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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, September 11, 2015 - DelRae Wit

    by , 11th September 2015 at 07:51 PM (Scent of the Day)

    Raoul Dufy, 1939
    DelRae- Wit
    Fancy curls of sweet flowers
    beckoning to the dance.
    Pink glows amid cool pastels and greens.
    The conversation sparkles in tandem
    with the champagne.

    Daphne is the centerpiece here.
    A rare scent whose mythology has
    earned it an honored place in history.
    Imperfect love angered the Gods and

    Updated 11th September 2015 at 08:23 PM by kumquat

    Tags: daphne, delrae, sotd, wit
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  2. SOTD, Saturday, May 2, 2015- Penhaligon's Ostara

    ​Georgia O'Keefe, Yellow Jonquils
    Penhaligon- Ostara
    Earthy, meringue-like clouds of waxy notes
    gleam in the golden rays.
    Sleepy, their pendulous heads nod in the sun,
    drinking in the recent rain.
    Somber, grey clouds scuttle off, leaving the glorious
    Vetiver and grasses wafting in their wake.
    Narcissus was doomed to love himself beyond all reason,
  3. SOTD- February 21, 2015, Jardin D'Amalfi

    by , 21st February 2015 at 08:05 PM (Scent of the Day)

    Henry Scott Tuke, 1850

    Jardin D'Amalfi

    Lemons blaze, hotter than the white heat on the green grass.
    Sleepy, wafts of tangerine and juicy neroli, roll by.
    It's time for a walk in the sunny garden.
    Dreaming in the daze of warmth,
    yellow striped butterflies prance with audacity.
    Bold; they know they are marked as "dangerous".

    Updated 13th March 2015 at 05:59 PM by kumquat

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  4. 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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  5. SOTD, MDCI- Cuir Garamante, June 22, 2014

    'Lady Godiva' by John Collier, 1897
    Parfums MDCI-
    Cuir Garamante

    Riding in protest yet provocative; assertive,
    ever the female in control.
    A woman takes the reigns donning
    the smoothest, richest leather.

    Daunting; the dark forest awaits.
    Sultry sandalwood, labdanum, nutmeg
    and saffron envelope the velvet robes in
    gentle wafting

    Updated 22nd June 2014 at 10:32 PM by kumquat

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