My Word! It’s been something of a while since we had a peek inside the perfumed pages of The Dandy‘s back catalogue… indeed, some of you may have thought this folio had slipped my mind entirely.
What am I taking about? Well, where to begin…
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 550 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 on a semi regular (as it’s turned out) basis.
Such is the premise of our today’s start the week peek inside the The Perfume Dandy’s Library Catalogue.
What follows is the ninth 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.
1. Calvin Klein Eternity
It seems to have been around forever… is it worth a try?
2. Elizabeth Taylor Black Pearls
We’ve had the White Diamonds could it be time for the jewel-loving Dame Liz’s Black Pearls?
3. La Prairie Midnight Rain
Heavens… what a flacon! Can the fragrance be as bold?
4. Marks and Spencer Opulence
Where we Brits go to buy our “pants”… but would one ever shop there for perfume?
5. Yves Saint Laurent Cinema
Can a scent really capture the magic of the silver screen?
6. Ted Lapidus Envol
Should The Dandy get ‘envol-ved’ with this? Apologies…
7. Ted Lapidus Vu par Ted Lapidus
I don’t have a “vu” on this yet! Should I get one? Apologies…. again…
8. Pierre Balmain Vent Vert
How come so little love for this green dream machine? It’s a wet grass wonder, no?
9. Rochas Mystere
Time for the Mystere-y to end? Okay… shoot me… put us all out of this punning misery!
10. Yves Rocher Yria
No pun. No comment. I know nothing of this perfume… honest.
11. Dolce&Gabbana D&G Anthology L`Amoureux 6
The Dandy has so enjoyed what he’s tried from this series he would be beside himself with joy to sample another. Ahem.
12. Reminiscence Eau de Patchouli
Is what’s inside more attractive than the bottle?
13. Yves Saint Laurent La Collection Nu
The Dandy’s reviewed the rather lovely original. Is this a remix that’s worth giving a spin?
14. Hermes Rouge Hermes
Another classic that we’ve overlooked to date?
15. The Different Company Rose Poivree
One must admit to being something of a sucker for a spicy rose… would this fit the bill?
16. Gucci Guilty
Everything about this fills me with a feeling of foreboding… am I right to be afraid?
17. Givenchy Les Parfums Mythiques – Eau de Givenchy
These re-created classics from Givenchy have impressed so far… is this a possibility or a case of vintage only?
18. Sisley Soir de Lune
Sisley are the guardians of one of The Dandy’s Holy Grails: the ever-wonderful Eau de Campagne. Could this be anywhere near as good?
19. Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Bel Respiro
Could a perfume named after Coco’s escape prove lucky for The Dandy?
20. Yves Saint Laurent Paris
We will always have Paris, but would we want to smell of it?
So there we have it.
Quite a mixed bag of fortunes, some old, some new, some classic… a few to make me blue.
Now it’s over to you!!
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 above simply visit ‘Suggest a new scent or recommend an old one’ to put the name forward.
The Perfumed Dandy.