Histoires de Parfums has been an independent stalwart within the industry since 2000. The same year Frederic Malle launched. Created by Gérald Ghislain as a fragrant library to evoke stories through scent just as you’d find in books, music and poetry. Exploring the collection, you discover perfumes inspired by legendary historical figures such as George Sand, Jules Verne and Mata Hari, and the years in which they lived. There’s even a dash of the surreal with the This Is Not a Blue Bottle series.
Aside from the fragrances he’s made himself, Ghislain has worked with some of the industry’s most exciting perfumers - Julien Rasquinet, Luca Maffei, Fanny Bal and Magali Senequier.
Veni is a wild ride, but it’s one that takes place within a comfortably upholstered seat. There is a tense tug-of-war taking place within its canvas of warm, ambery woods that begins with its suckerpunch of fiery cinnamon and carnation as they collide with the cool aromatics of cardamom and lavender to create a tense olfactory hiss like hot metal dipped into alchemical waters.
As it evolves, Veni continues this precarious tightrope walk balanced on a razor’s edge between the sweet lure of vanilla and toffee and the earthy abrasion of camphorous patchouli and the dry scorch of guaiac wood.
It might leave you a bit white-knuckled, but we promise you’ll enjoy every twist and turn.
- Cardamom,Cinnamon, Galbanum,Lavender <li
60ml / 2oz eau de parfum absolu.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Linalool, Geraniol, Eugenol, Coumarin, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Isoeugenol, Citral, Benzyl Alcohol
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