The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


1828 by Histoires de Parfums

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