Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ode to Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company


Ammonia on Linoleum
Kiwi Shoe Polish
Ground Black Pepper
Radio Flyer Wagon
Early Spring Dirt
Pike Place Market
Hickory Wood Chips

Image from thevine.com


  1. gosh I love this perfume - thanks for the ode!

  2. Love your ode. What's the radio fire wagon? The rest I can imagine.

  3. First of all, I may just have to develop a symbol to indicate I came, I saw, I loved once more...your odes are so delightful.

    Radio Flyer Wagon...the odd metal smell (I'm assuming an old school wagon), or a smell while riding along in one? I could see either...

    Put another heart on Sel de Vetiver for me. Officially, it belongs to Himself; it may or may not be spritzed elsewise.

  4. Hi Frida - yes, Sel de Vetiver is a beauty - glad you like the ode!

  5. Hi MPL! The Radio Flyer wagon is the red metal wagon with the black handle that was (and might still be) popular when I was a kid in the 60's. The smell of riding and being pulled around in that wagon will never leave me. SdV has an element of that metalic, dirty, almost rusted note.

    Good to see you!

  6. ScentScelf, glad you like the odes - they're really fun for me, too. My dad recently asked, 'how the hell do you come up with those descriptions?' I tell him it's because I have a nose as weird as his own.

    Yup, Radio Flyer is the red wagon stuck in my memory forever. SdV just has that special something that brought the memory flooding back.

    And I'm certain you would never spritz a perfume that belonged to Himself...my lips are sealed.

  7. OMG I love Sel de Vetiver. I get some of your associations, but haven't a clue what pike place market is. Does this have some sort of fishy connotation Josephine?

  8. Hi Michael, Pike Place market is a fish/food/flower/art market in Seattle by the waterfront. There's a saltiness about it (and yes, a slightly fishy smell) that reminds me of Sel de Vetiver. And you're right - SdV is lovely.



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