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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 - Wednesday 1st of September 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Chris Beck
    Serge Lutens-A la Nuit
    Pulsating clouds of tropical splendor
    float optimistically by.
    The air is heavy with impending rain.
    It is sultry, yet cool.
    There is calm before the storm.

    Slightly green, tangy,
    but still heady and sweet;
    jasmine is queen of all flora!

    Notes; Moroccan, Indian and Egyptian jasmine,
    green shoots, white honey, benzoin,
    ...
    Tags: a la nuit, lutens
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  2. SotD Tuesday 24 August-10

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    James Whistler, 1872-4
    Delrae-Début
    Cloaked in a comforting cocoon of green delight;
    I embark on a cool new day.
    Rain has come and the temperatures are falling.
    Lilly of the valley makes a dainty partner
    with creamy linden in this feminine, citrus juice.
    I feel keen and clear. Fresh!

    Bergamot, lime, green leaves, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley,
    linden blossom, vetiver,
    ...

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:35 PM by kumquat

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  3. SOTD Monday 23 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    W.A. Bouguereau, 1895

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier-
    Iris Bleu Gris

    Awash in a sea of iris root and vetiver;
    I feel irresistible and dangerously human.
    A gentle undercurrent of violet feels like
    a fairy-tale ending to this classic drama.

    Iris root, wood and leather notes. Flowery.
    Top Note: Leafy green, lemon, bergamot;
    Middle Note: Iris absolute, vanilla, jasmine;
    ...
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  4. SOTD - Saturday, 21 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Etro-Ambra
    Tip your head back and drink in the glorious
    waves of vanilla & stryax that
    make this a tasty gourmet scent.
    Golden is the color that fills my head and
    a sweet warmth is in my mouth.
    This perfume is making me thirsty!

    Launched in 1989.
    Top notes are coriander, fir resin,
    bergamot, geranium and lemon;
    middle notes are labdanum,
    patchouli
    ...

    Updated 21st August 2010 at 03:31 PM by kumquat

    Tags: ambra, etro
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  5. SOTD Friday 20 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Caron-Violette Précieuse
    This is the earthy, dark green original version.
    Created in 1913 by Ernest Daltroff, it has the gorgeous shot of
    oakmoss that grips the throat and turns the shy violet into a bossy babe.

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:38 PM by kumquat

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