Another 20 scents one never knew a man could wear!! The Perfumed Dandy’s Library Catalogue #4

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 almost 500 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 premise of our weekly peek inside the The Perfume Dandy’s Library Catalogue.

What follows is the fourth 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.

Allons-y!!

1. Karl Lagerfeld KL

An animalistic 80s spicebomb in packaging so redolent of that decade one can almost hear soft rock in the background.

Karl himself famously slimmed down and is still around so is there any room for this soft perm of a perfume in a modern man’s wardrobe?

2. Rochas Eau de Rochas

It reads just like a classic cologne with a steel rod of oakmoss inserted.

Could this citrus star be a spray on ‘splash’ with a bit of bite for the modern man about town?

3. Cacharel Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss

Amor Amor has more flankers than there are Kardashians (which The Dandy thought was a religious cult or a species of Star Trek aliens until recently).

Is there anything remarkable about this member of the family that should secure it a place on The Dandy’s skin?

4. Dior La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Granville

Coniferous and herbaceous, this would certainly seem to be a candidate for any gentleman’s fragrance wardrobe.

But is the upscale Dior simply special enough to be worth trying?

5. Versace Versace

Catch a falling star.

The Versace brand is obviously in decline, is there anything about this beautifully packaged 2007 offering that can help recapture the house’s glory days?

6. Diesel Diesel Fuel for Life Unlimited

A fantastic flacon. But once again the folks at Diesel seem to think that life is only worth living when fueled by licorice.

Is this anise aroma really worth a spray?

7. Thierry Mugler Alien Les Parfums de Cuir

Can this extra terrestrial jasmine be made more real by the addition of some amber and a little leather?

The Dandy does hope so as he would like to wholeheartedly like at least one Mugler scent.

8. Mancera Roses Vanille

A modern rosewater sweetened by, one hopes, a moderate amount of vanilla.

Is this a deliciously retro fragrance deserving of The Dandy’s attentions?

9. Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

Monsieur Lutens, a weekly incumbent on this list it seems, returns with a spicy, resinous it had been said heady mix.

Is The Dandy, with his not-so-sweet tooth, really up to a scent some describe as downright syrupy?

10. Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule

Serge’s second entry is a sublime sandalwood with a slightly gourmand edge so they say.

Are they right? Would you like The Dandy to find out?

11. Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau

Big tomato. Bigger blackcurrant bush.

Should The Dandy take a walk in this green and potentially pleasant garden?

12. Chopard Madness

A confession. The Dandy knows nothing of Chopard and is therefore at your mercy.

Please be gentle with me…

13. Chopard Casmir

Tenderness I implore you…

14. Chopard Wish

“You give a little love and it all comes back to you….”

15. Bvlgari BLV

Wisteria is a wonderful addition to any floral display. The Dandy is yet to be convinced of its success as a perfumed bloom.

Can this scent change The Dandy’s mind?

16. Lalique Encre Noire Pour Elle

Encre Noire itself is a workhorse vetiver that The Dandy has been known to put into occasional service.

Is this rose hued sister to the masculine stallion a worthy addition to his scented world?

17. Lalique Perles De Lalique

One more Lalique and one with quite the whitest packaging one has ever seen.

Does this dark peppery rose live up to the promise of its prominent patchouli?

18. Prada Prada Candy

Everything about this – the packaging, the notes, the name – has The Dandy running for cover… and yet one good commercial and he thinks again!

Is there more to this Candy than a saccharine flash in the pan and some stylish marketing?

19. Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte

Cristalle itself is one of The Dandy‘s dearest favourites. Green notes are also particularly suited to his palette…

So nothing can go wrong, no?

20. Chloe Eau de Fleurs Capucine

And finally… what I believe is our first entrant from Chloe.

Something of a surprise to The Dandy as this house seems to have become the very epitome of perfumed androgyny in recent years.

Is this emerald green really as beautiful a gem as it appears to be?

Now, 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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15 responses to “Another 20 scents one never knew a man could wear!! The Perfumed Dandy’s Library Catalogue #4

  1. brie

    curious how the cristalle eau verte compares to the original (which I wore in the late 70s-I don’t care for the reformulated version!)
    And would love to see what you think of Casmir- went to grad school with someone who bathed herself in it!

  2. L’Ombre! Because I rather fancy being a Big Tomato 😉

    • Oh V.
      You are a big tomato in my book!
      It’s much healthier than being a big cheese you know!
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

      • I was thinking of you and Mr. Lanier today and made a special stop at the Chanel counter and misted one wrist in Chance (great pink pepper and Jasmine on contact and has completely disappeared) and the other with Coco Mademoiselle (at first it smelled like honey and it’s mellowed into some kind of powdery amber)…
        What fun!
        V

      • Dearest V
        Two wrists testing is very much the way forward.
        Don’t forget that the reverse side can be used and the fold of the elbow – enabling the truly industrious (who don;t mind appearing a little odd) to six scents on the skin at once!!
        Hahaha – what fun.
        What did you think of the Mademoiselle?
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • I was tempted to do more, but I’m not much of a multi-tasker. Sniffing my wrist right now… Okay, remember I’m a neophyte, but after four hours the Mademoiselle smells like high end baby powder. It’s not unpleasant, it’s just not much of a “wow”. I’d rather smell like tea!
        xox,
        V

  3. Lilybelle

    I vote for Cristalle Eau Verte. I have that Versace fragrance, and it’s very pleasant. I’ve even received compliments on it. Prada Candy is a nice sort of candy, but you already did Brittney and I think you should be given a break. Another interesting line up! Whatever you wear, it’s always fun to read about it.

  4. Miss Misty

    I am voting for Lalique’s shiny cold pearls.

  5. I’ll try Granville by Christian Dior, since I’m a Dior “boy”.

  6. Azar

    KL is my choice. So spicy! I’ve stashed away plenty of this old stuff against the impending perfume apocalypse.

  7. rosestrang

    L’ombre dans L’eau because it suits this time of year

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