Rose, Iris, Violet, Cumin, Cinnamon, Clove
Sandalwood, Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, Musk, Vanilla
Histoires de Parfums – Characters – 1876 -Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, daughter of a Dutch father and a Javanese mother, is born in the Netherlands in 1876. From this exotic heritage, she will take her name as a dancer and courtesan: Mata Hari meaning “Eye of the Day” in Malay. The charm works for this famous spy, whose captivating beauty and love of adventure will give her an extraordinary fate. 1876 honors Mata Hari in all her facets.
1876 is a wildly dry, spicy rose perfume with a musky cumin note that adds the suggestion of heated female flesh. It features a wonderful sandalwood in the base, a handsome brown-red woody dust that forms the perfect bedrock for the thrillingly sensual roses, herbs, and spices. Animalic, spicy, and woody, this is a rose fragrance that men can easily carry off. It has a beautifully dandified tone to it.