Dear fragrance loving Apes and Gentleman, we are delighted to have been offered by the experts over at fragrance store Les Senteurs a 50ml Eau de Toillette bottle of the fantastic D’Orsay Le Dandy to giveaway.

What is D’Orsay Le Dandy?

First launched by Count Alfred D’Orsay’s descendant, a second Alfred D’Orsay, in 1925, this is a classic scent of the period with unusual notes of tobacco, whisky, ginger and spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. Crisp top notes of mandarin and bergamot, a rich lasting base of oak and cedar.

Tobacco is now a standard note in the perfumer’s repertoire but 90 years ago it was revolutionary, shocking and controversial – Le Dandy is one of a suite of tobacco-based fragrances that set the olfactory tone of the 1920′s.

Read Ape to Gentleman’s full review here.

Definition of a Dandy: a man who is excessively concerned about his clothes and appearance; a fop. Informal: something or someone of exceptional or first-rate quality.

For your chance to win, answer the following question on Twitter, Ape to Gentleman’s Facebook page or via a comment on this post. The best comment wins!


David Gandy was chosen as the face for Dolce & Gabanna, Jude Law for Dior, who do you think would be the best face for Le Dandy and why?


“Dear Les Senteurs, D’Orsay Le Dandy should be represented by [YOUR ANSWER HERE AND WHY?] @ApetoGentleman”

The D’Orsay Le Dandy giveaway winner will be announced on Christmas Day 2010 via Ape to Gentleman’s Twitter, Facebook page and as a comment on this post, so stay connected to stay informed.

Remember gentlemen; while an Ape can get away with poor quality fragrance, a Gentleman opts for things of exceptional first-rate quality.

D’Orsay Le Dandy is available now from Les Senteurs.

– The D’Orsay Le Dandy
competition is open to all Ape to Gentleman readers worldwide.
– Entrants must follow Ape to Gentleman on Twitter or Facebook to be included.
– The winner will be announced on Christmas Day on Ape to Gentleman’s Twitter, Facebook page and as a comment on this post.
– The competition will run from Thursday 16th – Saturday 25th December.