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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- Thurs, Jan 26, 2012



    Bessie Coleman, 1892-1926


    Caron-En Avion

    One can feel the rush of the props
    and the cool air as it picks up the scent of violets.
    Clouds scudding by in the azure sky;
    weightless, yet filled with the promise of a glorious day.
    The wind sings in the struts
    as we bank gently over the fields.

    Light leather stirs up from the
    supple coat and gloves,
    while garden flowers
    ...

    Updated 18th April 2012 at 03:56 PM by kumquat

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  2. SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    'Echo & Narcissus', Nicolas Poussin, 1630
    Narcisse Noir-Caron
    Sensuous, florid
    waves of orange blossom,
    followed by the warm,
    animal grasp of civit.
    Beauty and love collide.


    Created in 1911 by Caron's founder, Ernest Daltroff.
    Notes of orange blossom, bergamot, petitgrain, lemon, rose,
    jasmine, jonquil, Persian black narcissus,
    musk, vetiver, civet, and sandalwood.
    ...
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  3. SOTD Friday 20 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Caron-Violette Précieuse
    This is the earthy, dark green original version.
    Created in 1913 by Ernest Daltroff, it has the gorgeous shot of
    oakmoss that grips the throat and turns the shy violet into a bossy babe.

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:38 PM by kumquat

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  4. SOTD - Sunday, 25 July 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Caron - Fleurs de Rocaille
    (Rockgarden Flowers)

    Fairytale colors strewn along a glorious path,
    I am lead to a bright stream that cools my feet.
    So many flowers it's impossible to choose.
    The amber and sandalwood encompasses them all
    in a sunny glow that displays their finery.

    Created by Ernest Daltroff, in 1934 in USA.
    This is vintage parfum.
    A floral fragrance with notes;
    ...

    Updated 5th May 2012 at 07:37 PM by kumquat

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  5. SotD - Sunday the 20th of June

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

    Caron - Infini

    Delightful in the original formula
    with its 'Caron' carnation base.
    Not to be discounted in the more recent
    version with more aldehydic emphasis.
    Powerful, almost gaseous to start,
    I am fueled as for lift-off.
    Jungle florals and sandalwood mingle passionately.
    There's nothing to stop me as I soar to an
    all-time
    ...
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