Much like everything that defines our personal style, we like to have a point of difference, to be able to tell a tale about what we’re wearing. Parisian label Histoires de Parfums is founded on this premise, describing itself as a “library of scents telling tales about famous characters, raw materials and mythical years”. It is a Maison of olfaction governed by no rules other than inspiration, and it is also the brand behind our favourite fragrance of the moment, 1969.
Telling the story of that year in olfactive notes, 1969 is a wild, erotic ride. Harnessing an array of oriental spices with notes of peach, chocolate, coffee and white musk, the warm, unisex and utterly complex cologne is the sort that announces the wearer’s presence to a crowd. Unsurprisingly, it is carnal sensuality that defines this scent (it is, after all, named for a year remembered for the sexual revolution). Intense and entirely sophisticated, trust us when we say it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Histoires de Parfums’ 1969 is available from the connoisseurs of olfaction at WORLD.