It’s been several months since I ordered from Scentbird because I now have quite a fragrance collection. I used to be a signature scent kind of gal, but now I switch around. Frankly, I think sticking to one fragrance makes the scent last better and longer on me, but there are so many scents that have gotten my attention lately.
It’s a subscription service where you can order a purse spray sample that lasts about a month or so, choosing from a huge variety of prestige fragrances for women or men for $14.95. Each scent comes in a slim glass spray bottle that slips into an easy-to-carry metallic holder that now comes in a variety of colors.
Scentbird started as a monthly subscription, but now there’s more flexibility than ever. You can get a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Plus, you no longer have to subscribe: you can just order a sample when you want to. I’ve been a subscriber for about a year and a half, but I often suspend my subscription if there’s nothing I wish to try or if I’m feeling overwhelmed with perfumes.
When I was going through Scentbird’s extensive list of designer and prestige scents that are suggested for women who like spicy, oriental fragrances (Scentbird has a quiz that you can take to determine what kind of scents you might like), I discovered Histoire de Parfums 1969. I wasn’t familiar with this scent or this brand that develops perfumes inspired by specific years: 1969, 1899, 1825 etc. or themes: music halls, opera, books, or flowers: tuberose mixtures or types of gold. It’s quite an eclectic brand. I’d like to try out some more of their scents.
Histoires de Parfums 1969
1969 was a good suggestion for me because it’s an oriental, my preferred scent family. It’s actually considered a gourmand oriental that is appropriate for women or men. I often like gender-neutral scents. It’s described as warm and sensual. I would add that it’s a rather complex, somewhat heavy scent – though others have described the silage as moderate, so I won’t announce myself from afar when wearing it.
Here are the fragrance notes:
Top Note: Fruit of the sun, Peach.
Heart Note: Rose, White Flowers, Cardamom, Clove
Base Note: Patchouli, Chocolate, Coffee, White Musk
Histoires de Parfums created this scent concept by revisiting the mood and culture of 1969. However, it doesn’t smell like a hippie scent, and to me, the spiced peach is quite pronounced.
Here’s their take on the scent, 1969:
“The carnal sensuality of a voluptuous bunch of spices. In the trail of this oriental gourmand, mystery is tinted with eroticism that the mythical year of 1969 evokes without a blush…1969, an erotic year…this perfume represents the sexual revolution and evokes an intense sensuality, accentuated by white musk and intense chocolate.”
In 1969, I was wearing Heaven Scent and Love’s Baby Soft, but I think Histoire de Parfums 1969 is a great fragrance to represent that iconic and turbulent Age of Aquarius year.
I just received Histoires de Parfums 1969 yesterday so I haven’t had a lot of time to wear it, but I do like it so far. Because of the fruitiness and food notes, I think it can be worn even in the heat of summer especially at night. I’m a patchouli fan, so the dry down is particularly nice. I can’t comment yet about wear time because I have to wear a scent for several days in a row for it to “take” on my skin or mesh with my body chemistry. So I’ll be giving it a go and see if it suits me.
Histoires de Parfums 1969 comes in 0.5 fl oz., 2 fl oz., and 4 fl. oz. sizes. And the Scentbird sample is a special size that last a month if you wear it everyday – otherwise, it lasts much longer.
Take a look at the Scentbird website, if you haven’t already. It’s fun to take the quiz and see what Scentbird recommends for you to try. I have a Scentbird ad in the right sidebar if you’re interested. Also, Ebates works with Scentbird.
Does 1969 seem like a fragrance that you’d be interested in? What’s your go-to scent this summer?