A Dozen Fragrant Reflections on Paris The Perfumed Dandy’s Picture Postcards


Dearest Scented Ones

Before all memories of The City of Light slip from The Dandy‘s mind to be supplanted by other travels, some images, and aromas to recall the magical Gallic capital.

A Store Fit for a Distinguished Visitor


Perfume for a (Naughty) Boy : Histoires de Parfums / 1740

Grand Green Interior


Chartreuse Blast : Balmain / Vent Vert

Then We Talked Only of Red Clay


Now It’s All Grass : Nez a Nez / Foret de Becharre

Stone Roses


Slate Grey and Pink : Lyn Harris for M&S / La Rose

The Decadent Entrance


That No One Forgets : Guerlain / Shalimar

Garden Square, Imperial Past


Equatorial Imports : Coqui Coqui / Tobaco

The Stairway From So Many Scenes


Old Romance In Black and White : Cartier / Baiser Vole

Arcade Contemplation


Honey Coloured Thoughts : Maison Francis Kurkdjian / Absolue Pour le Soir

Exercise in Colour


Sharp Lines : Jean Louis-Scherrer / Jean-Louis Scherrer

Extraordinary Procession


All Human Life is Here : Etro / Royal Pavilion

Where Seurat’s Swimmers Swam


Sadness in Blue : Hermes / Eau de Narcisse Bleu

An Inky Light


As We Write, Longhand : Comme des Garcons / 2 Silver Words Comme des Garcons

That has set me trawling through the thoughts, more images will follow.

Then a puzzle… where did my voyages take me?

And what perfume, finally, did The Dandy purchase…?

Until tomorrow.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy


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15 responses to “A Dozen Fragrant Reflections on Paris The Perfumed Dandy’s Picture Postcards

  1. Lilybelle

    What lovely photos, and what interesting fragrances. It’s good to see you posting again, dear Dandy. 🙂 I’m curious about the Hermes Narcisse fragrance now. I will guess that is the one you bought.

    • Dear Lily
      Posting again, indeed.
      More photographs tomorrow.. but the mystery as to which perfume I purchased will have to wait until later in the week. It was a quandary that occupied my time in Paris and inspired three scented letters!
      I’m off on my way again tomorrow, but this time believe I have the wherewithal to post going with me.
      I do hope you’re in the finest fettle!
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  2. What beautiful pictures!

    (this in Nena, by the way. I finally got myself a WordPress account)

    • Dearest Nena
      Welcome to WordPress (officially) and what a splendid name you have for yourself on here!
      The pictures are only splendid (if they are) because the city is.
      I’m missing Paris already…
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

      • Thank you! I’m not entirely sure what my blog is going to be about, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out soon enough, and then I can get to making some posts!

        I’ve always wanted to go to Paris. It looks so beautiful! By any chance, have you ever been to the Guerlain flagship store?

  3. Dreamily beautiful and mesmerizing.

    I love how you lead us to expect L’Heure Bleue, then then give us Comme Des Garcons 2


    Your choices are impeccable, as usual, dear Dandy.

    Was a bit worried, since a few beloved blogs are on a hiatus. So good to see You are not breaking our little fragrant hearts 😉

    How is Absolue Pour Le Soir? I just love the unusual bottle, but as I was testing FK perfumes, Absolue Pour Le Soir wasn’t available yet. Rose honey in its recipe – sounds quite alluring.

    • Dearest Calypse
      Absolue Pour Le Soir is absolutely intense. A hugely salty, smoked, honey opening with a slightly urinous edge that bubbles under with faded, dried rose and library dust.
      The intensity is extraordinary.
      It’s quite the work of art and sometime soon I will find time and space to say something more substantial about it. Not one to blind buy though, for I feel sure it must divide.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

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