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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: ~Heart Notes Parfumerie~ Work Room Reply with quote

"By Nature's swift and secret working hand
The garden glows, and fills the liberal air
With lavish odors.
There let me draw
Ethereal soul, there drink reviving gales,
Profusely breathing from the spicy groves
And vales of fragrance."--THOMSON.


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((The name of Eless' parfumerie comes from terms used to describe fragrances. Fragrances contain three notes: top, middle & base. The middle note is also known as the "heart note".))
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: First Attempts Reply with quote

Elessaria had her knee-length golden hair pinned back as she stood over the large basin in the work area located at the back of the building that housed the beginnings of her new fragrance boutique on the first floor, and her new home on the second. Hanging amidst the rafters were bunches of flowers, herbs, lichen and such set to dry. Glass vials, pipettes, basins and bowls were scattered over almost any relatively flat surface. Dust mixed in with pollen as Rena helped her knock down walls and rearrange the space to suit the elf's needs (and whims).

It had been quite awhile since Eless had created essential oils on her own. Previously, her herbal skills were directed toward healing and medicinal uses-- other than the fragrances she developed for herself. Even then, they lasted quite awhile when stored properly. She needed to practice and what better way than to work with her favorite flower, freesia. She filled the bowl with freesia blossoms, added the hot water and set about gathering the condensation from which she would then separate the fragrant oil from the water.

The warmth of the steam helped ease the chill that seemed to reside permanently in her bones these days and the familiar fragrance soothed her nerves. Winter had come early to RhyDin, bringing with it the long shadows of darkness-- a harbinger of the storms to come.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Winters' Gifts Reply with quote

"Were not summer's distillations left
A liquid prisoner, pent in walls of glass,
Beauty's effect with beauty were bereft,
Nor it, nor no remembrance what it was;
But flowers distilled, though they with winter meet,
Leese but their show, their substance still lives sweet."
~SHAKESPEARE.


Elessaria finally sank down in a soft chair next the fire burning in the workroom of her parfumerie. She had just finished checking on the various bowls set out with different macerations steeping: cedarwood, oakmoss, iris root, rosewood, and a couple of others. Earlier she had distilled some orange blossoms and several different kinds of rose petals. The fragrant warmth helped ease her worries and the winter's chill if only for a short while. Caught between her neat pearly teeth was an ink quill and she shuffled through her pages of notes, murmuring quietly.

"Definitely tuberose as the heart note for Tara's fragrance 'tis nay any doubt about that and mayhaps I shall layer in some jasmine as well. I am just nay certain what I wish for the finish for her."

The empath moved down her list and scratched out a few of her previous ideas for her friends' personalized fragrances and added some to others. Tonka bean was included on both Piper and Rena's ingredient lists, but in different accords. The warmth of the scent reminded her indirectly of their coffee drinking. Vanilla was going to be the final note in Amber's and Jewell's was obviously going to be fresh, but how to capture that watery quality was elusive. Eless would have to resort to magic or a chemical imitation - neither of which was something she really wanted. Skipping down the list, her smile warmed with each name. Each friend making her time in RhyDin more bearable and yes, even enjoyable.


Before she could bounce back up and continue her creations, the flames' warmth and soothing crackling lulled her to sleep.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:35 pm    Post subject: Signature Scents for Holiday Presents Reply with quote

"With crowded lamps are these bright altars crowned,
And waxen tapers, shedding perfume round
From fragrant wicks, beam calm a scented ray,
To gladden night, and joy e'en radiant day."
-DR. ROCK'S Hierurgia.


Elessaria leaned back in her chair with a satisfied sigh as she surveyed the sparkle of the laen decanters in the glow of the firelight. Her first batch of signature fragrances was completed and ready for her to gift to her friends.

For Connar she handcrafted a tiny decanter upon which was a miniature replica of his sword and a medieval cross entwined. His signature scent included: neroli, Iris Pallida, violet leaves, vetiver, cederwood and incense.

Piper's bottle was fashioned in the image of a potter's wheel and contained a perfume of: raspberry, pink chypre, vanilla and tonka bean.

Rena's was a miniature coffee mug and within it was a scent that combined: blood orange, ginger, lavender honey and vanilla.

Eva's was an imaginary syringe and her perfume contained: lemon, lime, toffee apple, white peony, green almond and tonka bean.

For Mason she created a miniature skillet and his cologne was made of: mandarin, bergamot, grapfruit flower, golden amber and tobacco leaves.

Tara's scent in a miniature shoe (kittenheeled mule) was a blend of: honey flower, osmanthus, jasmine, tuberose and solar musk.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Season's Gifts Part 2 Reply with quote

After sleeping in and several cups of one of her bitter, medicinal tea blends to counter any lingering effects from last night's drinking binge, Elessaria worked on her second batch of fragrances.

In a delicate bottle of laen, fashioned to look like a droplet of water, Eless poured her creation for Jewell: lotus, cyclamen, rose water, white lilies, olive tree accord and white moss.

