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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 Thursday 10 February

    by , 10th February 2011 at 05:16 PM (Scent of the Day)


    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.
  2. SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    by , 5th February 2011 at 07:03 PM (Scent of the Day)
    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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  3. SotD Thursday February 3d, 2011

    by , 3rd February 2011 at 05:08 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    'Cleopatra on the Philae', Frederick Arthur Bridgeman, 1896

    In honor of Egypt,
    the mysterious,
    earthy vetiver of
    Guerlain-Djedi


    Notes: rose, vetiver, musk, oakmoss, leather, civet and patchouli
    Tags: djedi, guerlain
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  4. SoTD - Saturday September 25th 2010

    by , 25th September 2010 at 04:15 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Eduard Manet, 1882

    Diptyque-Jardin Clos
    Backwards in time,
    I dream of spring again.
    Cool breaths of watermelon
    tease lilacs out to play.

    The wind moves gently as
    the robins feed on juicy bugs.
    There is little time before the snow,
    yet the glorious sweetness lingers.

    Notes: hyacinth, white lilac,
    watermelon, musk, cedar, moss
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  5. SOTD Monday 20 September 2010

    by , 20th September 2010 at 04:52 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Heeley-Verveine
    Summer seems to have made
    one more curtain call.
    Another glorious day in the sun calls
    for a tart green delight such as this.

    Dancing, darting among the flowers;
    tangy tomato leaves and sassy musk
    leave a perky contrail of energy behind.

    Notes; blackcurrant, tomato leaves, verbena,
    fig leaves, white musk
    Tags: heeley, verveine
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