Perfume Review: Histoires de Parfums 1804 George Sand
A pineapple perfume is a rarity. A non-syrupy, grown-up, complex and wearable pineapple perfume is more precious than rubies. Up untill know I knew of four (Marina de Bourbon, Bahiana, Colony, Ananas Fizz). Somehow I did not expect to find the fifth favorite in a scent inspired by George Sand...although, if you accept Histores de Parfums' description of her as of a "woman who knew how to live to the fullest", the sinfully honeyed fruitiness of the composition in general and the presence of the juice-oozing, ripe pineapple in particular begin to make sense.
On my skin, pineapple in 1804 reigns supreme, overwhelming even tiare, which is ordinarily not a shy little blossom and rather hard to tame. I don't smell much peach, although I suppose its presence adds juiciness to the very realistic pineapple note. The beginning of 1804 is the smell of a freshly-cut ripe pineapple. The heart, with a touch of piquancy from clove and nutmeg, makes me think of some exotic sweet-n-spicy pineapple jam. The luscious ananas keeps going strong even in the drydown, keeping its sunny, tropical own against the nocturnal, brooding note of patchouli. Here in the base, pineapple is sweetened further by vanilla, which makes the already mouthwatering fragrance almost unbearably delicious.
A completely unexpected new summer favorite of mine, it is available at shopmiomia.com, $115.00 for 4 oz.