Category Archives: Histoires de Parfums

Show Time – Review: Histoires de Parfums Olympia, Music Hall

By Tara L’Olympia Music Hall in Paris was founded in 1888 by the same gentleman – Joseph Oller – who created the Moulin Rouge (which also inspired a fragrance by Histoires de Parfums reviewed here). The legendary theatre put on … Continue reading

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What Would Casanova Wear? – Review: Histoires de Parfums 1725 Casanova

1725 Casanova is part of the masculine side of the Histoires de Parfums line up, but since I had great success with another masculine offering – 1740 Marquis de Sade – the gender assignment barely registers. And by the way, … Continue reading

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The Prince Of Amber And His Favorite – Review: Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114

By rights this should have been the first Histoires de Parfums scent I should have tried, I have a certain reputation to live up to after all. But for very practical reasons, testing was postponed. My dear son, Niki, the … Continue reading

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Super-Scrubbers! – What Didn’t Agree With Me Recently (Mini-Reviews)

Here are three perfumes I tested in the past few weeks and couldn’t love at all . Sometimes there is no other solution than to scrub (and scrub and scrub, because did you ever try to get rid of a Tauer?)… … Continue reading

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Day And Night – Review: Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli and Vert Pivoine

The two perfumes I will review today, Vert Pivoine and Noir Patchouli couldn’t be farther from one another in theme and feel. Like day and night would be a good comparison. Nonetheless I wanted to put them together. It started … Continue reading

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Perfumes And Movies – A Blogging Project

When I was asked to participate in this blogging project with Eyeliner on a Cat, Persolaise and Fragrant Moments, I thought that it would be easy to match perfumes to actresses. Boy, was I wrong! I had a very hard … Continue reading

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Soft Focus – Review: Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette

Falling in love with something (or someone at that) can come as a total surprise. Blanc Violette was chosen for trial for the sole reason that is has a name I am able to remember easily within the number-centric canon … Continue reading

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When The Show Is Finally Over – Review: Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge

I knew of Histoires de Parfums of course, I even liked one of their perfumes very much – 1740 Marquis de Sade – but other than that I did not seek them out. The embarrassing truth, and I know I … Continue reading

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Darkness – Review: Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade

Everybody who reads this blog now and then probably knows by now that I am a bit (okay, a lot) infatuated with Frapin 1697. This perfume features davana, a herb that is not often used in perfumes, but when I find it, … Continue reading

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