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  1. Forest through the Window

    Young and bright-eyed I was
    My father drove down the winding roads
    As the mist filled the air with her scent
    Carrying the memories of the coniferous bows
    And his gentle voice would speak
    Of the beauty of the forest
    A love of the wilderness
    And something I could carry with me
    Forever in my heart
  2. SotD Sunday 11 April


    Profumum - Oxiana

    Powerfully green at first, edginess gives way to creamy myrrh.
    Mysterious lavender comes and goes.
    The fairies come out to play. Dancing in the dappled light.
    Notes: Musk, patchouly, opoponax, myrrh

    Updated 31st December 2011 at 08:55 PM by kumquat

    Tags: oxiana, profumum
  3. SotD Saturday 10 April

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Serge Lutens - Iris Silver Mist

    Rooty and dark; a mist envelopes.
    The fairies are lulled to sleep by the potion of love.

    Iris Silver Mist includes notes of iris, clove, cedarwood, sandalwood,
    vetiver, white amber, labdanum, musks, benzoin, incense.
  4. Anise Lovers' Quest: L. Lempicka Au Masculin, Guerlain Après l'Ondée, & others

    I bought Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin the first time I smelled it. I think the strong appeal was largely the anise and licorice notes in the fragrance. Both of these notes are due in good measure to the presence of anethole, a component of natural essential oils present in anise, fennel, licorice, star anise, and anise myrtle; it is also closely related to isomer estragole, a fragrance factor abundant in tarragon and basil.

    Another of my anise favorites is Serge Lutens Douce Amère,
  5. The Scent of Chrism

    Like an angel's breath upon your skin you were kissed
    When I held you the day you were blessed
    With the holiness of times gone by
    The Spirit filled the Cathedral

    The Holy aroma, the scent of ancient times
    Lingered upon your innocent brow
    And I smiled for you were so beautiful
    And your aroma was pleasing to God

    Sparkling Ray of sunshine
    As the light came forth pouring
    Through the spectral windows
    And ...

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