Orange Blossom, Egyptian Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose.
Incense, Vanilla, Cocoa, Benzoin, Patchouli, Cedar, Sandalwood.
It's always fun to run across a scent that is not only better than you expected, but also works for both genders. I believe 1826 is marketed toward the female persuasion and I find that erroneous.
1826 opens with a combination of pastel strokes compliments of incense, fruit and orange. The feel is soft but full of substance. Depending upon what site you search on, the accord listing is very different. As usually is the case, it all comes down to personal interpretation.
The heart doesn't transition in a conventional manner. It's seamless and quietly shifts by adding a subtle jasmine. This seems to work well and revives the now dissipating orange note. I have to focus in order to detect the jasmin, but it's there nonetheless. The opening and heart last approximately 20 minutes or longer before another, subtle change takes place.
Finally, a soft and powdery rose comes to life. It could be that it's been present earlier in the life of the scent, but after numerous wearings, I don't ever notice it until the base and drydown stages. The rose note seems to wait for a newly arriving woody oriental base and together, these merge with the incense-rose accord.
Thumbs up from Aromi for 1826 Eugenie de Montijo by Histoires de Parfums. A sample wear is recommended as always, but this sure gets my vote.