1899 by Histoires de Parfums
Bottle Design: Olivia Grandperrin
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1899 is a popular perfume by Histoires de Parfums for men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesItalian bergamot, Juniper, Black pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossom, Florentine iris, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Vetiver, Amber

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Scent

7.9 (100 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (73 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (78 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (75 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 02.06.2019
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PMRP12

15 Reviews
PMRP12
PMRP12
Spicy and sweet with pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Sound familiar? It’s Spicebomb, but with a toned down pepper note; I don’t get the nose tingle from this one. Highly recommended if you like the aforementioned, but want something smoother.
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Pepdal

89 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
Helpful Review    2
1899 Ernest Hemingway
Histoires de Parfums is a house i enjoy and one of obvious quality. Ernest Hemingway (1899) is often compared to the popular Spicebomb by Viktor and Rolf...


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Ignika

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Ignika
Ignika
5
Advent flair for spraying on
A great fragrance. One of my oldest rehearsals, empty for years, but still in memory, as if it had only been yesterday.

For a long time the (strong!) orange blossom dominates with cinnamon. There's a bit too much of that in it, sometimes it seems quite sharp, as the cinnamon (pure) does. In the beginning you can still hear some bergamot, but after a maximum of half an hour it goes down. The lily sometimes appears between orange blossom and cinnamon. If she comes from Florence I don't know, she can't ask very well; sample is already empty :s
Only few black pepper and juniper are to be smelled. I'm grateful for the pepper, it hardly fits in here. Vanilla (actually vanilla, not tonka, or vanillin or anything else) and amber form a nice, quiet base. The Vetiver also floats around on this level when it appears after a few hours. Pleasant, dry, woody. IF it finally comes to light what takes the endurance of the main actors.

1899 is a real feel-good fragrance. Never intrusive, beautiful, but present enough that you can hear the orange-cinnamon flair again and again without sniffing at your wrist. Durability is also convincing, sometimes even above average for me, mostly above the typical 6 to 7 hours.
Because of the association of orange-cinnamon with winter, I say boldly: Hemingway is for cold weather. For man and woman, young and old.
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Graank

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Graank
3
Extraordinary fragrance with addictive potential
I like to wear this scent in my spare time. It smells berry, but not too sweet, and at the same time fine, elegant, sexy and extravagant. It's never exaggerated, it's neat and natural. The fragrance lasts for about 6-8 hours - that's okay. Extremely similar to Spicebomb - but smells a lot more natural. I think it's a scent for a special audience.

I had a tester and always had to smell my hand. That was probably a good sign - two days later I got the scent in 120ml. But I have to say that he is very sweet - therefore he is too much for me on some days and also in the

Conclusion: Extraordinary fragrance - I love it. Enjoy the test.
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Smora

139 Reviews
Smora
Smora
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Familiar Feeling
From the Hemingway name I expected something tropical, some unexpected usage of mojito vibe and tobacco. All I got is one more Spicebomb. I have to admit 1899 is very nice, but already smelt.
The beginning is characterized with herbal notes and pepper, then followed flowery cinnamon. The base is ambery with nice vanilla. It's very attractive, modern, with very good performances and safe. For the name Hemingway stands for action, sweat, rum and ultimately blood.

Rating: 7.5/10
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OGBuysblind

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OGBuysblind
OGBuysblind
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One of HdP's Best...
This an excellent oriental that is easy to wear and keeps away from the typical pitfalls of so many in its genre. At no points is it heavy, overbearing, or excessively powdery. While it exudes a classy, quiet sophistication, 1899 is ultimately an amiable composition that avoids encumbering itself with an unnecessary sense of formality or ostentation.

It opens with a deftly balanced accord of juniper, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and iris. The juniper is sweet and airy and sort of hovers over the top of the other notes. The iris, of the plasticky, lipstick variety found in Dior Homme, plays the background and provides a solid compliment to the spiciness of the cinnamon and pepper. The first couple of hours are sweet, airy, lively, spicy, and even aromatic. There is nothing dense or plodding about 1899, nothing oppressive or dull. It is enlivened with a particular light vibrance owed to the skill of its perfumer, Gerald Ghislain. It's a great way to start things off, and the quality of this composition is evident right from the start.

The opening accord persists for some time, and as the middle stages develop, a soft vetiver emerges and the vanilla moves more toward the front of the composition. The vetiver adds depth and serves to temper some of the sweetness of the base notes (vanilla, amber). This is where the fragrance finally rests, in a comforting accord of vanilla, amber, iris and vetiver. A day-time comfort scent; lively and sweet; cozy, but not sleepy.

This has quickly become one of my favorite oriental fragrances. I find it so easy to wear at pretty much any time of the day. A lot of times, I find that rather than wearing orientals, orientals have a tendency to wear you if you're not careful. They can become oppressive, their opulence intrusive and overshadowing. That's never the case with 1899, and if you've been put off by orientals for the reason I just described, but like the idea of their basic structure and notes, this could be a great choice for you.

Longevity is very good, as I typically get anywhere from 8 to 10 hours. Projection is perfect, with about an arms length of radiance for the first 5 hours. Regarding gender, I would classify this as a masculine scent, leaning toward unisex.

In relation to Spicebomb, the sweetness of the opening accord is quite similar, and I understand why the comparisons have been made. I'll admit, it's the first thing that came to mind when I tried 1899. And both feature prominent cinnamon notes in their heart. But that's where the comparison ends. 1899 is altogether lighter, livelier, and stays on the side of florals and woods, whereas Spicebomb moves toward tobacco and leather. It also more sophisticated and well-composed than Spicebomb (which I've owned, and liked), in my opinion. They are really not that much alike in the end.

To summarize, 1899 Hemingway is a great offering from Histoires de Parfums that can be worn easily during the day or night. It features an excellent structure and balance of notes and may be the perfect fragrance for someone who likes their orientals on the lighter, more approachable side versus the denser, more formal.

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