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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. S O T D September 18, 2010

    by , 18th September 2010 at 06:53 PM (Scent of the Day)
    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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  2. SotD - Monday the 13th of September

    by , 13th September 2010 at 03:56 PM (Scent of the Day)
    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

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  3. SOTD Friday September 10, 2010

    by , 10th September 2010 at 04:19 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali-Femme
    A warm amber-based fragrance
    that is subtle and serene.
    Dreamscapes sculpted in sand and stone
    stir the imagination.
    Warm, edible scent is timeless
    and comforting.
    Clouds roll by. I close my eyes and
    remember beautiful creatures I've never seen.

    Created in 1987.
    Top notes of bergamot, violet leaf, carnation and myrrh.
    ...
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  4. SOTD Thrusday 09 September 2010

    by , 9th September 2010 at 06:28 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Guido Reni, 1575-1642
    Eau d'Italie-Paestum Rose
    Somewhat dry, this scent echos its namesake in Italy.
    I imagine it to be sunny, warm and mellow,
    although I have never been;
    cool in the dusty shadows.

    Like a sumptuous tapestry, the perfume unfolds.
    The scent of the rose is slowly revealed
    from the depths of many colors.
    Pepper and coriander, peony and currant buds;
    flowers
    ...

    Updated 9th September 2010 at 06:37 PM by kumquat

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  5. SOTD - Wednesday September 8th

    by , 8th September 2010 at 04:35 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    George Inness, circa-1893
    Parfumerie Generale-
    Aomassai

    A dense, caramel combined with smokey wood,
    leaves me in a cozy 'Afterglow'
    as in the name of the painting here.

    Autumn creeps ever closer.
    The nights are blissfully cool and a warm scent
    cheers the skin with rich, tasty tones.

    Aomassai Notes; caramel, toasted hazelnuts,
    licorice, bitter orange, spices,
    ...
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