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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, April 29, 2014



    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

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  2. 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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  3. SOTD Monday, 24 March 2014


    Kumquat's garden
    Profumum-
    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

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  4. SOTD Monday, January, 27 2014

    by , 27th January 2014 at 09:51 PM (Scent of the Day)

    Audrey Hepburn

    Hermés- Caléche

    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

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  5. SOTD Tuesday, April17, 2012


    John Singer Sargent
    Serge Lutens-
    Vetiver Oriental

    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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