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Monstrous machine… Futur by Robert Piguet The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Letter

It glowed, it gleamed, it begat electrical halos green like laser beams. Then, it stirred. At first the sheer extremity of it all inspired awe. A vertiginous wrench at the small intestines. A looking over the temporal precipice into the … Continue reading


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888,246 Poppies, Time to Remember The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Letter

One hundred years ago today, The British Empire, as we were, took the fateful decision to enter the conflict then ensnaring Europe. The war that would come to be known as The Great War. More than four years later, at … Continue reading


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Salty, scented air… The Perfumed Dandy’s Seaside Postcards

Dearests The Dandy has been away… again, I know, c’est trop… In fact I’m only treading toes for a moment in old London town before I depart in the morning for The City of Light. But before I head off … Continue reading


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Premature Muguet Elation… Muguet du Bonheur by Caron The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today

Okay. OK! One admits it’s not May…. And therefore technically not the season for lily of the valley. But heavens to betsy, on occasion one simply can’t resist! And what’s perfume for if not to play with the seasons anyway? … Continue reading


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Brisk spring walks in sunshine and… Tweed by Lentheric The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today

The outdoors. Oakmoss. Wildgrass. Hedgerow herbs and lavender. Something of the hunting set. Gun polish perhaps? Or spiced rum toddies sipped surreptitiously from hip flasks. One does hope the scent lives up to the promise of its provenance and that … Continue reading


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Perfumed pages… The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald is Estee Lauder’s Azuree The Dandy Celebrates World Book Day

“She was beautiful – but especially she was without mercy.” Fitzgerald’s second novel is a typically decadent tale of a jazz age tycoon-to-be and his destructive marriage to a distant but beautiful wife… and the bottle. It is a fable … Continue reading


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Guess what I found….? The Perfumed Dandy’s Mystery Scent Today

How could one ignore the perfect clamour for this perfume? A fragrance with so many fans proud to proclaim it as their guilty pleasure! I’m expecting mile high clouds of powder emanating from a source as viscous, luxurious and intoxicating … Continue reading


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The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today…… Paris by Yves Saint Laurent

Boulevards, brasseries, bois, des arts, boutiques… That seemingly inescapable erection. How could one hope to capture a city as erotic, stylish, cultured and sadistic in a simple scent? Say it with flowers! That seems to have been Saint Laurent’s response: … Continue reading


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The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today…… Ivoire de Balmain

As big as hair that’s been well and truly Dynasty styled. A scent backcombed with aldehydes and lacquered with chamomile. Oakmoss and other accords, some as cold as the war then raging, others hot like carnation pepper or silly spicy … Continue reading


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The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today…… JOY by Jean Patou

There is only one Joy… … the costliest perfume in the world? So read the copy of a scent so good they had to render its name in capitals. Today it may be pure soap opera, but in the old … Continue reading


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