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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, 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,
    ...
  2. SOTD- February 21, 2015, Jardin D'Amalfi

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

    Henry Scott Tuke, 1850

    Creed-
    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. SOTD- May 4, 2014



    DelRae- Début, EDP
    Darkest green surviving coolest, crispy nights
    sparkling white angel's caps
    float like so much dainty tulle.

    If there were fairies, surely it would be here.
    The snap of bergamot and linden blossom,
    gay as a warbler's song, carry the happy notes
    through the delicate breeze.

    Gather as many as you can.
    ...

    Updated 13th March 2015 at 05:55 PM by kumquat

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