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  1. S O T D September 18, 2010

    by , 18th September 2010 at 06:53 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    John Singer Sargent, 1911
    Mona di Orio-Chamarré
    Swirling, dark;
    a crushed lavender sparked
    with sweet wood,
    kindles a fire
    on this gray day.

    Smooth as satin;
    a tapestry is woven
    in dense colors
    and calm repose.

    Topnotes; Lavender, clary sage, aldehydes
    Heartnotes; Turkish rose, iris, violet
    Basenotes; opoponax, cashmeran, ambre gris

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:31 PM by kumquat

  2. Azzaro Acteur: Nearly Time to Wear a Classic.


    With September growing long in the tooth, and October on the horizon, I'm eyeing my recently-procured bottle of Azzaro's discontinued masterpiece, Acteur. Very soon it will be time to use this beautiful little gem of a men's fragrance, and revel in its unbelievable execution of incense, tobacco, woodsy cedars and dry florals, all capped with an amazing red apple top note that pervades through the entire body of the scent.

    Why the suits ...
  3. Dilemma In Aisle Twelve

    Every time I run out of fabric conditioner and make the trek to aisle twelve to restock, I seem to be faced with another row of new and fancy softner smells. From the days of picking between 'blue or 'white' (or if feeling daring, 'yellow'), the choice is exploding. Himalayan Melon & Jojoba vies with Emerald & Olive Blossom, and even a black clad range that looks pitched firmly at the 'twimoms'.

    All this when I'm just making my peace with the traditional 'laundry musk' note. ...
  4. Directory Bug Fix: "Not" gender search now working

    Thanks to those, including Mickeba that pointed it out, I've fixed the searches for "Not Masculine", "Not Feminine" and "Not Shared" in the directory as they had become broken.
    Behind the Scenes
  5. SotD - Monday the 13th of September

    by , 13th September 2010 at 03:56 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Richard E. Miller, 1924

    Delicate but leathery,
    this may be the ideal feminine accompaniment.
    Tasteful florals are tempered by the subtle whisper of
    grass and moss. Gentle, yet intriguing, I find this
    a most pleasant companion.
    The garden beckons for another cup of tea.

    (Adornment) Guerlain translation is 'Adornment';
    also means a matching set - earrings

    Updated 13th September 2010 at 04:09 PM by kumquat

    Tags: guerlain, parure

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