Careering through the celebrations and commemorations as we do in this part of the world at this time of year we arrive at what is commonly known as ‘Bonfire Night’.
In remembrance of a failed plot to explode our (still extant and still unelected) House of Lords in 1605, great conflagrations are set alight across the land, effigies of the chief conspirator, Guy Fawkes are burnt atop the flames, and fireworks in their thousands are sent soaring into the usually cold and damp skies.
Before setting off to catch a display or two from up a local hill The Dandy shares a few scent associations with this strangest of British festive nights….
From fireworks and in to remember plots past.
2. Wood (ready for the flames)
Though one concedes this would be an event where they were burning artists’ pencils en masse.
If only the ketchup for the inevitable hotdogs smelt as supreme as this scent.
4. Coca Cola
What else to wash the treason down with?
5. Afterwards (woodsmoke)
When everything has settled down and the whizzbangs are over.
Have an exuberantly explosive evening!
The Perfumed Dandy.