During the recent festival of roses, while flicking through the archive, I found one scent was missing…
That grand dame of cost effective aldehydes Coty’s L’Aimant.
Whilst I mentioned it in my “Baker’s Dozen: 13 Roses for Anyone Feeling Unlucky in Love”, The Dandy could find no evidence of a full review of the fragrance, though I knew in my heart of hearts I’d penned one!
Then I recalled… it was over at my dear friend Michael Lanier‘s website Scents Memory that this little tale had been told, in the days before The Dandy has a place to call his own.
To see this little antique curiosity click just here or on that lovely flacon above and you will be transported.
Well it just so happens, as this recollection dawned upon your forgetful correspondent, that a certain M. Lanier was posting a review of… guess what?
That’s right… Coty’s L’Aimant! And it’s over on his fabulous new invention: a YouTube channel if you please!
To see our gallant friend in all his finery and very fine form giving his all on this fragrance simply click right here, while admiring that fabulous moving picture poster just below.
And while we’re being all film star about things, you can also read an interview with Lanier here on The Dandy.
It’s another of our most popular and favourite posts don’t you know!?!
Talking of favourite things, our “gal pal” Iscent, mistress of the splendid scented emporium I Scent You A Day is just such an individual.
She is the Scheherazade of olfactory review, on a journey of 1001 nights in the fragrant world.
And also rather a fan of L’Aimant too, even daring to compare it with another iconic perfume in this charming list of “Smellalikees”.
Well there we have it, The Dandy… feels he’s done his bit to set the record straight on a neglected, near forgotten ‘drugstore’ gem… one last tip try wearing this rose in creme perfume form and shimmered in powder for ultimate big screen effect.
Oh, and do take a moment to drop in on those dear friends if you get the chance.
The Perfumed Dandy.