Histoires de Parfums Veni, Vidi, Vici ~ new fragrances

Histoires de Parfums Veni, Vidi, Vici fragrances

French niche line Histoires de Parfums has launched a new unisex fragrance trio in the Edition Rare range: Veni, Vidi, Vici.

After having been crowned for a triumphant military conquest, Julius Caesar stood before the Roman senate and declared his victorious phrase “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” The echoes of those ancient battlefields have long since been silenced, but the expression continues to resonate. «Veni, Vidi, Vici» epitomizes the excellence of success, a merited victory with an inherent sense of boldness, knowledge and achievement...

Veni ~ "Like the early explorers who ventured beyond the borders of the known world, VENI offers an olfactory adventure worthy of the Odyssey. Journeying from a familiar bow of Lavender, the Cardamom must contend with a groundswell of Ambergris and strong gusts of Galbanum before landing on a pristine beach of Cinnamon. It then enters a dense forest of Guaiacwood, only to discover a bed of Carnations that hold subtle scents of Saffron, Vanilla and Patchouli. A journey worthy of the ancient epic heroes..." Additional notes include toffee, musk and oakmoss.

Vidi ~ "In an effort to understand the rules governing nature, VIDI blends a subtle mix of Cardamom with hints of Ozonic scents. Then Saffron and Rose, driven by forces of love and hate, come together in powerful marriage that intoxicates the spirit and forces it to rest on an altar where sweet Ambergris scents are serenaded by the sensual fragrance of a pure immortal stream. This perfume resonates somewhere between reason and passion with the intensity of Cardamom embracing and enchanting the spirit." Additional notes include plastic rose, cyclamen, water effects, saffron, immortal, musk, vanilla and white wood.

Vici ~ "VICI plunges into the heart of a real battle of the senses. After a first attack where powerful essences of Cardamom, Angelic root and Galbanum alternately prove themselves, a truce of Incense liberates Iris’ wonderful glow. Then the complexity of pure Osmathus interrupts this truce, and a second assault led by the fortified aromas of Musk and Patchouli leave us defenseless. Fortunately, however, the delicate scents of Vanilla and Raspberry come together on a soft bed of Cedar for a welcome pause. Exuding courage and bravery, this perfume is fitting for the most experienced warriors." Additional notes include pink peppercorns, basil, aldehyde, lavender and celery seed.

Histoires de Parfums Veni, Vidi, Vici are available in 60 ml Eau de Parfum, $175.

(via histoiresdeparfums)

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  1. sayitisntso says:

    They lost me at ‘pristine beach of Cinnamon’. Who writes this stuff and what were they on when they did it????

    • pigoletto says:

      You need to keep reading – there’s Saffron and Rose in dire need of a marriage counselor, a Musk assault and some Vanilla and Raspberry getting it on some Cedar.

      • Aparatchick says:

        Like the opposite of a medieval English morality play: instead of Beauty, Knowledge, and Good Deeds, we get Cardamom, Saffron, and Osmanthus!

      • olenska says:

        Oh my god, this recap made my night.

    • Robin says:

      It’s all pretty puzzling. I admit I hardly notice ad copy anymore, but even I was brought up short by trying to imagine how cardamom + ozone would help one understand the rules of nature.

  2. Rappleyea says:

    As a former Latin student, I have to appreciate the names. However, this is some serious Prix Eau Faux material! :-D

  3. Rictor07 says:

    These sound sniff worthy to me. The price tag is the only thing that has kept me from making an HdP purchase before. The gold bottles of this set look cheap compared to their usual ones.

    • Robin says:

      They’re really not cheap, are they? I do like the brand but don’t own any.

  4. Lys says:

    So funny that Cardamom is going on the journey of Odysseus – I’d think that between Circe, the Sirens and that poor dog waiting back at home, Veni might also smell like pigs, brine, bilge and excrement. Also not sure what Homer has to do with Julius Caesar.

    If HdP would invest in some higher-quality musks their scents would be more heroic.

  5. mals86 says:

    Have not loved a single HdP scent yet, but I’m intrigued by Vidi, despite that royal-purpose prose. We’ll see, I suppose.

  6. brianplace says:

    I’m a big fan of HdP – but their prices are a bit high and their ad copy is insane.

    still, these are probably worth seeking out. I do own exactly one HdP (after months of testing ambers): Ambre 114. It’s spectacular.

  7. lucasai says:

    I’m really looking forward to trying this new Histoires de Parfums trio. After buying a 120ml bottle of their 1725 Casanova I’m already planning to buy Rosam sometime else.
    These three sound like there might be at least one winner for me.

  8. Emily says:

    I kind of want to start a band called Truce of Incense.

    • Aparatchick says:

      And “Groundswell of Ambergris” will be the name of my romance novel. ;-)

      • ggperfume says:

        Omg, that’s perfect.

      • Emily says:

        Oooh, would there be a scratch-‘n’-sniff version?

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    • olenska says:

      I normally would have no interest in videogaming, but the moment they launch a Wii game in which “Cardamom, Angelic root and Galbanum alternately prove themselves”, I am SO IN.

  9. Sujaan says:

    What does a plastic rose smell like? It’s gotta be plastic, right?

    • songeuse says:

      I was wondering what that meant too…

  10. APassionateJourney says:

    Ohhhh! I like those bottles and boxes. Are these available in any stores for a sniff, Robin??

    • Robin says:

      So far as I know, they are not in the US yet.

  11. sinnerman says:

    I love this brand ! Their fumes are outstanding. I own 2 and yes they are really pricey but the are worth every penny ! These sound really good . Excited

  12. JolieFleurs says:

    I often feel assaulted by musk and patchouli myself, but I am not sure raspberry,. vanilla and cedar would be of any use in arresting said assault. Au contraire.

  13. Dusan says:

    Dear god.

  14. rendangboy says:

    What I want to know is, how do those “additional notes” feel about being left out of all that torrid drama and swashbuckling action?

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