I noticed the new thread about fragrances mentioned in the newest James Bond novel, and thought I would compile info I have gathered on Bond's fragrances mentioned in the text of James Bond novels of the past, written by Ian Fleming and John Gardner.
For the record, Floris No 89 is merely masquerading
as James Bond's fragrance. Ian Fleming himself was said to have used it, and since many of Fleming's personal preferences were passed on to the character of Bond, it is assumed that Bond must have used the same fragrance. However, this is not necessarily true, because there is no textual evidence to support the claim that Bond used Floris No 89.
This is taken from http://www.ajb007.co.uk/index.php?topic=20452&cpage=2
"The original novels don't mention any particular cologne, just the fact that Bond shops at Floris and he prefers women to use Guerlains Fleur de Alpes soap (it is a girly soap not a blokes).
Fleming shopped at Floris and used No. 89, and after using Floris in DAF, he got loads of freebies from them.
Gardners Bond used Dunhill's Elite EDT in Scorpius. And that is the only time a specific brand is mentioned in the novels."
According to superado at http://www.ajb007.co.uk/index.php?topic=20452&cpage=3
"Guerlain's Imperial was mentioned only in Gardner's 'License Renewed,' in the chapter, 'Thoughts in a Surrey Lane:'
'...After drying himself with a rough towel, Bond rubbed a small amount of Guerlain's
Imperial Cologne into his skin before ...' "
Finally, James Bond's aftershave and soap are mentioned at http://www.ajb007.co.uk/index.php?topic=20452&cpage=1
"I also believe that Bond uses Lentheric lotion as his after-shave lotion and Floris Lime bath essence - for men of course."
Here is another fragrance mention at http://www.ajb007.co.uk/index.php?topic=20452&cpage=3
"There is a mention of Bond using Pinaud Elixir shampoo in the book 'OHMSS'"
There is mention of Trumper's Eucris at http://www.ajb007.co.uk/index.php?topic=15593&cpage=1
Apparently, the hair lotion and cologne smell the same.
I'm still taking in all the little goodies from the book, "James Bond's London," which pointed me to OHMSS. In Ch. 23, Bond uses Draco's bathroom and notices a bottle of Trumper's Eucris hair lotion, which is oil based. It doesn't state whether or not Bond actually put some on his hair, but there also wasn't anything said to the contrary, such as Bond not liking hair lotion, etc. The text goes on to say how Bond was touched that Draco went to great lengths to make his British guest feel at home. Now, I'm more inclined to think that the literary Bond uses Eucris hair lotion, if the author's affinity for the product can be used as an indicator."
Textually, Bond's fragrances include:
Floris Lime bath essence
Pinaud Elixir shampoo
Trumper's Eucris hair lotion
Dunhill Elite edt