Launched in 2001 by fragrance house Histoires de Parfums, 1804 was inspired by French writer George Sand and named for the year of her birth.
It opens with notes of lush Tahitian gardenia, fleshy Corsican peach, and bright, juicy Hawaiian pineapple – what a showstopper! Not the usual bergamot/citrus hit here. Beguiling indeed. It may sound sweet and fruity, but it’s not. Gardenia can be overpowering, but the peach contains it before it gets too big, while the citrus from the pineapple adds crispness.
At the heart, clove adds spicy warmth while floral, sweet, opulent jasmine links to jasmine-nuanced to give 1804 a white-floral vibe. Morrocan rose, sumptuous and rich, complements the white flowers perfectly. At the base, sandalwood adds a woody dimension, patchouli provides earthiness, and vanilla adds creaminess. White musk gives it an animalic facet - a slight ‘dirty’ note, almost like sweat, highlighting the soft pineapple that glows throughout the scent.
The drydown is creamy, rich and refined. 1804 will not only lift your spirits, it will never let you down.
Notes: Tahitian gardenia, Corsica peach, Hawaiian pineapple, clove, Indian jasmine, lily of the valley, Moroccan rose, sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin, vanilla, white musk