Two Men, Two Scents

THE HISTORY OF FRAGRANCE IN HINDSIGHT: “Birth year of a Parisian gentleman, named Donatien-Alphonse-François, which posterity remembers as the Marquis de Sade. For this man, whose licentious morals had him imprisoned many times, luxury rhymes with literature. The libertine writer would undoubtedly have enjoyed the audacity of this spiced wooded scent, an invitation to pleasure with its bergamot and Davana Sensualis hints, rounded with patchouli and everlasting flower.”….“This fragrance was inspired by Ulysses S. Grant. After a heroic performance in the Mexican-American War, Grant slipped into a depression and drank his way out of the army. He returned to Saint Louis, struggling to find his place in life. After a few failed attempts to make a living, including selling firewood on a corner, Grant spent time working in his family’s tannery until he joined the Union army in the American Civil War.”

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HouseHistoires de Parfums + Chatillon Lux
OriginFrance + USA
Fragrance1740 – Marquis de Sade + Unconditional Surrender
Year2000 + 2017
NoseGérald Ghislain + Shawn Maher
ConcentrationEDP + EDT
GenderU + M/U
SeasonFall/Winter (but may vary) + Winter (peak season)
Size/Cost60ml/$105 + 2oz/$60
SourceHistoires de Parfums / Chatillon Lux
SoundtrackOld Spice by Freddie Redd, 1961 + Amber by Amptek, 2020
Rating78% + 87%

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