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Gérald Ghislain’s Histoires de Parfums—self-described as an olfactive library telling stories about famous characters, raw materials and mythical years—has sought inspiration from a fascinating array of disparate literary personages ranging from Casanova and the Marquis de Sade to George Sand and Ernest Hemmingway.   Squarely in the middle of this is my favorite offering from this range, 1828, which celebrates the year…

For the fourth and final installment of in my Iris Quest (see Parts I, II, and III here), I’m focusing on all the iris fragrances that I (a) either forgot to include the first time round, (b) features iris not as the main player but as one important element in a larger whole – iris as part of an incense, woody, or oriental composition,…

FragranceDaily’s own Claire Vukcevic and Ana Maria Andreiu have written eloquently about 1740 Marquis de Sade by Histoires de Parfums. Today I offer my own perspective: Marquis de Sade is an interesting muse for this fragrance. In true French style, Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, was a writer that mixed philosophy with pornography. A particularly shady and licentious fellow,…

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