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.
George Inness, Home of the Heron, 1893
Serge Lutens-Bois Oriental
Surging, throbbing waves of color
are the feathers in the woods.
These great wings of delight
carry me from tree to tree in a gust of
bronze and gold.
The cedars and the gentle pines,
caress the senses with smoke and
sap, coursing through their limbs.
Boozy, there in the sky, I am rocking
Updated 13th January 2012 at 08:29 PM by kumquat
Hot, rushing leather and galbanum;
a swirl of satin and she's gone.
Who was that stunning blond over there by the fire?
The heart pounds as the furs are too warm.
Everyone wants a cocktail.
The cats snuggle on the sofa and enjoy
the amusing conversation.
A leather-floral-woody chypre with green top notes,
Updated 1st January 2012 at 04:58 PM by kumquat
Henri Rousseau, The Snake Charmer, 1907
Exquisite leather and deepest orange liqueur;
a swirl of woods and dark delight.
Dancing, running, into dangerous night.
Animals; cunning, strong and still loving,
the smooth blackness of the ancient trees.
Orange Flower, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange
Oliban, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Sandalwood,
Updated 14th January 2012 at 08:26 PM by kumquat
Originally Posted by kumquat
Genius flow of woods into green,
followed by flowers up the winding path.
Leather straps hold the bucket.
Gently, the stream sparkles.
Murasaki, launched in 1980 by Shiseido is a floral-green fragrance for women.
Top notes are; gardenia, galbanum, peach, hiacynth and bergamot
Middle notes are; lily, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose
'The Ladies Waldegrave', Joshua Reynolds, 1780
This wicked, subtle chypre conceals its gentle sting
beneath warm vanilla and amber.
Citrus and oakmoss combine to create the tangy
undertow. Powerful wafting clouds of spicy powder,
gracefully linger. Sun lights the rooms and wine flows.
This is original formula; created, 1941
Updated 16th March 2011 at 05:49 PM by kumquat