Eve Aromas: Four: Midnight Mass The Perfumed Dandy’s Twelve Days Before Christmas Part X


Carols, an incautious sermon from a novice priest preaching abstemiousness to a half-steaming congregation.

Choir boys up past bed time, maiden aunts and old soaks.

Those with little hope and no where to go.

United at a stroke just after midnight…


And if the church is high enough a censer may sweep past.

A vision in scent: you see a white building, it’s dark interior illuminated by the newborn.

We can all be like the boy here.

Happy Christmas.

Yours ever

The Pefumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy


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3 responses to “Eve Aromas: Four: Midnight Mass The Perfumed Dandy’s Twelve Days Before Christmas Part X

  1. Lilybelle

    The incense in our church last night was billowing thickly. I love the full-on Christmas Eve bells and smells. I can still smell frankincense this morning somehow. I would like try Incense ^^^ sometime. So many fragrances to discover in 2014. I’m becoming more interested in incense as a fragrance genre, and Comme des Garcons is a line I have yet to explore. Wishing you much joy and peace and happiness in the new year, Perfumed Dandy.

    • Dearest Lily
      What would the ceremony of Christmas be without ‘the bells and smells’!?!
      Now, if you’re after trying some incense scents in 2014, Comme des Garcons really is the line, it is to them as the Guerlainade is that house or the maron glace to Caron.
      Did you know more than 2,500 perfumes were released last year alone? With that level of new production our happy hunting need never end… now isn’t that a comforting fact.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

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