My impression of the fragrance I am wearing on this day. Usually the fragrance notes are included, if known.
Raoul Dufy, 1939
Fancy curls of sweet flowers
beckoning to the dance.
Pink glows amid cool pastels and greens.
The conversation sparkles in tandem
with the champagne.
Daphne is the centerpiece here.
A rare scent whose mythology has
earned it an honored place in history.
Imperfect love angered the Gods and
Updated 11th September 2015 at 08:23 PM by kumquat
Georgia O'Keefe, Yellow Jonquils
Earthy, meringue-like clouds of waxy notes
gleam in the golden rays.
Sleepy, their pendulous heads nod in the sun,
drinking in the recent rain.
Somber, grey clouds scuttle off, leaving the glorious
Vetiver and grasses wafting in their wake.
Narcissus was doomed to love himself beyond all reason,
Henry Scott Tuke, 1850
Lemons blaze, hotter than the white heat on the green grass.
Sleepy, wafts of tangerine and juicy neroli, roll by.
It's time for a walk in the sunny garden.
Dreaming in the daze of warmth,
yellow striped butterflies prance with audacity.
Bold; they know they are marked as "dangerous".
Updated 13th March 2015 at 05:59 PM by kumquat
Bond no.9- Chinatown
Proud, perfect plum blossom perky and prim,
glows with oriental spices;
cardomom anchors the sultry cloud
as it hovers in the trees.
Red; the color of happiness,
luck and all good life forces,
rushes forth as it fills my heart.
The rich scent is redolent;
representative of an ancient civilization
Updated 13th July 2014 at 04:18 PM by kumquat
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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