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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 11 April


    Grimshaw

    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

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  2. 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.
  3. SotD Wednesday 7 April

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edward Hopper, 1940

    Mazzolari - Vetiver
    Complex, dry, tangy and green, the notes are appealing to either sex.
    Fresh throughout the day and into the night; when anything can happen.
    Notes: vetiver, citrus orange, lemon, bergamot, soft floral notes,
    nutmeg, light tobacco, sandalwood
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  4. SotD Monday 5 April

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Guerlain - Sous le Vent

    Extraordinary chypre. Tingling topnotes anchored by gentle spices.
    An absolute pleasure; invoking May wine and the robin's song.

    Sous Le Vent features notes of basil, bergamot, lavender, tarragon,
    carnation, oakmoss, iris, woods, patchouli.

    Updated 27th April 2014 at 09:50 PM by kumquat

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  5. SotD Sunday 4 April

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    John Singer Sargent, 1886

    Serge Lutens - Un Lys

    A stunning soliflore of dramatic proportions.
    Much as the lily in the garden; it jumps forward and stays there.
    Enhanced by supporting players; sandalwood, vanilla
    and the green tang of surrounding leaves, the lily rules supreme.
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