My impression of the fragrance I am wearing on this day. Usually the fragrance notes are included, if known.
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
Updated 24th March 2014 at 10:33 PM by kumquat
Thomas Gainsborough-Portrait of a Lady in Blue
Guerlain- L'Heure Bleue
Heliotrope- powdery, cherry almonds,
good enough to eat,
surround one in a joyful cloud.
Cool tones strike wistful notes.
Imagine the days when scent was so precious,
only the wealthy had this luxury;
the tremendous pleasure it gave
in a gray, dreary world.
L’Heure Bleue was created by Jacques Guerlain
Updated 4th April 2012 at 08:37 PM by kumquat
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
Henri Rousseau, The Snake Charmer, 1907
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.
Orange Flower, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange
Oliban, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Sandalwood,
Updated 14th January 2012 at 07:26 PM by kumquat
Originally Posted by kumquat
Ann Margret in "Kitten with a Whip"
Robert Piguet - Bandit
Dark green, sassy tingle.
1999 Re-orchestration by Delphine Lebeau of Givaudan with
top notes of neroli, orange, ylang-ylang and galbanum,
heart notes of jasmine, rose leather and tuberose on
base notes of musk, vetiver, patchouli and oak moss.
Updated 13th March 2011 at 06:50 PM by kumquat