Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Monday, February 20, 2012

Histoires de Parfums 1826 Eugenie de Montijo

Corsican Peach, Strawberry, Tahitian Coconut.
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.

On my skin, the incense is apparent immediately. It's a soft version and blends well with the demure peach and orange. The blossom is tuned to low pitch and relinquishes just enough of a sweet essence to  create a very enjoyable opening. It never oversteps this barrier.

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.

This finishing touch for 1826 is not only a great, end game strategy because of the comfort factor, but it smells excellent as well. It's not loud, but retains a full bodied quality. The sillage is very acceptable and longevity is 5-6 hours with a few sprays.

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.


  1. Wonderful review Aromi. 1826 is one of my most beloved fragrances. I would like to talk about it, but my english is not good enough.

    As I could not choose between this one and Moulin Rouge, I have purchased both. I am glad that they have the half bottles. It was Christmas-time and to each perfume I have got a 14 ml. as a gift and 2x 6 samples. This house is really great. The only disappointment was Noir Patchouli. Not because I don't like patch..I am addicted to patch, though Noir Patchouli did not work for me at all.

  2. Hi Nil. Thank you and yes, it is a good fragrance. Histoires de Parfums is an interesting house and I am looking forward to trying them all. :)