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  1. tshillpa's Avatar
    I'm willing to try. I am a man that is CrAzY for rose. Tom
  2. socalwoman's Avatar
    In my opinion, some fragrances are best used as room scents and this sounds like it might be something I'd put in my powder room.
  3. che1928's Avatar
    John Galliano n. 1 first version 90 ml . The Best for her.
  4. Sherrie Larrison's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiliwia
    Great list! Bombshell is one of my daughter's favorites and Jasmin Rouge is one of mine.
    Hey Kiliwia, Thanks for the appreciation. I also own one of these fragrances as my most wearable at occasions
  5. Kiliwia's Avatar
    Great list! Bombshell is one of my daughter's favorites and Jasmin Rouge is one of mine.
  6. Sherrie Larrison's Avatar
    No doubt, Ivanka's fragrances are the best selling. Even I am personally a fan of her fragrances.
    Nice article mate
  7. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Thanks for that answer, Jaime, and thanks for getting that sound file working! Yes - I can hear you now, and your French definitely sounds like the real deal, too. If I use my imagination, I think I can hear some "not French", but I swear it sounds more native French than not, and in fact like some French person I can't place, so very nice indeed.
  8. JaimeB's Avatar
    Thanks for your kind words. Of course, it went through many redactions before I got it to some degree of satisfaction — I still look at and want to change something or other, but once you call it "done" that's what it is...

    About your question, the poem couldn't have anything to do with Rimbaud. It appeared in a literary publication in Spring 1867, and Verlaine later included it in a volume called Fêtes galantes, which appeared in 1869. He didn't meet Rimbaud until late in 1871. By then he had married (1870) and his wife was expecting their child. After he met Rimbaud, he abandoned his budding family and commenced a raucous and rocky trip to London and an affair that eventually ended with him wounding Rimbaud in Brussels in 1873, shooting him twice in his left wrist. As you might imagine, by then their affair was already going badly. They had separated, and their meeting in Brussels was Verlaine's attempt to patch it up. As a result of the shooting, Verlaine spent a while in jail in Mons, in southern Belgium. Rimbaud wrote A Season in Hell (Une Saison en enfer, 1873) about their affair.

    You can read more about them in the Wikipedia Article on Rimbaud.
  9. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Nice! I think you did a really great job preserving all of the competing aspects with as little overall loss as possible. So difficult to do what you did there - I would almost certainly have given up on getting it to rhyme, yet with far worse results!

    The sound file seems to be missing when I go to the page - not sure what happened to it. Maybe I just didn't see it.

    Do you think Verlaine is speaking of Rimbaud here, or somebody else? Whoever it is, it's a fascinating and powerful description.

    Thanks for this - greatly appreciated!
  10. JaimeB's Avatar
    I recorded the French version and added it to the blog entry. Click the link at the bottom of the original post, and click on the play arrow under the waveform panel. Enjoy!

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