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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 23 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    W.A. Bouguereau, 1895

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier-
    Iris Bleu Gris

    Awash in a sea of iris root and vetiver;
    I feel irresistible and dangerously human.
    A gentle undercurrent of violet feels like
    a fairy-tale ending to this classic drama.

    Iris root, wood and leather notes. Flowery.
    Top Note: Leafy green, lemon, bergamot;
    Middle Note: Iris absolute, vanilla, jasmine;
  2. SOTD - Saturday, 21 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Tip your head back and drink in the glorious
    waves of vanilla & stryax that
    make this a tasty gourmet scent.
    Golden is the color that fills my head and
    a sweet warmth is in my mouth.
    This perfume is making me thirsty!

    Launched in 1989.
    Top notes are coriander, fir resin,
    bergamot, geranium and lemon;
    middle notes are labdanum,

    Updated 21st August 2010 at 03:31 PM by kumquat

    Tags: ambra, etro
  3. SOTD Friday 20 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Caron-Violette Précieuse
    This is the earthy, dark green original version.
    Created in 1913 by Ernest Daltroff, it has the gorgeous shot of
    oakmoss that grips the throat and turns the shy violet into a bossy babe.

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:38 PM by kumquat

  4. SOTD Thursday 19 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Salomon van Ruisdael, 1602
    Heeley-Sel Marin
    A perfect rendition of a salt marsh or a
    romp in the ocean on a hot day.
    My eyes are closed and I float aimlessly, quietly.
    I dream of the beautiful parrot fish darting
    among the rocks in the dappled sunlight.

    Sel Marin Notes;
    lemon, Sicilian bergamot, sea salt, seaweed, vetiver, birch, cedar
    Tags: heeley, sel marin
  5. SotD - Monday the 16th of August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Kumquat's garden
    Penhaligon's-Lily & Spice
    The season wanes and I'm feeling melancholy.
    Spicy, perky juice lifts my spirits and propels me into a mellow summer day.
    The blazing heat of last week has lifted and the cats can play in the sun again.
    This golden floriental is perfect for garden appreciation.
    Soon, the bees will chase me!

    Top-White Madonna Lily and Saffron
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