Dan Neil writes about cologne

And pencils. (I had to look it up too.)

“I am assured by the editors of this magazine that ‘the dandy’ is back. Of course, this is exciting news. I look forward to the fall season when fashionable men will be primped and groomed like figure skaters, with burgeoning pumpkin cravats and ankle boots sharpened like Eberhard Fabers.

“However, young squire, your right to exploratory vanity ends at my nose. Lay off the cologne.”

More of Neil’s 800 Words column.

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