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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 Friday, April 25, 2014


    Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
    Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon
    A raucous party of bergamot and patchouli,
    whirling giddy with too much champagne.
    Business is pleasure but when did pleasure
    become business?

    Pass the canapés and hold in your stomach.
    Even if your feet hurt and that bit of wit fell flat,
    there is a soft,
    ...
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  2. S o t D - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Chanel - Bois des Iles

    Sandalwood creates the illusion of gingerbread here in this sensuous creation.
    Cool iris and coriander bring clever contrast.
    I think of Red Riding Hood with her basket of goodies to deliver to Grandmother's house.

    Notes of sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, ylang ylang, iris,
    coriander, rose, jasmine and aldehydes.
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  3. SotD Monday, May 31

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Cy Twombly
    Chanel - Eau Première
    A glowing, fizzy reminder of the domineering Chanel No. 5.
    Soft-cloudlike, I touch the ceiling as if
    I am a balloon from the carnival.
    I bounce along until the door is opened
    and I am free in the bright blue sky.
    Gentle jasmine trails behind.

    Notes for the EDP - aldehydes, Grasse jasmine, rose,
    ylang-ylang, iris, amber, and patchouli.
    ...

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:55 PM by kumquat

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  4. SotD Thursday 13 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Chanel - Cuir de Russie

    This is the parfum which has far
    fewer aldehydes than the EDT.
    An initial profusion of florals
    and leather and in the end, a buttery
    iris and amber combination.
    Perhaps there's a nuzzle in the offing?

    Notes include; orange blossom, bergamot,
    mandarin, clary sage; iris, jasmine,
    rose, ylang-ylang, cedarwood, vetiver,
    styrax,
    ...

    Updated 1st March 2011 at 12:25 AM by kumquat

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  5. SotD Monday 10 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Claude Monet, 1872

    Chanel no.5
    Deep, luscious jasmine envelopes me in a swath of pure pink.
    Thoroughly enchanting in the pure parfum.

    Top notes – Ylang-Ylang and Neroli
    Heart notes – Grasse Jasmine and May Rose
    Base notes – Sandalwood and Vanilla
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