The Dandy is very excited today, for a winged visitor (so we like to imagine) has delivered into the arms of my dearest youngest brother and his lovely wife my first niece.
Yes, I am an uncle!
Haha… not the man from UNCLE!
Now, obviously wishing to do the right thing, my thoughts turned immediately to the idea of a present of perfume!
Baby colognes seem to divide for some strange reason: so many people think it wrong to ‘subject’ the little darlings to fragrance so young. Yet their lives are a maelstrom of products that would make the average catwalk model feel as though she went out onto the runway au naturelle… as such I see no reason to stint on the scent.
Therefore I’ve come up with the short list of six light and airy aromas, perfect for mothers, babies (and enlightened) papas below…
A cumulonimbus of true lavender with a little antiseptic sharpness from violet leaf and soft edges shaped in iris laden baby powder.
Almonds and their analogue, vanilla too. For the sweetest little thing.
Her head’s around the size of a small grapefruit right now (though thankfully not the colour, no jaundice). So I see no reason why she shouldn’t smell of the fruit with a little rose lingering thereabouts.
No fruit is more symbolic of fecundity than the fig, nothing more the product of fertility than the babe in arms. So no scent better under the circumstances, no?
Also I re-discovered this little jammy gem just the other day and have been wondering how to recommend it!
They don’t allow real flowers on hospital wards these days… so I thought a few bottled fresias might by uplifting for all.
So soon after the Epiphany I couldn’t the idea of taking in such a precious gift.
Not that The Dandy‘s saying he’s a wise man, indeed, anything but… the very idea!
I plan on being a distinctly eccentric, indulgent and thoroughly impractical uncle.
To business, which do you think would suit best or perhaps you’ve an idea of your own to share!?!
The Perfumed Uncle.