Histoires de Parfums

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The creatives, thinkers, and artisans of Histoires de Parfum are imaginative storytellers who seek to spread their tales through fragrances. We love that these artistic minds use both beloved and rare scents to express emotions that would be tangible in their stories. They’re governed entirely by inspiration and imagination, and each of their collections is a tribute to a different assortment of literature greats. Some of the collections that we love about Histoires de Parfum are historic, such as 176, 1873, 1826, 1804, 1828, 1740, and 1725. While others are based on the stories surrounding nature, such as Noir Patchouli, Blanc Violette, and Vert Pivoine. Their collections are ever-expanding, and there are dozens to choose from.

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The Author of Histoires de Parfums

Passionate and bursting with energetic ambition - Gérald Ghislain is an explorer, artist, listener, writer, perfumer, discoverer, reader, and so much more. His journeys and travels have taken him to exotic, far-away paradises, and he spares no expense when it comes to experiencing the luxurious that the world has to offer. However, when he is focusing on Histoires de Parfum, Gérald Ghislain transforms into The Author – a sensuous, impulsive, scent-loving creative with romance and adventure on his mind, and stories in his heart. Perfumery has always been a dream for him, and he takes his fragrances to new levels by imbuing them with thought-provoking personalities all their own.

We Admire Their Philosophies

Histoires de Parfum is romance, passion, and beauty incarnate. There are so many fragrances here that women and men could adore, and each aroma tells a different story – depending on the history of the collection and the collection name itself. With stories and a booming brand comes philosophies, and we admire the most noble, creative, and honorable of Histoires de Parfum. Their philosophies revolve around luxury and creativity. As books are written with emotions, these fragrances are written with the scents that The Author deemed the best and most expressive. Their highest regards are for their prospective customers, as they strive to use the best elements, materials, and tools to appease and please.

The Characters Collection

The Author is an intriguing storyteller, and he has divided his inspiration into either feminine or masculine characters. These are typically historical figures who have been profiled so the creatives of Histoires de Parfum can discover the scents that represent them the best. For example, within The Characters Collection, there are feminine characters conveyed in 1873 with Colette, 1876 with Mata Hari, and 1826 with Eugénie de Montijo (to name a few). Whereas, the masculine scents consist of (a few) of the following – 1725 for Casanova, 1828 for Jules Verne, and (our personal favorite) 1899 for amazing writer and poet, Ernest Hemingway.

The Cult Books Collection

We love The Cult Books Collection because The Author has taken Histoires de Parfum to another level, remembering a few of the better stories throughout literary history. For example – 1969 is an inviting, enveloping combination of sun-energized peaches and other fruits, with touches of rose petals, white flowers, and the richness of chocolate. This fragrance is the epitome of sensuous and carnal with a dash of pure passion, pleasure, and romance. Ambre 114 is a tribute to beautiful, voluptuous women of the Orient. Those who smell of orange blossoms, warm amber, vanilla, and subtle musk – who love the feel of rose and geranium petals on their soft cheeks.

The Edition Rare Collection

Histoires de Parfum strives to represent, express, and convey all aspects of storytelling throughout history, and this includes accounting for some of the most notable and notorious characters of all time. These characters are ones who have made the biggest impact – both positive and negative – with quotes that are forever remembered. The Edition Rare Collection focuses on these characters, specifically Julius Caesar – a man who upon his military conquest proclaimed, “VENI, VIDI, VICI!” Or “I came, I saw, I conquered!” Naturally, there are three scents – Veni, Vidi, and Vici – each smelling of triumph and victory with an intermingling of carnations, cinnamon, ambergris, vanilla, and lavender.
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