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Scent of the Day

My impression of the fragrance I am wearing on this day. Usually the fragrance notes are included, if known.

  1. SOTD- Bond no.9- Chinatown, Sunday, July 13, 2014



    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

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  2. SOTD Monday, January, 27 2014


    Audrey Hepburn

    Hermés- Caléche

    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

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  3. SOtD Tuesday 27, March, 2012


    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

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  4. SOTD- Fri, Jan 13, 2012


    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

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  5. SOTD Friday, Dec. 9, 2011


    Henri Rousseau, The Snake Charmer, 1907

    Nuit Noir
    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.

    Top Notes
    Orange Flower, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange

    Middle Notes
    Oliban, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Sandalwood,
    ...

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:26 PM by kumquat

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