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Sunday, February 13, 2011
Perfumes of Love
“Apples,” he whispered.
“Perfume,” she gasped. “Glad you like it.”
“I love it.” His hands covered her breasts over the molded leather. “I want this off.”
“Uh huh.” She whimpered, trying to get to the tie. Yes, that’s what she should do. Why wouldn’t her fingers work? The Kraken’s Mirror, available now from Decadent Publishing
Ah, Valentine’s Day is on the horizon…and my thoughts turned to perfume. No, I’m not really a perfume person, but I do like a few select ones. And most are simple perfumes. I like the scent of fruit and the scent of citrus…sometimes spice.
Now perfume is a particular science and involves all sorts of nuances. I’m not going to go into that. I can tell you that perfumes have three layers. The Top Note, the Heart or Middle Note and the Base Notes. Sounds like singing in harmony, doesn’t it?
I don’t think that is accidental.
Your choice of perfumes says a lot about you as a person. Now, Emily, in the small excerpt above, lands in the 1690s, in the Caribbean and she has with her a small vial of her favorite perfume. Which happens to be mine!
DKNY put out Be Delicious some years ago and its fresh apple scent seduced me. The Top Notes of Be Delicious are violet leaf, apple, grapefruit and magnolia and they invoke the uncomplicated and spontaneous. The Middle Notes are tuberose, lily of the valley, rose and violet and denote drama and intensity. The Base Notes are sandalwood, amber and musk and involve the intense and profound. Now, Be Delicious lingers at the top notes, and Emily is uncomplicated and very spontaneous.
But Silvestri, the man pursuing her sees the drama and intensity deep inside her. He understands the strength of her feelings and the things that hold her back. And he is astounded over and over again with the profound statements she makes when speaking of his curse.
Be Delicious plays into the storyline. Apples draw him to her and at one point are a sign from the great Albino Kraken of where to pay heed. And when her perfume runs low, he takes on the task of finding a substitute.
I think it’s very romantic!