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.
Profumum- Ambra Aurea
See how it taunts; just beyond reach,
a precious substance hoarded by rulers
that could warm to the human touch.
Glowing with the light of day,
smelling of warm wood and sap,
the bees are fooled, trapped forever
by their thirst and love for something sweet.
The pulse of the forest;
trees flow with
Updated 17th July 2014 at 05:32 PM by kumquat
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
Pass the canapés and hold in your stomach.
Even if your feet hurt and that bit of wit fell flat,
there is a soft,
Rosae Mundi, EDP
The memory of a garden, long ago,
many summers now, the dolls on the porch
and some strawberry jam.
Raspberries. Were there raspberries, too?
Fat and glossy; warming in the sun.
We played in the sprinklers
while the robins danced.
White-hot rays glazed the
bobbing blossoms on the pink tea roses.
I can taste it now;
Updated 24th March 2014 at 10:19 PM by kumquat
Top- Aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, cypress
Heart- Jasmine, rose, Lily-of-the-valley, ylang ylang
Base- Olibanum (frankincense), Vetiver, sandalwood, amber, tonka, musk
Created in 1961
A gentle woody musk that calls to mind
the 'Mad Men' era.
A woman had to use her feminine charms to play the game. Some things never change.
Updated 13th March 2015 at 05:49 PM by kumquat
John Singer Sargent
Spring rushes forth in this cascade of moss and gold.
A brisk, sparkling tingle brightens the afternoon.
Lazing in the grass with a good book, some fine wine and
charming companions, it might be a perfect day to fly a kite.
Creamy and unisex, this delightful blend is as sensual as it is poetic.
Men and women appreciate one another ; yin and yang.
Updated 17th April 2012 at 06:12 PM by kumquat
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