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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 Friday 03 September

    by , 3rd September 2010 at 04:47 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Renoir, 1887
    Jil Sander No.4

    Blinded by hot waves of tuberose;
    I am reminded of what it means to be feminine.
    The cool water of a gentle stream is a welcome contrast
    to the warmth of the oriental bloom of spices here.
    The blue skies and puffy clouds dry the
    clean white towels for a glorious sun bath.
    The last of the summer.

    Top notes; Plum, Peach, Anise, Coriander
    ...

    Updated 9th September 2010 at 10:03 PM by kumquat

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  2. SotD - Thursday the 2nd of September

    by , 2nd September 2010 at 03:37 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Fragonard, 1767
    Dior-Dioressence
    An elaborate tumble into the golden woods;
    this charming tapestry of scent and wonder.
    I take deep breaths as the mossy green panoply unfolds.
    There is magic in the forest again today.

    Created by Guy Robert of IFF;
    a soft oriental aldehyde parfum with
    top notes of fruit and rose;
    heart notes of jasmine, geranium, cinnamon and vanilla and
    base
    ...

    Updated 2nd September 2010 at 06:27 PM by kumquat

    Tags: dior, dioressence
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  3. SOTD - Wednesday 1st of September 2010

    by , 1st September 2010 at 02:52 PM (Scent of the Day)
    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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  4. 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

    Tags: debut, delrae
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  5. 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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