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  1. kumquat's Avatar
    Thanks, Miracleborgtech and Jspo, for the kind and thoughtful comments. I'm really touched. Regarding the story and image of 'Lady Godiva', I especially liked the rebellious aspect of the story. But, as you point out, she appears submissive in the image. A sign of acquiescence and respect- also fitting for the scent.
  2. kumquat's Avatar
    Thanks for the interest. I really enjoy this painting. I don't know the artist. It's from the museum of Art in Princeton, NJ. It's depicting a historical "rape" scene conducted by Roman soldiers. This woman, however, appears fairly entranced by her captor. Interesting what the wealthy folks found entertaining in the days before movies.
  3. kumquat's Avatar
    Thank-you for the kind remark. This one feels especially old-school to me.
  4. kumquat's Avatar
    Zephyr, so kind!
  5. kumquat's Avatar
    Thanks, 30 Roses!
  6. kumquat's Avatar
    Although the chief note given is listed as peach blossom, I keep getting plum blossom. I recently compared this to Tom Ford- Plum Japonais ​and the similarities were striking.
  7. kumquat's Avatar
    Thank-you, Prosperonline! You're too kind! I hope you do try 31 Rue Cambon and like it as much as I do.
  8. kumquat's Avatar
    The current one doesn't have oak moss. So it has very little character. It is too pale and sweet. Vintage is always better, sadly. The last time I bought it, a few years ago it was still good. Darn, it must have been changed by now.
    Updated 18th March 2014 at 09:10 PM by kumquat
  9. mimielle's Avatar
    This entry makes me smile. I'm new to this fragrance, just starting to get to know it. This is a lovely description.
  10. MonkeyBars's Avatar
    lutens really doesn't do it for me. what an incredible painting though!
  11. heavenscent1's Avatar
    Excellent post, thanks for sharing. Love the artwork, too!
  12. LaBoheme's Avatar
    Nice!
  13. kumquat's Avatar
    Yes, I think it's great they offer the extrait! That is definitely the way to go. You won't believe how creamy and smooth it is.
  14. kumquat's Avatar
    What a nice comment! I will try to keep them coming! I have slowed down some, but I still add one now and then.
  15. kumquat's Avatar
    Thanks for the comment, Primrose. This is one of the first perfumes I went out of my way to find after trying a sample. I held off on doing a blog entry because I'm not sure if it is easy to buy. If you do find it, it is well worth the trouble!
  16. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Derby! Fine art that it is, I love your artwork to go with it, kumquat!

    Yes, Primrose - I, too, much prefer the bee bottle, and am glad I've got mine. Still, I do appreciate that the scent itself has held up well.
  17. Primrose's Avatar
    Derby is one of my all time favs. I prefer this to Sous Le Vent.

    A tragedy about the new, square bottle.

    Thank you for sharing your SOTD.
  18. Renaissance_Man's Avatar
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog posts. They're all tastefully done and the art is always wonderfurlly enjoyable (my kind of stuff). Just the whole style of your blog is perfect in its classy simplicity.
    Great job and please keep them coming!
  19. Eliza's Avatar
    Yes, I tried this one and love it. "Blazing heat"- yes, it's a lily under the hot sun! I love this one so much . I could own this! Didn't know there was hot pepper and clove in it. What a great composition. Great blog Kumquat.
  20. ECaruthers's Avatar
    It's great to see your blog again, kumquat. You must have the world's best collection of art (books? slides? URLs?)
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