Histoires de Parfums 1740 is a truly unflinching scent for the modern hedonist. A scent of scandalous liberties, leather, davana, cistus labdanum and patchouli unveil the depth of their woodsy notes to evoke a charismatic nature with an intoxicating sense of seduction. Made in France.
Editor's Notes: Not for the faint of heart, but truly a rewarding wear, 1740 is an enrapturing piece of libertine perfumery, given its name from the birth year of the original sadist, Marquis de Sade. 1740 is dark, intense, and mysterious - with a transient sense of bitterness that quickly moves into a pleasurable combination of spiced leather. There's something chaste about 1740, in the way it perpetuates its earthy hues without immediate contrast. It explores the paradox of constraint, constrained by never revealing contrast, but liberated to explore the absolutely dark depths of wood and leather notes. This is a confident fragrance, distinctive and bold. A perfect leather.