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Industrial Perfumes The Perfumed Dandy’s Unusual Weekend Break

The Dandy was away at the weekend. Though this time I found a succour in an unusual setting. Not the countryside where I normally seek repose, but amongst the great rusting remnants of the original epoch of industrialisation. To Manchester. … Continue reading

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The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today…… Visa by Robert Piguet

Sweetly decaying soft fruit in a bowl of resin polished leather. Plump, yielding, deliciously on the cusp of yielding to something altogether foul. A few fresh flowers, roses among violet leaves. Just to one side of an angular art deco … Continue reading

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Epiphany Perfumes or ‘A Change Is As Good As A Rest’…. The Perfumed Dandy’s Weekend Forum

Dearest Guerlain Powder Puffs I did so enjoy our talk last weekend on the subject of deceased scents that we’d like to see re-instated. So much so that I thought… Let’s do it all again!! Not the same subject, bien … Continue reading

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The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today…… Bel Respiro by Chanel

Breathe in deeply! Inhale the green air of cut grass and verdant leaves. Imagine that Summer is with us again and the darkness of winter has departed. Can this really be the beauty of the of the months without and … Continue reading

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An Old Acquaintance Ne’er Forgot… Parure by Guerlain The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today

New Year. Old Love. This coolest of chypre roses was neglected in life and soon passed away. Yet since Parure was discontinued demands for its return have grown to a clamour So much so that in the recent poll of … Continue reading

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She’s making perfume not war…………. In Conversation with Barb Stegemann, Founder and CEO, The 7 Virtues

Barb Stegemann is a presence. Cliché has it that some people have the power to ‘light up a room’ with their personalities, one can’t help but think that if Barb were connected to the power grid she’d produce enough electrical … Continue reading

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First gentleman of scent… Chandler Burr Talks… to The Perfumed Dandy

Author, campaigner, critic and curator, there is no more tireless advocate for perfumery to be regarded as the ‘olfactory art’ than Chandler Burr. His 2003 work ‘The Emperor of Scent’ charted the origins of Luca Turin’s theories on the functioning … Continue reading

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A life of mystery… Memoir Woman by Amouage The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today 

…And what stories this scent must have to tell!! With smoke, absinthe, leather and indolic spice, one suspects skulduggery rather than anything ‘nice’. A perfume pyramid that reads like a Dandy’s whodunnit for notes that delight. From pink pepper through … Continue reading

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A bigger splash… Apres l’Ondee by Guerlain The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today 

The undisputed queen of the ever so slightly dusty florals. “Antique, beguiling, beautiful… a classic even amongst classics… an inspiration to parfumeurs to the present day…” Or do I hear whispers from stage off? What’s that? Those awful words… ‘Old … Continue reading

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Whip crack away…? Calamity J by Juliet Has A Gun The Perfumed Dandy’s Scent Today 

A chocolate blanket of sweet patchouli… With a dusting of powdery iris and musk? Lordy, this doesn’t sound like a recipe for summertime success! Then again, as Doris and indeed Jane knew only too well, you never can tell!!! The … Continue reading

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