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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- Thurs, Jan 26, 2012



    Bessie Coleman, 1892-1926


    Caron-En Avion

    One can feel the rush of the props
    and the cool air as it picks up the scent of violets.
    Clouds scudding by in the azure sky;
    weightless, yet filled with the promise of a glorious day.
    The wind sings in the struts
    as we bank gently over the fields.

    Light leather stirs up from the
    supple coat and gloves,
    while garden flowers
    ...

    Updated 18th April 2012 at 03:56 PM by kumquat

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  2. SOTD Tuesday 17, January, 2012


    Annick Goutal-
    Eau d'Hadrien


    A soothing burst of lemon
    from the sparkling island of Cyprus.

    The fragrant cypress trees possess the lemon scent
    within their craggy branches.

    A swinging hammock;
    my face in the cool shade
    under the great trees.

    Hot sand between my toes,
    a fresh dip in the sea
    and a picnic lunch with dry red wine.

    The crisp
    ...

    Updated 17th January 2012 at 03:17 PM by kumquat

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  3. SOTD- Fri, Jan 13, 2012


    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 07:29 PM by kumquat

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  4. SOTD Sunday Jan 1, 2012


    Jean Harlow

    Pierre Balmain-
    Miss Balmain


    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 03:58 PM by kumquat

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  5. SOTD Friday, Dec. 9, 2011


    Henri Rousseau, The Snake Charmer, 1907

    Nuit Noir
    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.

    Top Notes
    Orange Flower, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange

    Middle Notes
    Oliban, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Sandalwood,
    ...

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:26 PM by kumquat

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