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.
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.
Thank-you for the kind remark. This one feels especially old-school to me.
Zephyr, so kind!
Thanks, 30 Roses!
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.
Thank-you, Prosperonline! You're too kind! I hope you do try 31 Rue Cambon and like it as much as I do.
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.
This entry makes me smile. I'm new to this fragrance, just starting to get to know it. This is a lovely description.
lutens really doesn't do it for me. what an incredible painting though!
Excellent post, thanks for sharing. Love the artwork, too!
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.
What a nice comment! I will try to keep them coming! I have slowed down some, but I still add one now and then.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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