1828 (Jules Verne) by Histoires de Parfums is a scent that when I first put it on, I knew I was going to love. Today was going to be a pretty spring day so I wanted to try something light. In looking at the composition, I thought this would be a perfect fit. The top notes are fantastic; citrus, grapefruit, eucalyptus…the perfect refreshing mix to get the day started. Nothing like a good zesty opening to put a spring in your step! After a bit, the citrus dissipated and out came a woody and peppery mix; still zesty, but the scent started moving into a more piney embodiment. I still was in awe. OK, sometimes, good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, 1828 moved into a direction in the end that didn’t agree with me. In the end, this fragrance just became sharp. Still woody, still piney, but something else left the scent, some bit of warmth, and it just became a bit annoying. I found this sharp and biting quality driving me to a headache. Can I just have the top notes back please??
From the Histories de Parfums website:
Top Note: Grapefruit, Citrus, Tangerine, Eucalyptus
Heart Note: Nutmeg, Pepper
Base Note: Cedar, Incense, Vetiver, Pine cone
- Bone Rating: 2 out of 5 possible bones
- Classification: Masculine
- Expense: $125 for 2 oz., EDP
March 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm
2 out of 5 because of the dry down? Damn that must have been a bummer 😦
Keep working with it, drydowns are often forgiveable.
I just reviewed Iris Silver Mist and the drydown has bummed me out of that (I didn’t include that in my review though as I didn’t realise then, was in awe of the top)
Also sometimes you love scents just for the top. My Comme des Garcons EDP 2011 drys down to quick and isn’t as interesting as the start but I just crave that opening so much!
I was waiting for you to review more of these 🙂 Love reading people’s new reviews as summer approaches!
March 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm
I think the 2 originated from the headache that derived from the drydown. If that hadn’t occurred I might have been a bit more forgiving 🙂 But that opening….yummy!