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Scent of the Day

This blog depicts my interpretation of a chosen scent. I write a description and then list the notes and illustrate with a painting or photograph.

  1. SotD - Sunday the 20th of June

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

    Caron - Infini

    Delightful in the original formula
    with its 'Caron' carnation base.
    Not to be discounted in the more recent
    version with more aldehydic emphasis.
    Powerful, almost gaseous to start,
    I am fueled as for lift-off.
    Jungle florals and sandalwood mingle passionately.
    There's nothing to stop me as I soar to an
    all-time
    ...
    Tags: caron, infini
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  2. S O T D Friday 18 June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Guerin Pierre- 'Narcisse, Morpheus & Iris', 1811

    Frederic Malle - Iris Poudre

    Sumptuous, this fragrance spoils me for any others.
    A rich floral that knows when to stop and turn green.
    Never overpowered, I am swept into a gentle tumble of glory
    and breathe great pleasurable clouds.

    Notes;
    Top: bergamot, orange, rosewood, ylang-ylang, carnation
    Heart: magnolia,
    ...
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  3. S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Strange Invisible Perfumes -Trapeze

    Nearly retro, this mysterious blend combines the unlikely bedfellows;
    tuberose & carnation with vetiver & spearmint.
    Dense, sweet but gutsy and fresh, this scent has the
    chutzpa required for such derring do.
  4. Sotd - Wednesday the 16th of June

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    John Singer Sargent
    Pierre Balmain - Ivoire

    The perfect scent for a warm day.
    Softly wrapped in loose white linen, I dream.
    Sweet lemonade is the ideal companion
    for the light greens and spritely florals.

    Created in 1980 by Florasynth;
    a soft fresh green floral parfum with
    top notes of marigold, bergamot, galbanum and camomile with
    heart notes of jasmine, lily of
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  5. SotD Monday 14 June

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    William Arthur Breakspeare
    Floris-
    Edwardian Bouquet

    Peaceful, elegant beauty as the
    ylang ylang is supported by succulent moss.
    Drifting through the garden; a butterfly completes the dream.
    It seems as if the blossoms go on forever!

    Top notes:
    Bergamot, Green, Hyacinth, Mandarin

    Heart Notes:
    Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang

    Base Notes:
    Amber,
    ...
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