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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 19 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Salomon van Ruisdael, 1602
    Heeley-Sel Marin
    A perfect rendition of a salt marsh or a
    romp in the ocean on a hot day.
    My eyes are closed and I float aimlessly, quietly.
    I dream of the beautiful parrot fish darting
    among the rocks in the dappled sunlight.

    Sel Marin Notes;
    lemon, Sicilian bergamot, sea salt, seaweed, vetiver, birch, cedar
    Tags: heeley, sel marin
  2. SotD - Monday the 16th of August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Kumquat's garden
    Penhaligon's-Lily & Spice
    The season wanes and I'm feeling melancholy.
    Spicy, perky juice lifts my spirits and propels me into a mellow summer day.
    The blazing heat of last week has lifted and the cats can play in the sun again.
    This golden floriental is perfect for garden appreciation.
    Soon, the bees will chase me!

    Top-White Madonna Lily and Saffron
  3. SotD - Saturday the 14th of August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Montale-Black Aoud
    A regal scent suffused with leather.
    I can hardly wait for the ultimate dri-down;
    sensuous rose petals that taste of love's sweet kiss.

    Red rose, aoud, labdanum, sandalwood
  4. SotD: Thursday 12 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Gustave Courbet
    Miss Dior

    A divinely sensuous, woody-grass note that soothes and stimulates.
    Just as it lulls me into a calm repose,
    I'm aware that a green brightness has sharpened my senses.
    Out of the warm woody depths, comes a smoky, tart taste.
    Delight & take flight!

    Created in 1947 by Paul Vacher in collaboration
    with Jean Carles and Serge Heftler-Louiche,
    a fresh

    Updated 19th January 2012 at 05:58 PM by kumquat

    Tags: miss dior
  5. SotD: Wednesday 11 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Jean Patou - Normandie
    Drifting along under the influence of the famous
    carnation/amber base of Patou,
    this is an elegant way to pass the time on a hot summer's day.
    Perhaps a dip in the pool, or a good novel in the shade...

    Created in 1935 by Henri Alméras classical soft oriental floral edp with
    top notes of carnation,
    heart notes of jasmine, rose and opoponax on
    base notes
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