Golly! It’s 20 scents more one never knew a man could wear!! The Perfumed Dandy’s Library Catalogue #6

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 now over 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 (this week Easter arrived and so the post has been delayed until now).

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

What follows is the sixth 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. Diesel Loverdose

“Anise, Anise… Oh with your heart so”… err… purple.

Apologies to Blondie.

Is this liqorice all sort a sweetie?

2. Jessica Simpson Fancy

Jessica’s Fancy Nights has been kicking around on The Hit Parade for so long it’s beginning to feel like a bit of the furniture.

Will the original join the flanker?

3. Givenchy Play For Her Intense

Interesting. A female flanker to a successful ‘pour homme’.

I have to say The Dandy doesn’t take much to the packaging on this one… I’m not the console sort.

Does this game merit the playing?

4. Avon Haiku

Avon perfumes are a mystery to The Dandy…

To be frank, Avon is something of a mystery to me.

I cant help thinking that in the normal course of affairs I’m more likely to meet a secret agent than and Avon lady.

Will your support change all of that?

I do rather like short Japanese verse…

5. The Body Shop Woody Sandalwood Perfume Oil

Goodness, do they still make this?

Only recently I was bemoaning the demise of The Body Shop‘s scent bar. Perhaps, unlikely as it would seem, this is the last survivor…

6. Prada L`Eau Ambree

Prada perfumes always seem to land The Dandy in hot water.

You see I am with one or two exceptions as yet unconvinced, finding them cool to the point of clinical.

Will this resinous patchouli change my mind?

7. Christian Lacroix C`est la Fete Patchouli

Another balmy patchouli, this time supposedly slightly darker…

Could this be the first Lacroix to cross The Dandy‘s path?

8. Amouage Lyric Woman

Cardamon, incense, rosethis sounds absolutely delightful.

Could anything go wrong?

9. Victoria`s Secret Bombshell

Can this really be as vulgar as its advertising?

10. Kate Moss Velvet Hour

Inexplicably, Ms Moss doesn’t look much like herself on the advertising for the perfume that bears her name…

Does she want to disassociate herself from this fragrance, or is it a discounters’ delight?

11. Caron Aimez – Moi

The Dandy is amazed that this perfume should have gone so unloved by you all…

Caron, Violets, Cardamon… surely everything is in place for an elegant scent for a gent?

12. Mirror Mirror Collection – Miroir des Voluptes Thierry Mugler

A beautiful flacon and an orange flower, oud and tobacco composition that has set The Dandy‘s mind a racing.

Another house I’ve never really gotten into bed with, as ’twere.

Will this smokey number prove to be my first romantic engagement with a Thierry?

13. Agent Provocateur Agent Provocateur

Despite being somewhat overlooked upon its release, this saucy number has won a devoted following for its powerful musky rose.

Will The Dandy be led astray by this seditious and seductive scent?

14. Potter and Moore Spiced Tuberose and Orchid

One The Dandy had for a long while without even realising it wasn’t meant for a gent.

A simple sort of scent, but could this cologne-like duoflore be the thing for Spring?

15. Versace Blonde

A veritable festival of white florals and animalics.

Could this be a perfume to ride on the wave of The Dandy’s new found favourite flower, the tuberose?

16. Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse

This wave of tuberose is turning into a tsunami!

Here we have a resinous variant, will it prove as pleasing to The Dandy’s nose as some of the others?

17. Mont Blanc Présence d’une femme

Belying its space age appearance, something of a house style at Mont Blanc, this reads like a classic wood and patchouli perfume with a little vanilla to complete the accord.

The question as ever with these simple scents is… how well is this one done?

18. L`Occitane en Provence Amber

Am I alone in having assumed that this handsome retro-styled bottle contained a unisex scent?

Is there anything about this amber that means that a man shouldn’t wear it?

More to the point is there any reason why anyone would want to spray this on?

19. DSQUARED² She Wood Velvet Forest Wood

The Dandy has never been very good at maths, perhaps that’s why he’s really not at all familiar with this brand.

Should I be tempted to try this coniferous green?

20. DSQUARED² She Wood Crystal Creek Wood

Eau no (sorry all) not water notes!!

Though he loves nothing betting than the actual stuff, water themed perfumes have never pleased The Dandy.

Is it possible that this violet-laden fragrance will change my mind?

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.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy

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10 responses to “Golly! It’s 20 scents more one never knew a man could wear!! The Perfumed Dandy’s Library Catalogue #6

  1. The only one of these that I can put in a good word for is L’Occitane Amber! I love that juice!

  2. TeenaLeena

    I nominate: Agent Provocateur

  3. Lilybelle

    I nominate the ones you want to wear: The Mugler, the Caron, the Amouage, and the L’Occitane Ambre (though isn’t it intended for both men and women? It’s a nice amber – says one who doesn’t like heavy ambers). And just to be irritating I also nominate Prada L’Eau Ambree.

    • Dear Lily
      Thank you for these. I am, of course, curious about them all… but I would not be human if I did not have my favourites!
      This Prada is spoken so highly of, perhaps it will be the one to change my mind…
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  4. If you can get a bottle of the L’Occitane Amber go for it! In Australia its discontinued 😦 its a delight!
    Must say – I do like the shape of the Avon bottle . Not a fan of their scents though .

  5. The one and only time I ever laid eyes on an Avon Lady was when I first saw “Edward Scissorhands” …

  6. Dear Mr Dandy,

    I have an Avon lady! actually I have two but they don’t know about each other, so please don’t tell… I find their fragrances are very hit and miss. They have made excellent fragrances in the past, but seem knee jerk happy to discontinue at a moment’s notice. I do find them all very samey, except for one or two exceptions. For example, Christopher Sheldrake created Avon cheapie “Percieve” and of course there is the LaCroix range which is pretty good too.

    Speaking of LaCroix, I reviewed C’est la Fete and found it very much like the lovely Rochas Tocade, but nothing original. I’d be very interested to hear what the Patchouli version smells like.

    As for the others, I love a good amber and I am with you on water notes. *shudder*. Interesting to hear there is a BodyShop perfume bar throwback in the mix! I shall be following the Dandy’s musings with great interest as ever.
    Your friend
    IScent

    • Dear Iscent
      Welcome back!
      I do hope you had a simply marvelous time on your travels.
      Now how on Earth did you get not one but two Avon ladies?
      I had heard that the company was rather prone to discontinuation, which sadly means that many of the suggestions coming forth might be almost impossible to track down…
      And The Body Shop Scent Bar… ahhh. To quote Joni Mitchell “You don’t know what you’ve got ’till it’s gone…”.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

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