July 6, 2017
Gerald Ghislain of Histoires de Parfums
I have known Gerald Ghislain, the founder and Creative Director of Histoires de Parfums, since he created his first perfume line in 2008. I met him at the launch party for his collection of “scent tomes” at the much missed emporium of niche and indie perfumeryTakashimiya in New York City. Since Gerald has a strong culinary background, cocktails inspired by ingredients from many of the “library books” were served to the press and friends who attended. His fragrances at that time, a library really, were inspired mostly by well-known female and male historical characters and the number before their name signifies the year they were born.
Portrait of the Marquis de Sade by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo, 1760
Of all the characters he brought to life none was more infamous than the Marquis de Sade, born in 1740. An atheist, and a scandalous writer; the word “sadism” stems from his name.
Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet Quills (2000)
Histoires de Parfums' 1740 has a cult following; if you love sensual leather and patchouli fragrances, dark and boozy… be prepared to be enslaved. –Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Photo of Histoires de Parfums 1740 by Sebastian for CaFleureBon©
Thanks to EuroPerfumes the US distributor we have a 120ml bottle of 1740 for a registered CafleureBon reader and Looking Feeling Smelling Great subscriber in the USA (if you are not sure if you are registered click here (you must register on our site or your entry will be invalid. To be eligible please leave a comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube review, if you have a favorite Histoires de Parfums . Draw closes 7/10/ 2017. You can follow us @cafleurebon @lookfeelsmellgreat @histoiresdeparfums and official euro_perfumes on Instagram.