Hey Everyone, This month we are trying something new. New idea, new crew, NEW NEW NEW! We’ve gathered together a fabulously far flung gang. In my mind this idea was to let our creativity flourish with the least amount of parameters possible. We get a word, we get a date, we have to choose a single fragrance that fits the word and then have to explain how it fits together, in our way. As much or little as we feel the word/fragrance connection needs. We are going to probe a little into how each of us bloggers see the world, fragrance, ourselves. Also, if this idea works, we get to see how one word can inspire different directions in connection. or not. Everyone has signed up for 12 first Mondays of the month.
BRAVE Scent Semantics #1
This month the word is BRAVE. There’s an Aussie singer Kate Ceberano. Her first album was titled BRAVE (1989) and it was the soundtrack of our lives for a while.
The title song BRAVE has been running through my head over the last couple of weeks. No reason, just popped in there and won’t leave. The link will take you to the video.
Walking into Serge Lutens Palais Royale purple nightmare is BRAVE. That place is seriously skeevy. The blue light lit purple and black room feels like it is trying to enter your eyes and devour your brain. The walls seem like they are leaning in towards you with nefarious intent. The only hope of escape is via the black glossy spiral staircase in the centre of the main room where the faintest hint of light beams down to the ghastly gothic crypt. Thing is, that’s invitation only. Even the hostesses are glamorously ghoulish in the pattern of Morticia Addams, but utterly gallic. Feminité du Bois by Serge Lutens utterly embodies the darkness full of beauty and lightness that I feel when entering that shrine to perfumery.
Above is the collection of Feminité du Bois (1992) at Serge Lutens Palais Royale. Spiced fruits, ginger, woods and vanilla create a mysterious, enigmatic, alluring combination. Nothing that smells this decadent and enticing can be good for you.
Here are the dregs of my bottle. There are only about 3-4ml left. Yes, I have it’s successor on standby.
Please go check out the other Scent Semantics crew. Remember to leave them a comment too. This is about collaboration and communication.
How are you, or have you been, fragrantly BRAVE?