1826 by Histoires de Parfums
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1826 is a perfume by Histoires de Parfums for women and was released in 2001. The scent is spicy-floral. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesGinger, Violet, White blossoms, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Amber, Frankincense, Blond woods, White musk, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (175 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (123 Ratings)

Sillage

5.7 (124 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (116 Ratings)
Submitted by Lobelia, last update on 13.02.2019
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4.0/10
PMRP12
PMRP12
PMRP12
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.
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Greatly helpful Review    10
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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Sherapop
Sherapop
Sherapop
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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.
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Louce
Louce
Louce
Very helpful Review   
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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