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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- Fri, Jan 13, 2012

    by , 13th January 2012 at 06:54 PM (Scent of the Day)

    George Inness, Home of the Heron, 1893

    Serge Lutens-Bois Oriental
    Surging, throbbing waves of color
    are the feathers in the woods.
    These great wings of delight
    carry me from tree to tree in a gust of
    bronze and gold.

    The cedars and the gentle pines,
    caress the senses with smoke and
    sap, coursing through their limbs.

    Boozy, there in the sky, I am rocking

    Updated 13th January 2012 at 07:29 PM by kumquat

    Scent of the Day
  2. 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

  3. 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

    Scent of the Day
  4. 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
  5. 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

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