Petroleum and peach schnapps… Mitsouko by Guerlain The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Letter

The Post You Love Most. Looking back over the last year The Dandy noticed a strange thing, there is one scented letter far more adored than all the others… Mitsouko. It has been read, so the figures say, almost ten times more than any other of my aromatic missives. In fact, one in twenty visits here is to pay homage to Guerlain’s masterpiece. Let us do so again this Sunday. Yours ever, The Perfumed Dandy

The Perfumed Dandy.

Half her world, or so it seemed, came to give their lives at Verdun.

But what she got, was given or perhaps took was freedom.

So if she chooses now to smell of petroleum and peach schnapps and drive cars and boats too fast, surely we can all understand a little why.

She parties hard, lives each day, they say as though it were her last on account of lives that did not fly, men who died in trenches to move lines on maps and bleed angry armies white.

Yesterday, ambulant driver, she scuttled back and forth through filth ferrying human shrapnel to medical ward ammunition dumps.

Today, she presses her foot down hard on every kind of accelerator, sprays on every sort of new scent, tries on every type of new sex, but nothing brings erasure.

About her person she still smells iodine and the moss that grew everywhere…

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4 responses to “Petroleum and peach schnapps… Mitsouko by Guerlain The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Letter

  1. rickyrebarco

    Mitsouko and I have a difficult history. While I appreciate the brilliance of it’s composition, I find it difficult to wear, it is so much “of another place and time” to me. Every now and then I wear vintage Mitsouko at home, but that is all.

  2. Roberto Duran's Gloves

    Has the Dandy ever tried anything from Roja Dove ?
    I feel that some of these would be right up the Dandy’s street. Dove’s latest release called Nu Wa, is an old world oriental chypre that has a HUGE resemblance to vintage Mitsouko and his opulent Diaghilev is surely something that would fit the Dandy like a glove.

    • Dearest Robert
      Welcome to The Dandy’s… do make yourself at home!
      yes, I am a fan of Roja Dove, though nothing has been reviewed here as no one has suggested any of his scents… until now!
      Hopefully, a few more will make the same suggestion and then I will be able to devote my full attention to Diaghalev (a personal hero quite apart from an heroic perfume) and try the new one Nu Wa, which I have not as of yet *consternation*.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  3. jennyredhen

    I cant wear Mitsouko it never develops on me it always smell like diesel. I would rather have Jaipur by Boucheron. Unfortunately discontinued.

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