Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Delivery Systems" -- Lentisque

In my household, we have a kind of running joke:  Bread, potatoes, pancakes, waffles...all delicious...but often, as prepared, they end up being "butterfat delivery systems."  How would you like your butter today, goes the gag...carried by whole wheat or sourdough?  Waffle or pancake? Perhaps on a baked potato?

This approach works for other forms of dairy fat, too.  For example... half & half is delicious when you spike it with some coffee.  (Sugar optional.)

Such are examples of gustatory delivery systems in my house.  And such was the joke I thought of when taking a hit on my left wrist this morning, which sports 06130 Lentisque today.  Officially described as an "homage to the pistachio tree," and listed by Helg as one of her perfumes of spring, I am also connecting it to a perfume of spring.  Apres L'Ondee.  But why?


I think I might be crazy.  But...an hour into it, I huff, and sure enough, I smell...L'Heure Bleu Apres L'Ondee heliotropin.  Hmmph. 

Mind you, I like it.  And this is my concern.  Is my nose just manufacturing my experience, or my brain mixing the signal?  Do I like heliotropin so much, my body is willing to cross the wires so that  Lentisque, Ambret Seeds, Jasmine, Melon, Oris(Iris), Turkish Rose Absolute, Musk, Haitain Vetiver oli, Voluptuous Amber  /whatever ingredients are really there organize themselves to register as heliotropin?  Am I missing something?  Could the ambrette be evoking this reaction?  After all, it is not flat out L'Heure Bleu I am feeling here.  Just a haunting.

(Maybe my body is just being very smart; research has shown that the aroma of heliotropin reduces anxiety.)

Whatever is "true" here, I know that I am enjoying Lentisque.  I'm just a little too distracted by this "am I smelling what I think I am?" thing to give it a full and fair description.  I'll return to Lentisque, and attempts to describe it...but for now, am enjoying it as a medium-light vaguely green heliotropin delivery system.

Kind of like taking your half & half with moderate amounts of coffee and a light hit of sugar, or your butter on a fresh baked slice of medium bodied vaguely whole grain blend. 



5 comments:

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Oh dear- I completely understand... I just had a butterfat delivery system via a chocolate chip cookie... but it was sooooo good!

ScentScelf said...

Mmmmm...sounds like a delightful carrier. :)

Jenavira13 said...

hmmm, butterfat, the boyfriend should be bringing something today as a butterfat delivery system. I know how bizarre it is when you are completely getting a note that is not even mentioned.

ScentScelf said...

Jen,
Ah, so he is now the BF, is he? ;) :)

Yes, I wouldn't mind the haunting, in general, except that I do sometimes worry I am going a bit wonky...

Rose said...

Mmm I like to get my butter fat via cupcakes but am not picky...