1740 Marquis de Sade

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Histoires de Parfums


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1740 is the birth date of Donatien-Alphonse-Franois de Sade, whom history remembers as the infamous Marquis de Sade. Sade's abandonment and fierce fervour for his untameable peccadilloes had him incarcerated for 32 years of his 74 years. Driven by an insatiable thirst for particular pleasures and being impervious to scandal, there was no stopping him in his quest for satisfaction. In the same way that his vignettes and tableaux played out differently with each partner(s) so Histoires de Parfums 1740 may smell differently on each skin, each to his own, one might say. This unique quality is due to the properties of its ingredient Danava Oil, a precious and highly valued element by perfumers for the very reason that it does not smell the same on different people. Birch whips this fragrance on a base of firm Leather and rich Elemi. 

Fragrance Facts

Head Notes: Bergamot
Heart Notes: Cardamom, Coriander, Patchouli
Base Notes: Leather, Vanilla, Virginia Cedar, Birch, Immortelle

Perfumer: Gerald Ghislain
Conception: Paris, France
Year of Release: 2000

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An olfactive library that is telling stories about famous characters, raw materials and mythical years.

Histoires de Parfums’ perfumes perpetuate the French perfumery know-how, which features are luxury, nobility and creativity. Histoires de Parfums maintains the highest qualitative standards in the choice of the raw materials as well as in the choice of the bottles, packaging and communication tools.

Gérald Ghislain

Gérald Ghislain wrote his own story with the frantic rhythm of a passionate jack of all trades. An epicurean, he tastes all of life’s savors, sprinkling his daily life with refined luxury. He gives his all to his projects. Insatiable wonderer, he listens, reads and discovers, drawing inspiration from his trips and encounters. Gerald is impulsive and fully committed to his projects.
Perfumery is an old dream of his. Following a solid training at ISIPCA, Gerald founded Histoires de Parfums in 2000 and created a collection of twelve rare and delicate perfumes: these perfumes like him are rich in temperament and so, so romantic!


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