Night throws its mask over Paris, the City of Light radiating from the splendor of freedom. In the streets, artists and writers capture the games of love and seduction in their modern languages. Champagne flows over crystal pyramids, and the very first jazz bands make the cafe walls tremble. A twirling Vanilla vanishes while playing hide-and-seek with vigorous Vetiver. There is not a second to lose in moments such as these; everything is possible. The night belongs to those who know how to live it.
1899 Ernest Hemingway fragrance notes
- italian bergamot, juniper, black pepper
- orange blossom, florentine iris, cinnamon
- vanilla, vetiver, amber
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Latest Reviews of 1899 Ernest Hemingway
I have nothing against this, but to be in the situation someones compliments you on this with "uuu you're wearing Spicebomb, that's nice", and you give them the "nah huh, you never heard of HdP?". I mean, Spicebomb is a good fragrance for that type of fragrance, even reformulated it's not "mutilated". I'm not implying here that people shouldn't like or buy HdP 1899, but buying it solely for the reason it's HdP and not a "designer" is kind of...I don't know, maybe "insipid" is too harsh term.
All that being said, I can't vote negative or neutral because it's a damn well made clone, but I have to repeat - a clone!
Overall impression 7/10
The opening entails a spicy, assertive scent which is quite masculine in character. As the pepper and juniper fade away in the middle, the cinnamon's sweetness is no longer tamed, and the true, gourmand that this fragrance becomes exemplifies the idea of a comfort scent. The middle notes are so feminine. The base is a soft linger of vanillary cinnamon that promises never fade to away. Best suited for night but fine for day as well. It is friendly enough to be worn in an office especially since a offices are of milder temperatures and you may stand out from the freshies.
It's still a second place to PdM Herod (or how I remember it - it's been a while since my decant ran out) but it's certainly a worthy lighter alternative.