Posts tagged ‘smells’

James Bond

Not the character but the.perfume.

I’m wearing it.

It’s not my favorite smell, but it ain’t bad either. What I like best about it isn’t the Bond association (’twas a gift) but its honesty.
It doesn’t try to hide the fact that it’s an industrial perfume. Conjured up by a think tank to serve the masses, and serve it does. It is a methodical smell. Some bloke in a board meeting said “We need a smell for James Bond” and some other blokes went to work. They mixed and tested several smells and one made it.

There wasn’t a master of smells at work who has devoted all his life and magnificence to making perfumes involved. Methodical making, methodical smell.

Unlike some of the other smells out there. The celebrity smells.
They try to mask the fact that they were made the same way I’m describing here. Some chick said she wants a smell named after her, and they went to work.
But there was no effort of soul in it! Not for a single moment is anyone tempted to think that the celebrity in questions smells like that, and only feeble minded pricks would actually believe they sat down for ages and tested out the mixture until it sat right. They got a choice of already made smells. “Pick one and give it your name.”

Yet these smells try to cover their tracks, and attempt (weakly at that) with playful notes to hide their industrial origin.

So all in all, James Bond is honest, as it smells methodical, industrial and like a secret agent. 😉

Note: honesty in a perfume is only to be used losely. A perfume covers your “natural” smell, so aperfume is ALWAYS dishonest, but still in certain smells there is honesty of sorts. People made the smell, and it was so good they decided to go forward, then they looked for a name for it and came up with one.
Only in instances like Celebrity smells and BRand Smells (like James Bond)  the process was the other way around. I’m dead certain of it. Or can you imagine someone mixing the smell in question, sniffing it, and then thinks “This is how James Bond would smell!”
Me neither…

So, autumn?

Yes, autumn. Apparently.

For some time now I struggle to make a decent post, but I fail miserably.

Being a dad is taking time off my hands in truck loads. And it’s worth every second. 🙂

Autumn finally arrived in mid/end August and didn’t want to leave again, making me ponder whether the seasons have actually shifted. Definitely I think.

The musky smell of fallen leaves, damp cool air and the shrooms in the nearby forest (upwind actually, not nearby per se, on foot I’d have to hike for the better part of an hour to reach it, ten minutes by bus), mosses and moldy soil – it all fills the air, replacing my so much more favored summery bouqet of lavender, roses and linden blossoms. But the scent of the chestnut wood and the smell of hay/mowed grass makes up for it, despite the nauseating feeling of autumn.
I dislike the fall. Temperatures fall, sun hours decrease in number, and clouds rise far more often than they disappear on the horizon.

Time goes by.

If any of you feel like posting a reply, did I already write about graffiti and tags in particular? If so, let me know please. Otherwise I bid you a fine day, and we’ll read again soon. (I hope)

A.