MURDER MOST FRAGRANT! ~ Guest Review of L’Aimant by Coty by The Perfumed Dandy. | SCENTS MEMORY

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I bid you welcome to the most unsettling afternoon tea party in an English rose garden of which, I hazard, you will ever partake.

An afternoon tea, in an English rose garden, unsettling? Why in the name of heaven how?

Why? Well there’s a killer at the table of course. Helping themselves to custard creams and sweet Ceylon no doubt.

You see ever since Great Aunt Agatha fell off the end of the twig as it were and of decidedly unnatural causes – unless you regard strychnine as a ‘natural tonic’ that is – suspicion has simply swirled around the village.

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  1. February 20, 2014

    This is precisely why I’ll never go back to England. Or drink English Breakfast tea. There is something in it, apparently that inspires murder! The TV is full of it!

    • February 20, 2014

      Dearest Elyse
      You’re quite right, murder of the fictional sort is a national obsession… though in this case it should be noted it was an American scent with a French name that was to blame!
      *He winks*
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

      • February 20, 2014

        Well, that doesn’t make me feel any safer. Here or abroad!

    • February 21, 2014

      Tea? Murder? What are you watching? 😉

      • February 21, 2014

        Midsummer Murders (where life expectancy is about2.5 years …and others. PBS just loves those delicate British murders most foul!

      • February 21, 2014

        I just made, well, if I were being truthful I minimally charred a pumpkin bread that would be great with tea. Minus the strychnine.
        I love British mysteries, thank you and I’ll check it out!

  2. February 21, 2014

    Ah yes tea and murder are such perfect companions That I wrote a story about them.The tinkle of corpses falling onto fine bone china is quite irresistible I always think.Will you have another scone Vicar?Oh please do.

  3. February 21, 2014

    A very witty piece of writing.Thank you to the Dandy.Made me smile with its knowing style.

  4. February 21, 2014

    If the TV were to be believed then a certain village must be the murder capital of Europe per head of{dwindling population}I for one would not so much step out of my armored car should I ever be within ten miles of it.

    • February 21, 2014

      What village is that? Don’t make me tune in to the BBC!

  5. February 22, 2014

    Fabulous! The writing is so fun but I LOVE LOVE Margaret Rutherford being cast as Madame Coty. Perfect.

    • February 22, 2014

      Everything about this is luscious!

  6. February 22, 2014

    It was so nice to revisit this wonderful review… Now I shall go put on “Murder Most Horrid” with Dawn French!

    • February 22, 2014

      I’m laughing already, and I’ve never even seen it!

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