A Dozen Roses for December (or February) The Perfumed Dandy’s Twelve Days Before Christmas Part V

With snow a foot deep in North America and wind and rain sweeping in across dear old Blighty. We are all weather-beaten lovers this year in the Northern Hemisphere. So, with real flowers somewhat thin on the ground, why not consider picking up the sort of fragrant rose that comes in a flacon? These may have been suggested for St Nicholas’s feast but will do just fine as a token of adoration whatever the object. Happy St Valentine’s all! Yours ever The Perfumed Dandy

The Perfumed Dandy.

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Surely nothing in the floral world is as luxurious as roses at the Yuletide.

Being able to defend myself against everything except decadence… I give you, dear readers, a dozen…

Knowing by Estee Lauder

Winter roses emerge as forces of will against nature.

They are determined, know their own minds and come replete with thorns.

Lauder’s animalic, oakmoss-heavy floral chypre may not seem in the least bit festive.

But get further acquainted and she has a generous heart.

The Dandy knows her of old… why not read the full review.

La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens

Perhaps because I tried it in a Paris gripped by snow and frosts in February.

Maybe because it recalls a world of black and white movies, which is most certainly so very Christmas too.

Or simply for it hints at something darker, a casual pain that must be gone through to…

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4 responses to “ A Dozen Roses for December (or February) The Perfumed Dandy’s Twelve Days Before Christmas Part V

  1. And a Happy Annivesary to you Mr Dandy. Wishing you many more years of fragrant fun and dashing adventures through the fragrant stratosphere.

  2. Lilybelle

    Happy Anniversary, dear, dear Dandy! It’s been a year of wonderful reading on your blog. Congratulations! Happy St. Valentine’s Day, too! Many hugs, kisses and roses to you across the water. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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