Saturday, May 12, 2012
New tag: Scent of the Day!
I've seen this neat new tag being put on a few of the other blogs I follow and thought it was a neat idea! Scent of the Day is meant to be about the scent or combination of scents that the blogger is wearing (Or wore) during a given post. However, since I have a damaged nasal nerve, my ability to analyze smells is greatly diminished. It takes a strong scent for me to be able to pick out notes but I've recently found out that perfume oils are the best way to get that strength.
Today's combination is two scents from One Hand Washes the Other: Bitten and Toxid Lotus.
Bitten: The scent of an apple orchard after a spring rain, key notes are green apple, honey, rain, and just a nip of black pepper to shake things up.
Toxid Lotus: Everyone has a darker side. Another scent created for Manda of Toxid-Lotus.net, this one is like I Smell Like A Witch's older sister, you know, the one always in trouble for doing something devious. Blackened dark Musk, Red Wine, Damask Rose Absolute, Frankincense, Baby Roses, Myrrh, and a hint of White Amber.
I don't own a full size Toxid Lotus product yet but I did receive a sample with my recent order from OHWTO. It was still unreleased at the time but I fell in love with it! I wore Bitten in oil form on my pulse points and added a touch of Toxid Lotus on my wrists and neck to prevent it from completely overpowering Bitten.
With my limited sense of smell, this smelled like roses on a summer night as the sun went down wafting through an orchard. I love it! I have a rather vivid and wordy imagination when it comes to scents so my mind created a small scenario for this scent:
Their illicit relationship, while new, was raging with the heat of the summer's sun. Him the indentured farmer's assistant and her the mistress' new house girl. A tryst between them was not entirely forbidden but certainly not encouraged lest it distract them from work. Besides, they were of different worlds, one clean and pure, the other a man of the earth with knowledge of its bounty. Nevertheless, from the moment their eyes met, they kept meeting with increasing heat.
One chance evening, she was picking roses from the garden for the lady's scented baths and he was out late picking the fragrant apples from the nearby orchard. Chasing after apples from an overturned barrel, he caught sight of her in the garden. Startled by the sound, she pricked her finger on a rose's thorn with a hiss of pain. Abandoning the apples, he came to her, still smelling like the sweet fruits of his labor, and pressed his sleeve to the cut. After the initial shock wore off, they both realized they were touching and their heat began to rise. As the summer twilight cooled the air, their bodies fulfilled what their stolen glances promised and the sweet notes of roses and apples twined through the breeze.
So yeah... uh, sorry about the random take off into fiction world! Hope you liked my new type of post :)