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  1. ScentBound's Avatar
    Welcome back, Jaime. I really enjoy reading your posts.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. Bijal's Avatar
    Hi Jaime, excellent info, although if you could help me. I am trying to use oakmoss essential oil to make perfumes and due to its viscosity its very difficult to handle also volume calculation is inaccurate, can i dilute the thick essential oil with a 75 proof vodka and later use it in its less viscous state. Will i have to readjust my note volume ratios as it will be little dilute?
  7. AlshareefOudh's Avatar
    very nice post Jaime
  8. Aromahead's Avatar
    Yes, it is a small world indeed!
    By the way, huge frag collection JaimeB !!!!
  9. Balthazar's Avatar
    nice read
  10. Oviatt's Avatar
    It is a VERY small world..... Great blog post!
  11. Primrose's Avatar
    Glad to see you still posting, Jaime. I miss your erudite comments in the main boards.
  12. Orgoglio italianO's Avatar
    Kool Blog post :-)
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  14. socalwoman's Avatar
    Thank you for this delightful read!
  15. prosperonline's Avatar
    Well, thanks, indeed, that's very educating. I had a feeling somehow it would relate to wine just as now, or after the nespresso machines, some wine terminology is being used refering to coffee as well. Just a question, by any chance, do you think Creed would make a mistake writing its own address on a bottle? Thank you.
  16. kumquat's Avatar
    This person who shall henceforth be known as; Bubble Boy, is without a doubt a control freak. And I say it's 'War'! He (or she) has no right to object to such a faint odor unless it causes that person immediate respiratory distress. In that case, one wonders, as you say, how they can even get along in the real world anyway? I would ignore these complaints. You should complain of his breath.
  17. mimielle's Avatar
    This is very interesting, I am new to reading here (so much later in December 2013, haha!) and was wondering about this as well so I'm really glad you posted it for me to reach back and find.
  18. C0ldf1re's Avatar
    Very educational. I once came across a Judge as logical and merciless as Piso.
  19. Jeannemarie's Avatar
    Jaime,

    First I'm looking at "the dresser-top collection," and then onto "the bookshelf collection." I am speechless! I am without speech.
  20. Jeannemarie's Avatar
    Absolutely LOVED this, lol!
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