Pop-a-those-corks chers amis!
Yes indeedy, the time has come to see the New Year in and as a part of my preparations I shall be dousing myself – quite literally – in Caron’s Champagne (as it was to be called until those nasty viticulturists raised threatening legal eyebrows).
Though not, apparently, in spite of that delicious name, originally intended as a bathing aid, this is this perfume’s most perfect application.
A desert spoon or two in a steaming tub sees ablutions transformed into something quite transfixing.
Lilac and incense, vanilla, musks and a note a little like antique make up dust, combine to turn one’s bathroom into a sublime collision of boudoir and nursery.
For the child and debutante turned harlot in all of us.
Be decadent, take a glass of something sparkling in with you and, no sooner are you dried and dressed in your finery than this fleeting fancy will have fled.
Time then for something more fragrantly substantial to see you into the New Year…
But what will it be?
Do share your olfactory accompaniment to the evenings celebrations…
What will you (or did you) wear to see in 2014?
With all best wishes for sensationally scented and prosperously perfumed year ahead.
The Perfumed Dandy.