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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 Tuesday 15 March 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Shinsui, 1953
    Shiseido-Murasaki
    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
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  2. SOTD Monday 28 February 2011


    'The Ladies Waldegrave', Joshua Reynolds, 1780

    Chantilly-Houbigant


    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
    Notes: Bergamot,
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    Updated 16th March 2011 at 04:49 PM by kumquat

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  3. SotD - Saturday the 12th of February

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edgar Degas, 'False Start' circa 1872
    Derby-Guerlain
    Creamy, mellow floral chypre
    with all the sport and flair of
    a day at the races. All the while,
    green grass of the fields
    beckon for a last carefree romp.

    Notes: artemisia, bergamot, lemon, peppermint, jasmine, mace, pepper,
    pimento, rose, leather, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver.
    Tags: derby, guerlain
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  4. SOTD Thursday 10 February



    Adieu Sagesse-Jean Patou
    "Throw caution to the wind"
    and wear this frisky, floral chypre.
    While powder and carnation dominate,
    vetiver and musk anchor the raucous ride.

    Top notes; neroli, narcissus, bergamot, lily-of-the-valley and black currant;
    middle notes are carnation, jasmine and tuberose;
    base notes are vetiver, musk.
  5. SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    'Echo & Narcissus', Nicolas Poussin, 1630
    Narcisse Noir-Caron
    Sensuous, florid
    waves of orange blossom,
    followed by the warm,
    animal grasp of civit.
    Beauty and love collide.


    Created in 1911 by Caron's founder, Ernest Daltroff.
    Notes of orange blossom, bergamot, petitgrain, lemon, rose,
    jasmine, jonquil, Persian black narcissus,
    musk, vetiver, civet, and sandalwood.
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