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One of my favorite T.S. Eliot poems, and rather an overlooked one, is Rhapsody on a Windy Night. The gorgeous lost quality of the poem has haunted me since the first time I read it, and it's been an inspiration in my own writing as well.

These fragrances are offered as a tribute to this work, and are a work in progress; every week or two, another stanza or segment of the poem will be described in scent.

Enjoy these strange dark wanderings of fragrance and verse...

Lunar Synthesis
TWELVE o'clock.
Along the reaches of the street
Held in a lunar synthesis,
Whispering lunar incantations
Dissolve the floors of memory
And all its clear relations,
Its divisions and precisions
A lunar synthesis of rose, violet, night-blooming jasmine, Roman chamomile, ethereal murmurs and whispers of forgetfulness.

Lunar Synthesis 5 mL Bottle
Lunar Synthesis Sample Vial


Midnight Shakes the Memory
Every street lamp that I pass
Beats like a fatalistic drum,
And through the spaces of the dark
Midnight shakes the memory
As a madman shakes a dead geranium.
The scent of a crumpled geranium hides in the bright, strange lemongrass tang of madness and the ylang softness of moonlight.
Midnight Shakes the Memory 5 mL Bottle
Midnight Shakes the Memory Sample Vial


The Painted Woman
Half-past one,
The street lamp sputtered,
The street lamp muttered,
The street lamp said, "Regard that woman
Who hesitates towards you in the light of the door
Which opens on her like a grin.
You see the border of her dress
Is torn and stained with sand,
And you see the corner of her eye
Twists like a crooked pin."


The compelling perfume of a lady of the night, heavy with amber and oakmoss and tawdry florals - and a dash of pheromones leering out of the dark.
The Painted Woman 5mL Bottle
The Painted Woman Sample Vial


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