Spotlight on…histoires de parfums
Diving deep into the world of French niche perfume brand Histoires de Parfums – we are taken through different decades and introduced to different characters of the literary world. From the incredible imagination of Gerald Ghislain, Histoires de Parfums is an olfactive library telling stories of famous characters, writers, poets and times throughout history.
His stories are to be told with scent, read on the skin – Gerald wants to evoke stories through scent, bringing characters throughout history back to life.
Some of our favourites here at Lore include –
1804 inspired by George Sand
George Sand – the androgynous pen name of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin. A thoroughly modern woman, beyond her time, a French novelist and woman known for her many romantic pursuits. This fragrance pays homage with a spicy exotic blend. Pineapple meets Nutmeg and Clove with an earthy, rich base. This perfume takes you to tropical rendezvous, sensual bare skin in a playful paradise.
1828 inspired by Jules Verne
A fragrance created for the adventurer, inspired by Verne’s novels of discovery. Like a ship taking off on an exciting voyage this scent starts out fresh like the ocean breeze, then moves to aromatic like the wild terrain of yet to be discovered lands and settles on earthy notes like the ultimate treasure chest filled with exotic spices.
1899 inspired by Ernest Hemmingway
This scent tells a tale of Hemmingway mixed with the radiance of Paris in 1899. The turn of the century in the romantic City of Lights, as night begins to fall and champagne begins to flow. A seductive scent that captures the smoke filled air of celebration and the soft smooth elegance of seduction.
1969 inspired by the year in history
The iconic year of the sexual revolution; free love and erotic decadence. This fragrance is playful whilst also sensual, smelling like something you’d want to taste. Imagine hot summer nights – the scent of tropical fruits, the richness of coffee and chocolate, a hint of white flowers and a deep sexy spicy base.