The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today…… Ivoire de Balmain

As big as hair that’s been well and truly Dynasty styled.

A scent backcombed with aldehydes and lacquered with chamomile.

Oakmoss and other accords, some as cold as the war then raging, others hot like carnation pepper or silly spicy with nutmeg and apple pie cinnamon.

A complex creation so typical of the age that gave birth to it…

Can it still perform perfume pirouettes and astound with scented stag leaps through the air?

Following its selection by your good selves in yesterday’s snap vote, The Perfumed Dandy will now take a few days to deliberate and cogitate the merits and mischiefs of this fragrance fair or foul and will, in due course, provide his report on relations with the new discovery by means of a scented letter.

Another opportunity to place a new perfume on The Dandy‘s skin will arise with the next instalment of The Perfumed Dandy’s Hit Parade.

In the meantime if you would like to thrust forward a fragrance for future fame on The Hit Parade simply visit ‘Suggest and old scent or recommend a new one’ and leave your suggestion there.

Have an especially fragrant day.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy

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12 responses to “The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today…… Ivoire de Balmain

  1. Oh….yes…this will be fun. Look at that HAT! Did I ever tell you about the day I became Alexis Carrington?

  2. Dear Mr Dandy,

    Are you reviewing the old or the new? I’m afraid the old one started promisingly but ended up as dirty laundry. There was a whiff of bad hygiene in the base which I can assure you was not my fragrant self. I couldn’t help liking it though. The new one is totally different and makes me feel a bit sad for its dirty, mossy scandalous predecessor.

    Your friend
    IScent

    • Dearest Iscent
      It will be the old, as pictured, that will be the subject of the scented letter.
      Now, could the ancien perfume have fallen victim to your well known aversion to all things ‘skanky’?
      Of course, it’s not for The Dandy to say, but for some fragrant folks, to dismiss the vintage in this way might be regarded as heresy!
      *He chuckles*.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

      • Dear Mr Dandy,

        Despite it reminding me of laundry day at the coal face of the futility room, I do have a sneaking fondness for the old one. The green, mossy top notes are great, and I didn’t get those at all in the rather sanitised new version. Yes despite my skanky note aversion, I have a sneaking admiration for the skanks, in the way that I have for all brave rebels that don’t give a damn and bang their own drum.

        Your friend
        IScent

      • Dearest Iscent
        “The Futility Room” I adore it!
        Obviously I have no space for such chambers in my bijou metropolitan abode, but the name will now stick in my consciousness forever!
        So pleased to here that your heart is melting towards the ‘skanky’ we will make an amour of the animalics of you yet!
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • Well it worked with Iris. I raised so many eyebrows with my initial dislike but now I am the proud owner of a bottle of Prada Infusion D’Iris. Maybe you can make a skank of me yet! I know my good friend Lisa is trying her best!

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