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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 Sunday Jan 1, 2012

    Jean Harlow

    Pierre Balmain-
    Miss Balmain

    Hot, rushing leather and galbanum;
    a swirl of satin and she's gone.
    Who was that stunning blond over there by the fire?

    The heart pounds as the furs are too warm.
    Everyone wants a cocktail.
    The cats snuggle on the sofa and enjoy
    the amusing conversation.

    A leather-floral-woody chypre with green top notes, ...

    Updated 1st January 2012 at 03:58 PM by kumquat

  2. SOTD Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

    by , 9th December 2011 at 05:37 PM (Scent of the Day)

    Henri Rousseau, The Snake Charmer, 1907

    Nuit Noir
    Exquisite leather and deepest orange liqueur;
    a swirl of woods and dark delight.
    Dancing, running, into dangerous night.
    Animals; cunning, strong and still loving,
    the smooth blackness of the ancient trees.

    Top Notes
    Orange Flower, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange

    Middle Notes
    Oliban, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Sandalwood,

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:26 PM by kumquat

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  3. SOTD Tuesday 15 March 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Shinsui, 1953
    Genius flow of woods into green,
    followed by flowers up the winding path.
    Leather straps hold the bucket.
    Gently, the stream sparkles.

    Murasaki, launched in 1980 by Shiseido is a floral-green fragrance for women.
    Top notes are; gardenia, galbanum, peach, hiacynth and bergamot
    Middle notes are; lily, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose
  4. SOTD Monday 28 February 2011

    by , 28th February 2011 at 04:30 PM (Scent of the Day)

    'The Ladies Waldegrave', Joshua Reynolds, 1780


    This wicked, subtle chypre conceals its gentle sting
    beneath warm vanilla and amber.
    Citrus and oakmoss combine to create the tangy
    undertow. Powerful wafting clouds of spicy powder,
    gracefully linger. Sun lights the rooms and wine flows.

    This is original formula; created, 1941
    Notes: Bergamot,

    Updated 16th March 2011 at 04:49 PM by kumquat

  5. SotD - Saturday the 12th of February

    by , 12th February 2011 at 05:12 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edgar Degas, 'False Start' circa 1872
    Creamy, mellow floral chypre
    with all the sport and flair of
    a day at the races. All the while,
    green grass of the fields
    beckon for a last carefree romp.

    Notes: artemisia, bergamot, lemon, peppermint, jasmine, mace, pepper,
    pimento, rose, leather, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver.
    Tags: derby, guerlain
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