1969 - Parfum de Révolte

(2006)
1969 - Parfum de Révolte by Histoires de Parfums
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1969 - Parfum de Révolte is a perfume by Histoires de Parfums for women and men and was released in 2006. The scent is fruity-gourmand. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFruits, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Cardamom, Rose, White blossoms
Base Notes Base NotesCoffee, Patchouli, Chocolate, White musk

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (108 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (69 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (68 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (67 Ratings)
Submitted by Lobelia, last update on 10.12.2016
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Scent 8.0/10
2 Awards
Turning Point
I do not like prominent peach nor chocolate in perfume.
Also, I'm not very much a gourmand fan, nor a fruitchouli one.
But... jtd is right: here is a lesson to be learned.

This is a contemporary classic with a merry and defiant character: playful, sweet and spicy.
If only all revolutions were so beautifully balanced!
Bottle 5.0/10
Sillage 10.0/10
Longevity 10.0/10
Scent 10.0/10
1 Award
Sunshine Happiness In A Bottle
Bright, airy, fun and crisp. The blood orange(Fruit of the sun) hits you in the face. The initial spray is like cutting into an orange and it squirts you in the face-bam! It's an eye-opener. Now we're talking about a perfume that gets your attention. One that takes you out of your space and time. It's about time.
Coffee and cloves, yes, a bit disconcerting as you read the notes. Cardamom, chocolate, musk and patchouli too? It's all there. It seems like such a jumbled mix your head spins at first, but then it all comes together to a delightful happiness.
You're walking down an herbal path of gardens with the Partridge Family hiding in the flowering bushes singing their songs while Jimi and Janis are belting it out in your head. Yeah, this perfume is tripping you down the discordant path of 1969 and it's all Sunshine happiness. It lasts for hours on end and it's full-bottle worthy.
jtd
Greatly helpful Review    13 Awards
the present
As a decade, as a phenomenon, the 1960s has come to represent many things, from naiveté to revolution, but I assume in this case 1969 refers to the expansiveness that followed the 1967 Summer of Love.  You know, the hippy thing. ("Parfum de Révolte") To my nose, though, 1969 seems far more contemporary. It takes the fruity floral to school, demonstrating that even a genre as threadbare as the contemporary fruity floral can be beautiful and complex in the right hands.  Where the hoard of trashy fruitchoulis are glaring, as if highlighted by mercury vapor street lights, 1969 is professionally lit and ready for the camera. Hoard? What’s the collective noun for fruitchoulis? A host? A murder? A gaggle? A cast? Let’s appropriate the collective noun for the no-longer-used maidens. A rage of fruitchoulis.

1969 has a combination of softness, urgency and definition that gives a depth of tone that I would expect in a classic chypre but am startled by in a fruitchouli.  It balances intensity and austerity as a chypre would (think YSL’s Y) but still has a bit of that puppy energy of a fruitchouli. Quite sexy, really.
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Sillage 7.5/10
Longevity 7.5/10
Scent 5.0/10
Helpful Review    1 Award
Do Coffee and Cocoa and Cardamom Mix? That is the Question.
Histoires de Parfums 1969 offers a somewhat confusing cacophony of dried fruit, gourmand and floriental notes. Black coffee, cardamom and cocoa impart a decided darkness to the mix, but I don't find this composition as coherent as some of my favorite cardamom-patchouli perfumes (CHINATOWN and LEXINGTON AVE, to name a couple).

Coffee and cardamom are happily paired; coffee and cocoa are happily paired. I'm not sure, however, whether all three belong together in the same bottle—at least based on this result. I also find the fruits somewhat gunky in the drydown, rather like the residue at the bottom of an almost-empty jar of peach jam.

I do not want to overgeneralize here, but suffice it to say that this woman has no business smelling like the residue at the bottom of an almost empty jam jar. All in all, 1969 is one of my least favorite of the offerings of this house. Désolée.

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