“Boldness be my friend”—William Shakespeare
La Joie de Dandy, or Dandy’s Delight, has been formulated for that individual who has an exceptional flair for life. It’s to be noted that, the word flair is derived from the Old French, meaning sense of smell. Your discerning tastes—and especially in this case in fragrances—will be more than evident, when you wear this scent. Neoclassical, and intense, this is the fragrance for that person who is extremely unique, and loves being that way.
Head Notes: Lavender, Gardenia Heart Notes: Jasmine, Patchouli Base Note: Tonkin Musk
A sensualist has been defined as ““. Our fragrance, Sensualiste, is all about the indulgence of your exceptional sense of smell. This is for those individuals who are highly attuned to all of life’s nuances, and embraces them to the fullest.
Head Notes: Lavender, Honey, Myrrh Heart Notes: Jasmine, Patchouli, Sandalwood Base Notes: Oud, Musk, Tonkin Musk, Civet
If you have ever imagined yourself a satyr, romping through the woods, and chasing nymphs all day, well this fragrance is what we imagine you would smell like. Satyre dans le bois, or Satyr in the Woods, is an aroma befitting that sexy scenario. It contains the earthy, green note of vetiver, and the woody notes of patchouli, oud, and Iso E Super. The smell of the roses growing all around the forest plays its part in this fragrant symphony quite well. Emanating from a nearby beehive is the smell of the honey being made by bees that are as busy at their job as you are at yours, which of course is chasing down those nymphs. Underpinning everything we find the raw animal odors of Tonkin Deer Musk, and Civet.
So, when you unleash that beast inside your fantasies, make sure that the real-time you is wearing Satyre dans le bois.
Head Notes: Rose, Honey Heart Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli Base Notes: Oud, Iso E Super, Tonkin Musk, and Civet
Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers. Every year, during the spring, a huge celebration was held in her honor, called Floralia. It was reputed to have been even more licentious than Saturnalia. This perfume was created so that you may celebrate your own private Floralia whenever you choose. A floral top, with an animalic bottom is what you will enjoy with this fragrance. Both men and women honored the Goddess Flora, so both men and women can wear her perfume.
Head Notes: Aldehydes, African Violet, Rose, Gardenia Heart Note: Honey Base Note: Civet
Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, better known as Caligula, was a Roman emperor, who is remembered as being Rome’s enfant terrible. His cruelty, mayhem, and sexual proclivities is the stuff of legends. Now, you have the opportunity to create your own legend, by the sillage you leave behind when you wear this scent.
Head Notes: Frankincense, Rose, Neroli Heart Notes: Amber, Sandalwood Base Notes: Oud, Egyptian Musk, Musk, Tonkin Musk, Civet
The French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife, Josephine, was known as an avid lover of animalic fragrances. This eponymous perfume is a tribute to her very discerning nose—and yours as well. Josephine was also a very enthusiastic horticulturist, with her favorite flower being the rose. So, we have included that note in this fragrance. The delicate rose, and potent jasmine sit atop an extremely carnal base. Some may find this scent a bit polarizing. But not you; because this is what you crave.
We would like to think that this perfume is something that Josephine would have really worn. We would also like to think that it’s something that you would really wear, if your taste is the same as hers was. Despite its name, it is something that both women and men alike can wear.
Head Note: Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine Heart Note: Animalic Musk Base Notes: Musk, Tonkin Musk, Ambergris, Civet
Aleister Crowley, dubbed by the media as the “Wickedest Man On Earth”—a title he was by no means averse to—was an occultist, sex magician, and debaucher par excellence. He had a signature fragrance called Ruthvah, which he claimed was an aphrodisiac. This fragrance had been worn by others, during the centuries, with the same claim of enhancing one’s sexual presence, and making the wearer irresistible. Our fragrance makes no such claims, however, we do assert that by wearing it your presence will definitely be known. The rest is up to you.
This is our reimagining of Ruthvah.
Head Note: Gardenia Heart Notes: Amber, Jasmine, Patchouli Base Notes: Musk, Tonkin Musk, Ambergris, Civet
Widely known as “The Mad Monk”, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a clairvoyant, faith healer, spiritual advisor to the Russian royal family, and a prolific womanizer. This holy man was said to have committed some pretty unholy acts. Not only was his behavior beastly, he had a scent aura that was animalistic too. Rasputin was a lover of musk. Some say that, it was another reason for his success with the ladies. We have put together a fragrance tableau of the things he would have smelled, and smelled like. For the religious side, we have Spikenard, and Frankincense from the church, and then the Tonkin musk he liberally applied to himself. Since it was readily available in those times, no doubt he also added some Civet, to round out his manly mantle.
If your personality is as brazen as Rasputin’s was, then this scent will help you to express yourself.
Head Notes: Spikenard, Ylang Ylang Heart Notes: Frankincense, Oud Base Notes: Musk, Tonkin musk, Civet
Dolmance is the literary creation of the infamous Marquis de Sade. He is a character in de Sade’s work Philosophy In The Bedroom, who was a libertine of the first order, as well as being a gentleman of leisure. There is little doubt in our minds that de Sade interjected much of his own character into his fictional one. However, there will be nothing fictional about the reactions this very interesting fragrance will bring you.
This is our interpretation of how we believe Dolmance’s perfume may have smelled. It’s the scent one would encounter, if you came upon a lusty wild animal frolicking in a bed of flowers.
Head Notes: Lilac, Passion Flower, Ylang Ylang Heart Notes: Amber, Honey, Jasmine Base Notes: Musk, Tonkin Musk, Civet
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade has inspired his namesake perfume, making it another addition to our Rouges Gallery of fragrances. Of course, the Marquis’ reputation precedes him here. However, it would not hurt to mention that he was an aristocrat, and a consummate voluptuary. If the latter citing is a particularity that you can strongly identify with, then you should have this fragrance emanating from your skin, and leaving a provocative scent trail wherever you go.
Head Notes: Lavender, Iris, Rose, Carnation Heart Note: Leather Base Notes: Ambergris, Tonkin Musk, Civet