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    Default Re: Summer fragrance - fresh with some masculine spice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MdGrwl View Post
    Wondering if you guys could make a recommendation on a fresh fragrance suited for summer, but with a masculine spice to it as well?
    It would help if you name a particular spice or "spice type".
    Also, when you want "fresh", would you prefer a citric?, aquatic?, green?, cooling or minty type of freshness?

    We can get this just right for your taste with more specificity.

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    Default Re: Summer fragrance - fresh with some masculine spice?

    I suggest Le Dandy by Parfums D'Orsay. A spicy scent with whiskey, tobacco and leather, pineapple and ginger with florals!

    Complex and wonderful for summer.

    Please note, the real Comte d'Orsay was not a perfumer, and this is all marketing spin from 1908. I do, in spite of this, enjoy the D'Orsay line.

    The original Le Dandy became a women's scent until the 1950s or so. I am referring to the 1990s reformulation and re-marketing to men.

    It is true that the Comte used a lot of perfume himself (eau de Cologne, and eau de jasmin on his gloves) and even took perfumed baths. He, his wife and mother-in-law also used orange flower water. There is only conjecture that Lady Blessington, his mother-in-law, was ever his mistress.

    This is hilarious: the following article states the Comte was exiled to London for supporting Louis XVIII. LOL! Since boyhood, he was a staunch Bonapartist. At the time of the French Restoration, he was only thirteen years old.

    http://perfumesmellinthings.blogspot...-le-dandy.html
    Last edited by Primrose; 12th July 2010 at 12:04 AM.
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

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