent reveals itself to me, with latent-creamy musk, carried by softly-unky and ungrounded patchouli. This time it snuggles up and does exactly what Gaukeleya, among others, describes here. Melts into the skin and becomes quiet and personal. I am very gaffed.

The bottle is no longer available. I suspect the change of season has done us both a world of good. Like the Ulrich Lang, I initially tested 1826 in the winter, where neither worked particularly well with my skin chemistry. Now that it is warmer, they are fantastically tart-balsamic, discreet, unisex and very suitable for a pleasant Zen attitude in the currently yet quite stressful everyday life.

The bottle is beautiful and simple even (or perhaps especially) in its 15 ml version - the atomizer is ingenious and allows a very fine dosage.

Oh, too bad.

All's well that ends well.
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PMRP12

35 Reviews
PMRP12
PMRP12
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A gentle floral musk.
Too gentle. Smells grey and smooth; devoid of any peaks or valleys. In the style of Dior Homme or Reflection Man, both of which I vastly prefer. Clearly quality, just not for me.
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    19  
the meeting of the two most beautiful women of their epoch
A cold makes the discovery of "scent new ground" at present impossible and also the head concerns itself rather with the already known one, instead of dealing with the newspaper or current problems.
So today I sort out my records, starting from behind, and notice that here the "beautiful
Eugénie" was totally forgotten by me.
My comment "1904 Madame Butterfly Puccini" reminds here of the brand "Histoires de Parfums" and also corresponding "conversations" lead me to this lady: Eugénie de Montijo!
I will make up for their homage herewith, even if belatedly.

On 5 May 1826, the last French Empress Eugénie was born in Granada as Maria Eugenio Ignacia. Listing your complete name would take too much space; we don't need it here either.
She was regarded as one of the most beautiful women of her epoch, married Napoleon III in 1853, as whose empress she made his star shine very brightly. Actually, he was always "the husband of the beautiful Eugénie"!
But at that time there was another very beautiful woman at the side of a European ruler: Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the legendary "Sisi/Sissi".
Between France and Austria there were wars again and again; so a meeting of the two potentates was agreed upon: among other things one also relied on the "diplomacy of beauty"!
Both imperial couples met in August 1867 at the railway station of Salzburg; they were both passing through the respective summer resort.
Napoléon III, very receptive to feminine beauty, was somewhat out of line with the usual etiquette. Already on the platform he walked around Empress Elisabeth with admiring looks and could say nothing else than: "Oh, what beauty!", "Oh, what beauty!"
Empress Elisabeth, as is well known, did not like to attract the attention of people: she wished for a mouse hole, strongly blushing, in order to escape this enthusiasm!
Surprisingly, both capricious beauties got along very well; much better than their ruling spouses: Eugénie was very impressed by the fragile elegance of the other woman.

The racy and at the same time elegant beauty of this woman corresponds to "1826 Eugénie de Montijo" by "Histoires de Parfums".
This fragrance not only pays tribute to the enchanting ruler; it also corresponds to her well-known preference for the sensuality of the amber scent, floating on a cloud of patchouli and white flowers.

Bergamot and mandarin appear only briefly: they form the trellis for the now following opulent richness of flowers and spices.
The power of the scent of white flowers is certainly also based on jasmine and tuberose; we leave the rest of the secret of this mixture to Monsieur Ghislain and his companions.
The violet in its always somewhat old-fashioned fragrance power is supported by a light ginger sharpness and the softness and warmth of cinnamon.
Ginger and cinnamon as aromatic opposites attract each other harmoniously here.
Thus, this triumvirate forms an antithesis to the enormous white flower foams; it has been integrated here into a magnificent fragrance composition.
The beauty and sensuality of the last French empress is also underlined by exquisite scents.
Light woods, white musk and erotically warming vanilla form the basis for the smoky and yet so flattering spice of Amber incense No savings were made on both; a very oriental, enticing fragrance unfolds: the fragrance of a seductive woman who is all woman, who is white and also likes to show!
Patchouli floats like golden threads over this fragrance creation: it makes "Her Imperial Highness Eugénie" shine.

In spite of the powerful scents "1826 Eugénie de Montijo" doesn't seem too overwhelming to me.
Even with my gracefulness and blondness I can wear this fragrance without appearing disguised.
He also stays with me for some time, then becomes more transparent and lighter, before he says goodbye elegantly, but still spicy.

At that time I had sent this fragrant empress on; she can now hold court elsewhere.
But I will always remember her as a sensual, beautiful companion.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
   2  
Scrumptious Unisex Floriental Patchouli
Histoires de Parfums 1826 opens as a full-fledged floriental patchouli perfume. Unlike NOIR PATCHOULI, which strikes me as a bit stern, 1826 is a scrumptious composition with enough vanilla to make it slightly sweet but without going overboard.

The wood notes, “bois blancs”, become more and more dominant here over time, making this more of a woody oriental in the drydown. In fact, I'd call this a unisex perfume since the sweetness subsides significantly as the wood takes over. I'd say that 1826 would be a good choice for guys or gals who like the general demeanor of D&G LA ROUE DE LA FORTUNE but find it too sweet and too synthetic.
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Louce

6 Reviews
Louce
Louce
Very helpful Review    0  
The last empress
A fragrance experience with exciting development, really moving emotional impulses, interesting brain-kicks and a simply sensational ginger-violet: 1826 - Eugénie de Montijo.
But why this name was chosen stays unclear to me: Maria Eugenia Ignacia was born in 1826 as a Spanish noblewoman. In 1853, she (now named Eugénie de Montijo) became the wife of Napoleon III and so the last French empress. In her husband´s representation she took a hand in French politics and was very conservative and clerical: True neo-absolutism. She was not very popular ("the Spaniard"), but was seen as a beautiful, elegant woman, who promoted the young fashion guild (she was the first prominent client of „Worth“). Later, when France had finally checked off the empire, the ex-empress lived in British exile.

Why this name? Because the fragrance notes are conservative? Because they are elegant and fashionable, despite old-noble origin? Because this fragrance is an anachronistic relic? Because there is something origanlly Spanish in it? Because it´s christian or imperial? Perhaps because it is contemporarily fashionable and the same time somehow old-fashioned.

Whatever: It's great!
The start is quite mandarin-like, only moderately fresh, not lemony, not clean and very soon dealt with, because the middle note starts. I smell a clear anise-note from the very beginning, until the beautiful ginger-violet is in full bloom and then blending with it.
Perhaps here is this modern/old-fashioned-analogy: The often harmless and frumpy violet, gets a tremendous temperament-kick by the ginger-note. It´s classical and the same time modern.
A melodious floweriness accompanies the ginger-violet in the beautiful middle note, without accentuating a distinct single flower. First, the cinnamon is very subtle in the background (but clearly recognizable, if you know it's there). It becomes prominent, when the warm, skin-tight and ambery base note unfolds. I smell patchouli, but luckily just a little whiff of it. The incense is courtly restrained, too. Amber and vanilla take the leading parts in a harmonic and soft drydown.
1826-EdM has no sex appeal worthy of mention. Nevertheless, it is attractive, without an explicit erotic nature, yet playful, yet charming, yet alluring.
Truely unisex, this fragrance is not, I think. Feminine with a certain little amount of unisex-potential for the right male user, I would say.

1826-EdM has my very, very big recommendation for testing!

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VladVlad 4 months ago
Coromandel d'ete. Like it a lot.

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