Shaken… with thorns… 900 by Aramis for Daniel Craig The Perfumed Dandy’s Four Thespian Roses for St Valentine’s Day

Not 007 but 900 this time for Mr Craig.

This roughed up rose: green, dirty, mossy, animal and uncompromising is the perfect perfume for the actor who has returned a sense of the complex, disturbed and difficult to Her Majesty’s Favorite Secret Agent.

The scent opens assertively, some even sensing outright aggression in amongst the oakmoss, coriander, green notes and pepper.

Then the rose, animal, fleshy but also strangely, astringently medicinal comes into play it seduces, but with a definite kick, an edge, a hint of danger.

It dries down into spice and sandalwood, wild grass and earth, never fully leaving behind the floral.

As ever for any Mr Bond, it all ends with a roll in the hay!

Rose petal martinis all round says I!

Shaken, not stirred, of course.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy

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  1. Lilybelle

    That sounds nice. I’ve never tried Aramis 900. I enjoy the medicinal aspect of rose — as in distilled rose water. And Mr. Craig is a wonderful Bond.

    • Dearest Lily
      Aramis 900 though ‘made for men’ is by the great master Bernard Chant (he of Cabochard, which, quite neatly, is where we started twelve moths ago!).
      Like it’s stable mate Devin, a most appropriately named perfume, it is spectacularly appropriate for everyone!.
      Isn’t Mr Craig just splendid as Mr Bond, one feels so much safer being British knowing that he’s acting in defence of one’s realm!
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  2. rosestrang

    I like the sound of that too! Not all aftershaves are dull sports cliches. Daniel Craig was amazing in the remake of Casino Royale, but I thought it all went a bit messy in Skyfall – except for that silver-grey Astin Martin speeding through an autumnal hued Glencoe, I’d love to see that interpreted as fragrance!

    • Dearest Rose
      No sports cliche this! By the man who bought us Aromatics Elixir, Estee and Cabochard this means business, but is complex, subtle and really very beautiful.
      Casino Royale was wonderful, Quantum of Solace (despite a splendid ambiguous name) woeful, at least Skyfall made moderate sense, even if Adele is no Dame Shirley for The Dandy’s money.
      Happy St V’s
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  3. Bond,
    I issued you a license to kill before we sent you off to Casino Royale on Her Majesty’s secret service with some reservation only to be mildly surprised by your success on that mission. And to be utterly frank, I was impressed with your live and let die dealing with the Koreans after the Moonraker affair with that heinous Doctor No. However since your return from Russia with love letters from the Kremlin for Her Majesty I have been a little worried. You claimed you were not changed by…how did you put it, “The spy who loved me in Moscow…”? I find you have changed dramatically, and this latest action of yours confirms my worst fears. I find you cavorting about with some Dandy on his electronic blog pushing perfume! I can find no quantum of solace in this dangerous behavior. To expose MI6 and yourself to the enemy like this is inexcusable. What next? A DeBeers commercial on telly professing that diamonds are forever? I am now dealing with a thunderball of criticism from number 10 because of you putting your goldfinger in the publicity pie. You may think you only live twice and in that you may be right but in the meantime come back to London at once. Your license has been suspended until further questions can be address over your devil may care behavior.
    M

    (Thank you Dandy for making my morning sing with D.C. and this wonderful post.)

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