actually, just an impression
I was driving down the road last week, grooving on music, the scenery, and my first round with Parfumerie Generale's Papyrus de Cyane. And while there's more going on in this one then I am about to suggest, I have to admit I got fixated on a particular idea hiding in one of my scent impressions. I had to drive a few miles to put my finger on it...it reminded me of...AH!
with a weaving of
Ever played with a new pinky ball? It's got a smell somewhere between rubber and leather. I totally imagined a pinky ball with many, many veins of galbanum at the surface and underneath.
About a year ago, one of my side and small addictions was a game on The Evil Empire Social Network called "ChainRxn." Colorful little bubbles slowly bouncing around in a box. If one hits a second, you get 2x points, if ball two hits a third, 3x, if the third hits a fourth, 4x, etc. Sure, I tried to top my high score. Numerous times. But what really drew me in was the pleasant semi-chime sound each colored circle made, different tones which I recall as corresponding to color (but might not have). The more "connections" were happening at once, the more tones at once.
Imagine my surprise when I finally tried out an iPod app I downloaded a few months ago, called "Bloom." What I knew was it was going to display some sort of color show on the screen. I thought it would be correlated to music I was playing. Not.
The app creates its own sound, whether per its choosing, or your direction. Guess how you "select" the tones? Through a menu palette which has choices that include "neroli," "labdanum," "orris," "benzoin," and "tolu." Whaaaa??? I go back to the beginning. Look at the credits. Surprise! and yet, it makes perfect sense: Brian Eno is one of the co-creators. Brian Eno, of popular music fame (his own and as an engineer), interesting thinker, and longtime fan of fragrance and perfume.
Sheesh. Right under my nose, and I didn't know.
And there it sits, as I write this, soothing me. Silly thing. (Listens...) I'm back. Oh, yeah, right; I liked ChainRxn for the same reason in the end. I liked the show, the pictures + sound, in a kind of not-complicated way.
I'm in orris mode at the moment, should you be wondering.
Have a great weekend.
images both lifted from the interwebs; gazoodles of the same Pinky Ball image on various websites; the galbanum plant is from Sophy.