My impression of the fragrance I am wearing on this day. Usually the fragrance notes are included, if known.
Bond no.9- Chinatown
Proud, perfect plum blossom perky and prim,
glows with oriental spices;
cardomom anchors the sultry cloud
as it hovers in the trees.
Red; the color of happiness,
luck and all good life forces,
rushes forth as it fills my heart.
The rich scent is redolent;
representative of an ancient civilization
Updated 13th July 2014 at 04:18 PM by kumquat
Top- Aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, cypress
Heart- Jasmine, rose, Lily-of-the-valley, ylang ylang
Base- Olibanum (frankincense), Vetiver, sandalwood, amber, tonka, musk
Created in 1961
A gentle woody musk that calls to mind
the 'Mad Men' era.
A woman had to use her feminine charms
Updated 24th March 2014 at 10:33 PM by kumquat
Thomas Gainsborough-Portrait of a Lady in Blue
Guerlain- L'Heure Bleue
Heliotrope- powdery, cherry almonds,
good enough to eat,
surround one in a joyful cloud.
Cool tones strike wistful notes.
Imagine the days when scent was so precious,
only the wealthy had this luxury;
the tremendous pleasure it gave
in a gray, dreary world.
L’Heure Bleue was created by Jacques Guerlain
Updated 4th April 2012 at 08:37 PM by kumquat
George Inness, Home of the Heron, 1893
Serge Lutens-Bois Oriental
Surging, throbbing waves of color
are the feathers in the woods.
These great wings of delight
carry me from tree to tree in a gust of
bronze and gold.
The cedars and the gentle pines,
caress the senses with smoke and
sap, coursing through their limbs.
Boozy, there in the sky, I am rocking
Updated 13th January 2012 at 07:29 PM by kumquat
Henri Rousseau, The Snake Charmer, 1907
Exquisite leather and deepest orange liqueur;
a swirl of woods and dark delight.
Dancing, running, into dangerous night.
Animals; cunning, strong and still loving,
the smooth blackness of the ancient trees.
Orange Flower, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange
Oliban, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Sandalwood,
Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:26 PM by kumquat
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