Thursday, September 25, 2008
A random rave
I used to love doing random rave posts at POL. I don't know why I've never done them here, but today it feels necessary. I woke up this morning with an intense craving for roses--which presented a dilemma, given that I must have a dozen or more beloved rose soliflores from which to choose. I sniffed my way through Hové Rose Celeste, Madini Rose, Lagniappe Oaks Cameo Rose, the Fragrance Shop's Magnificent Rose, African Tea Rose and Somalian Rose--etc., etc. I found what I was looking for in Tigerflag's Rose Attar. It's mellow and rich, yet light. It's a very clean rose, but there's nothing sanitized or gutless about it. Being a natural attar, it does have that background of sandalwood, but the flower absolutely carries the day. The bloom is never overwhelmed, even at the very end of the drydown. The whole experience is rose heaven, from start to finish.
Feel free to share a rave of your own if you're so inclined.
(By the way, there are a couple of new posts at Turn Outward: Can we talk? and Druidic morning)
Girl with a Rose, Guido Reni. Image from Web Gallery of Art.