It's not difficult to figure out that I am a FAN of Beverley Nichols. If you love to garden or just love to look at gardens then you will probably love his books too. Don't miss his Merry Hall. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
First Mr. Nichols thinks gardens, then he plans gardens, then he and whatever irascible help he has managed to hire actually garden. Then he bathes and dabs on the cologne that I am in love with. Mind you, I've never smelled it or am likely to unless Floris brings it back, but I know I would swoon if I sniffed it as Beverley Nichols or Carry Grant strolled past me.
That's right, Mr. Cary Grant! Doesn't that make you want to know the name of this cologne? It is Floris's New Mown Hay. Sadly, I cannot find it in existence anywhere but please let me know if Floris revives it. I would dab it on all my Beverley Nichols' books and then could feel as if I were actually having a conversation with him as we strolled along his garden paths. And I would be careful not to say things that women would say that drove him mad, such as "Oh, but you should have seen my _____________ when they were at their peak!"
The photo below, from a 1952 snapshot, is not Mr. Beverley Nichols. I have a picture of Nichols in my Books board on Pinterest, but am too unsure of violating a copyright infringement by posting it here. So this is not my Best Smelling Dream Man, but he must be a gardener--look at those carrots he is holding! No, he's simply a mystery man.
Let's just call him My Funny Valentine.
What men's cologne makes you swoon?