Sculpture and scent…. The Perfumed Dandy Picks Fragrant Pairings for Chihuly


Sounds a little like a tongue twister that title, no?

Thank you for all your magnificent olfactory recommendations for aromas to match Mr Chihuly’s creations.

Here are some thoughts of The Dandy‘s



Red Danders, Night Club , Nineties






Green Anemone


Head of Narcissus



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Lights At The Odeon




Writhing Smoke




The Kick Inside






Departure in Glass


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, just occasionally, scents were paired with sculptures?

They do it with music… a string quartet here a jazz band there.

Why not a flacon, a bottle or atomizer to keep the noses amused?

Do tell what you thought of my humble offerings.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy


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25 responses to “Sculpture and scent…. The Perfumed Dandy Picks Fragrant Pairings for Chihuly

  1. Mary E.

    All gorgeous choices–well done!

  2. Lilybelle

    Nice pairings, Mr. Dandy! I was thinking Habit Rouge for the Red things (though I forgot to mention it), but I suppose that’s just one on my radar lately. 😉

    • Dearest Lily
      Habit Rouge!?! Of course. A firm favourite, with Heritage chez Dandy. I couldn’t get Hermes Rouge out of my mind for quite a long while… or Chopard’s Madness, which, on reflection, I should probably have had in there somewhere as all great art comes with a pinch of madness, don’t you think?
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  3. I liked the pairing with Cinema – feels right. I’m not familiar with or do not like other perfumes so I cannot say if they fit or not.

  4. Fantastic! Spot-on pairings. I could imagine most of those scents (at least the one I know) while studying each piece. One of my favorite artists!

    • Dearest Annina
      So pleased The Dandy got even close to capturing these incredible creations in fragrant form. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if galleries actually allowed perfume evenings to coincide with exhibitions which, like this, play with our ideas of space?
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  5. Dear Mr Dandy,

    Please carefully wrap each sculpture and each bottle of scent and deliver to me c/o IScent Towers. I will take them all. There is nothing I don’t love. You will probably need about 100 metres of bubble wrap.

    Your friend

    • Dearest Iscent
      Oh goodness, I shall need considerably more than 100 metres of bubble wrap! These things are enormous…. Once you get the East Wing of Iscent Towers finished I shall hire the fleet of Pickfords’ vans to bring them and the perfumes round.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  6. The Kick Inside!

    ( I don’t suppose you got tickets… )

    • Dearest Ginza
      Please don’t intrude on private grief… though I am being most extraordinarily pleasant to someone who has two billets for la Bush!
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

      • Me too. I have my own private grief: just heard two of my own friends are going. It does give me a strange vicarious joy for them though. Can you IMAGINE?

      • Dearest Ginza
        But then the anxiety… what if it were to… No. The Dandy doesn’t want to think about anything going even slightly awry. But then who would know?
        My only hope is that the place will be filled with true amateurs and not Johnny-Come-Latelies wanting another notch on their gig list bed post. Wow, what a contorted set of metaphors!
        I’m sure you get my meaning, being in possession of deeper understanding.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • Between a man and a woman, I must tell you that I understand thoroughly. What if…..

        What if there is nothing but mars bar croaks and obesity?

        What if there is a dangerously Daily Mailish Aerial aspect?

        What if she mangles our beloveds and sounds more like one of the Three Tenors?


        what if she were to play Hello Earth, Under the Ivy and SOMEHOW NAIL IT?



      • Dearest Ginza
        I’m rather hoping she decides on a concept concert based entirely on remixes of tracks from The Dreaming.
        It would be heartbreaking not to be there, but schadenfreude would be an enjoyable sensation as anyone not fully ‘on board’ simply expired through misunderstanding.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy


        But the thought of Houdini being possibly sung has now made me sink into foul despair. I hate. you.

      • Dearest Ginza
        I shall, therefore, get out of your house.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • Ee AWw

        Ee AWWWWWWWW

        the best; at her maddest and silverest!!!!!

  7. Stunning!
    I’m sure you’ve made Dale proud.

  8. I love the bottle of Cinema so much I had to by it not caring what it smelled like…. It smells lovely!

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