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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 Monday 20 September 2010

    by , 20th September 2010 at 05:52 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Summer seems to have made
    one more curtain call.
    Another glorious day in the sun calls
    for a tart green delight such as this.

    Dancing, darting among the flowers;
    tangy tomato leaves and sassy musk
    leave a perky contrail of energy behind.

    Notes; blackcurrant, tomato leaves, verbena,
    fig leaves, white musk
    Tags: heeley, verveine
  2. S O T D September 18, 2010

    by , 18th September 2010 at 07:53 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    John Singer Sargent, 1911
    Mona di Orio-Chamarré
    Swirling, dark;
    a crushed lavender sparked
    with sweet wood,
    kindles a fire
    on this gray day.

    Smooth as satin;
    a tapestry is woven
    in dense colors
    and calm repose.

    Topnotes; Lavender, clary sage, aldehydes
    Heartnotes; Turkish rose, iris, violet
    Basenotes; opoponax, cashmeran, ambre gris

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 08:31 PM by kumquat

  3. SotD - Monday the 13th of September

    by , 13th September 2010 at 04:56 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Richard E. Miller, 1924

    Delicate but leathery,
    this may be the ideal feminine accompaniment.
    Tasteful florals are tempered by the subtle whisper of
    grass and moss. Gentle, yet intriguing, I find this
    a most pleasant companion.
    The garden beckons for another cup of tea.

    (Adornment) Guerlain translation is 'Adornment';
    also means a matching set - earrings

    Updated 13th September 2010 at 05:09 PM by kumquat

    Tags: guerlain, parure
  4. SOTD Friday September 10, 2010

    by , 10th September 2010 at 05:19 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali-Femme
    A warm amber-based fragrance
    that is subtle and serene.
    Dreamscapes sculpted in sand and stone
    stir the imagination.
    Warm, edible scent is timeless
    and comforting.
    Clouds roll by. I close my eyes and
    remember beautiful creatures I've never seen.

    Created in 1987.
    Top notes of bergamot, violet leaf, carnation and myrrh.
  5. SOTD Thrusday 09 September 2010

    by , 9th September 2010 at 07:28 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Guido Reni, 1575-1642
    Eau d'Italie-Paestum Rose
    Somewhat dry, this scent echos its namesake in Italy.
    I imagine it to be sunny, warm and mellow,
    although I have never been;
    cool in the dusty shadows.

    Like a sumptuous tapestry, the perfume unfolds.
    The scent of the rose is slowly revealed
    from the depths of many colors.
    Pepper and coriander, peony and currant buds;

    Updated 9th September 2010 at 07:37 PM by kumquat

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