Friends, Fragrance Fiends, Lovers everywhere
These next twelve days , will, so a friend at one of the world’s very most famous department stores tells me, represent the most frenzied period of perfume buying of the entire year.
More scent will be sold than on all the advent days in the immediate run up to Christmas.
More bottles will be boxed, wrapped and dispatched than for all the birthdays in the year combined.
And for why?
Well, St Valentine’s, bien sur!
It is the doing of that old King of Hearts himself.
So this week a simple, well near simple question.
Do you like receiving scent as a gift?
Has The Dandy gone mad? I hear you ask in turn… for are we not all more than a little partial to perfume to say the least.
But consider this proposition…
How do you feel when someone buys you a scent unsolicited, as a surprise, that you haven’t chosen or at least advised on?
Ah! A little tougher now perhaps? Or perhaps not. Possibly we’re an easy going crowd, happy to have our senses tingled by the tastes of others…
Open to olfactory experiences from all directions!
Do tell. Do.
The Perfumed Dandy.