20 scents one never knew a man could wear!! The Perfumed Dandy’s Library Catalogue #1

Has The Perfumed Dandy mentioned that since starting out on his amazing adventure in the Wicked Wild West that is the World of Women’s Perfume he has amassed from dear readers an astonishing array of 400 suggestions of once forbidden ‘female fragrances’ that you consider fit for a gentleman to wear?

Well, The Dandy has most certainly mentioned it now!

Being ever one to share both the love and the wisdom, I have taken it upon myself to spread cognisance of these suggested scents far and wide each Saturday.

Such is the premmise of our weekly peek inside the The Perfume Dandy’s Library Catalogue.

What follows is the first installment of ’20 scents one never knew a man could wear’ that may tickle either your fancy or your funny bone…

If you would like to further the cause of one of the fragrances, getting it a step closer to the dizzying heights of The Perfumed Dandy’s Hit Parade kindly respondez-vous to this post.

Alternatively if you believe you have the perfect perfume for The Dandy but can’t see it listed below simply visit ‘Suggest a new scent or recommend an old one’ to put the name forward.

Chocks away!!

1. Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger

Quite surprisingly, there has been remarkably little love for Monsieur Lutens’ lovelies thus far. A whole clutch have been recommended, but only two have ever made The Hit Parade and a solitary scent has got next to The Dandy‘s skin

2. Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille

Though not normally a devotee of things vanilla, The Dandy adored Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant and has heard this bears something of a similarity. Could this be one to change M. Lutens’ luck? Lend it your support if you believe so!

3. Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 1 Capricieuse

Tuberose is much to The Dandy‘s liking and he is constantly amazed that it should be considered off limits for gentlmen. Is this a fragrance that can trespass across the gender lines?

4. Histoires de Parfums 1969 Parfum de Revolte

This house of history is not one The Dandy has visited recently, but he’s always been one for the past, only your support can make him return in the near future.

One has so many memories of the smell of Paris in ’68, but they are not for publication I fear!!

5. Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge

En fin, a dash of red – what else? The City of Light, the Moulin Rouge, the year of the invention of modern perfume – the year of Jicky.

But does this scent cross the barrier between the sexes as effectively as Guerlain’s great? You decide!

6. Sonoma Scent Studio Voile de Violette

Ah, the violet. Vile though it is to some, it sings of the Spring to The Dandy. Will it sing to you too my dear correspondents?

7. Sonoma Scent Studio Vintage Rose

A true rose? Perhaps the influence of St Valentine has not yet faded. But should this niche fragrance hold a place in The Dandy‘s heart?

8. Etat Libre d`Orange Jasmin et Cigarette

What an intriguing name. One which conjures scentual reminiscences of some of The Dandy‘s most favourite power femmes. Is it so?

9. The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit

More jasmine and this time with something of the night about it. The Dandy is intrigued mes cheries but are you?

10. Parfums de Nicolaï Vanille Tonka

A perfume that invariably receives a whole lot of love on many a perfumed page. But do you share an admiration for this spicy delight sufficient for The Dandy to be sacrificed to it?

11. Amouage Dia pour Femme

Eau Dia… or Oh My Dia!! (eyebrow saucily raised). Please advice on the desirability of this dear.

12. Tom Ford Santal Blush

Would this cause The Dandy to colour if he wore it in public or is it an embarrassment of riches?

13. Guerlain Sous le Vent

I say!! The Dandy‘s always had an eye for the blondes. But would she be my type?

14. Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose

More roses, but which one is fit for The Dandy. I do so fancy myself in M. Malle’s Portrait of Lady though.

15. Frederic Malle Une Rose

Is this the single most appealing rose as the name would have us believe? Or just any other bloom?

16. Creed Jasmal

Not only has no scent from this feted fragrance maker made it next to The Dandy‘s skin during his experiment, but none has ever even graced The Hit Parade. Will Jasmal change this?

17. Stella McCartney Stella

Not only is The Dandy‘s prose purple on occasion but his clothes are too. Could our Stella form the perfect match in more ways than one?

18. Parfum d`Empire 3 Fleurs

Certainly an imperious perfume in appearance, would it go down royally as part of The Dandy‘s day-to-day wear?

19. Creed Love in Black

A second and very striking (almost empire striking back) entrant from Creed. But is it good enough to make the cut?

20. By Kilian Love by Kilian

Oh, how appropriate that we should end with some Love By Kilian. But is it loved by you?

My goodness a clutch of certain houses, a lot of roses and quite a bit of love this week – who’d think St Valentine’s Day had just passed by!!

I know I’m repeating myself but… If you would like to further the cause of one of the fragrances, getting it a step closer the dizzying heights of The Perfumed Dandy’s Hit Parade kindly respondez-vous to this post.

Alternatively if you believe you have the perfect perfume for The Dandy but can’t see it listed below simply visit ‘Suggest a new scent or recommend an old one’ to put the name forward.

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17 responses to “20 scents one never knew a man could wear!! The Perfumed Dandy’s Library Catalogue #1

  1. Oh, How I love those Histoires de Parfums, especially 1969 and 1889 you mentioned. Still my fave from the house is 1725 Casanova, but those are great too!

  2. funnyboy

    I aaaaam not familiar with many of these niche scents,some sound wonderful,others could be hit and miss.Personally I have tried Jasmine and Cigarettes.It was a very literal description of the fragrance .I had to scrub it off as i have no desire to smell like an old ashtray and stale jasmine!

    The one which intrigues me most is the perfumes d’empire.It could be deliciously delicate or old lady strong.Cant wait!!

    • Good day to you Dear Funnyboy
      Yes indeed, we are rather niche heavy, purely coincidence I assure you, when we next glimpse into the catalogue I am sure there will be diverse delicacies on offer.
      Now the Dandy has been known to rather like a feint ashtray odour – well, to be true more the scent of an elegant Parisian tabac, but blank jasmine I do find a little difficult. However, that is all part of the challenge and if so commanded that’s where I will set my course.
      The ‘perfumes of empire’ do indeed seem to be gathering in some support so I guess we may be heading in that direction soon.
      As always, a pleasure.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  3. Lilybelle

    So hard to decide. What a lovely line up of lovelies. I think I’d like you to wear the SSS violet scent. I’m interested in exploring that line. On second thought, I think Sous le Vent. If you look for an elephant in Un Bois Vanille you will be disappointed.

  4. I’d love to hear about how Moulin Rouge or Lipstick Rose works out on a man! Of all those scents, those two are the ones I found hardest to imagine how they’ll wear.

    • Dear Sigrun
      I can’t help feeling that I might agree with you. Lipstick Rose I am aware of… perhaps it would be different on the skin. Moulin Rouge I know not at all, but the notes… they are high brow raising to say the least.
      But that is all part of the adventure, no?
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  5. “Hey Stella!” yeah she gets my vote.

  6. Histoire’s Tuberose 1’s surname is most apt, as I find it to be an outstanding suede-iris-dusty cocoa scent. It is perhaps the platonic ideal that sits in the ether and causes me to be disappointed every time I wear an iteration of Dior Homme. Would love your take on it.

  7. Oooh, the intrigue, not to mention promise of jasmine in the night . . .

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