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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 February 3d, 2011

    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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  2. SoTD - Saturday September 25th 2010

    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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  3. SOTD Monday 20 September 2010

    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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  4. S O T D September 18, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    John Singer Sargent, 1911
    Mona di Orio-Chamarré
    Swirling, dark;
    a crushed lavender sparked
    with sweet wood,
    kindles a fire
    on this gray day.

    Smooth as satin;
    a tapestry is woven
    in dense colors
    and calm repose.

    Topnotes; Lavender, clary sage, aldehydes
    Heartnotes; Turkish rose, iris, violet
    Basenotes; opoponax, cashmeran, ambre gris

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:31 PM by kumquat

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  5. SotD - Monday the 13th of September

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Richard E. Miller, 1924
    Guerlain-Parure

    Delicate but leathery,
    this may be the ideal feminine accompaniment.
    Tasteful florals are tempered by the subtle whisper of
    grass and moss. Gentle, yet intriguing, I find this
    a most pleasant companion.
    The garden beckons for another cup of tea.

    (Adornment) Guerlain translation is 'Adornment';
    also means a matching set - earrings
    ...

    Updated 13th September 2010 at 04:09 PM by kumquat

    Tags: guerlain, parure
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