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.
Bessie Coleman, 1892-1926
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
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.
Updated 17th January 2012 at 03:17 PM by kumquat
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
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
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 07:26 PM by kumquat