Antonio's bottle was in the image of a jeweler's loop and contained: Verbena, tangerine, black current, cypress, sandalwood and juniper.

S'jira's decanter was made to look like a needle with a bead halfway down it and was a mixture of: ivy leaves, amerenia heart, vetiver, cinnamon, solar notes and musk.

Panther's laen version of an IOU note held the combination of: orange blossom, coriander, ginger, cardamon, patchouli, dry amber and musk.

Amber's rootbeer mug was home to a fragrance that contained: lily of the valley, licorice, red fruits, cotton candy, caramel and vanilla.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Season's Gifts, Part 3 Reply with quote

Elessaria finally felt rested enough to return her attention to finishing her fragrance gifts for her friends. The wounds on her wrists and ankles had healed to where only faint, pink scars remained. Her knee-length golden hair was loosely pulled back from her fragile features as she bent over the work table in the backroom of the shop. Here she placed her latest creations within the unique bottles she had also made by hand (and magic) out of elven laen.


For Sylvia, she had crafted a miniature teacup and saucer which contained an elegant mixture of bilberries, black currant, Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang and santal.

In a simple glass decanter, she placed Maeve's perfume since Ethan was to create a special bottle for her. She had selected a blend of hibiscus, tiare, passionflower, orchid and white patchouli for her.

Two embroidery criss-crossed a slender vial that held the fragrance she created for Anya. It contained Bulgarian and Moonstone roses, jasmine, lavender , sandalwood and patcholi.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: Awaiting A Customer Reply with quote

"The forward violet thus did I chide: Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal
thy sweet that smells, If not from my love's breath?"
-Shakespeare


Eless was busy polishing the glass vitrines and mirrored shelves that spanned two walls of the main salon of the shop while she waited for Topaz to visit. She knew her friend would stop by in the evening when she could leave her children in her mate's care. The petite empath hummed quietly as she worked, excitement giving her energy in spite of the late hour and long hours of work.

She then peeked out the front door before returning to the backroom where she set a pot of tea to brew. On a small table she placed a tray of madelaines and brushed the cushions of the two soft chairs. Earlier she had placed some tiny vials with various essential oils which she thought Topaz might like. On the page with her notes, she had written "heart note = stephanotis". That would be the note around which the elf would build the rest of the scent. She had also jotted down "heliotrope and lily blossom" as well as "violets".


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as soon as Topaz could she left the Palazzo and headed out to meet with Elessaria. A scent made just for her, one of a kind, besides being a high honor, was something she was very curious about. What did Elessaria think would fit her? That was the question very much on her mind when she entered the Heart Notes Parfumerie.

"Elessaria, good evening." Topaz greeted her friend with a warm smile and held out both her hands, breathing in the myriad of scents.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hearing the lovely fae, Eless quickly ushered Topaz into the shop. Since the Grand Salon wasn't finished and was much more formal, she led her friend to the back room instead. There she gestured to the pair of chairs hearthside and prepared the cups of tea.

"Topaz, 'tis good of thee to come. I am very excited to work on a signature scent for thee. Please sit down, so we can discuss our ideas more comfortably." And with that the empath, motioned for her visitor to sit in one of the ivory brocade chairs while she grabbed her notes. "The heart note of a fragrance is the mid note from which I like to begin building a scent. I noticed the other night in the Inn that thou dost seem partial to the lovely stephanotis. Methinks 'twould be the perfect beginning as I immediately thought of thee when I smelled some. I also am leaning towards a scent that is light, airy and a delicate floral."

Eless paused in pouring the tea, waiting to see if her guest indeed would like some. She needed to know when and where Topaz would wear her scent and what sort of affect she wanted it to have, before she could finish crafting the perfume. "Wouldest thou being wearing this daily or for special occasions? Wouldest thou be in close proximity to others whilst wearing it ... this way I know the intensity level I should go for."

And now that she bombarded poor Topaz, fueled by her excitement for the project, the elf settled into a seat and began to nibble on one of the freshly baked cookies.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Oh, you even made tea. How did you know?" She hardly knew where to look first, the room offered so many treasures to be discovered. But the pouring of tea distracted her from looking here and there and she quickly sat down. "Thank you so much, Elessaria. Your shop has wonderful warm and welcoming feel to it, so much more than I imagined a perfumery to be.

"Stephanoitis are blooms Lucien gifts me with. I love their scent and since he told me they are used very much in human wedding arrangements I have added to them the meaning of him seeing me still as his bride." Topaz smiled as she shared that thought with Elessaria. The wave of deep feeling for her mate was not entirely contained by her shields.


"I would wear this very special scent for all the special occassions Lucien and I get to enjoy together." Topaz's excitement matched Elessaria's. "So I'd be in very close proximity to one."
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I love it!" The blue flames flickered with excitement deep within Eless' eyes as she stopped nibbling the delicate cookie. "We are definitely in agreement with what is considered a white floral, and we can follow a bridal type theme."

Eless went to her little desk and picked up a large, leather bound volume whose pages were tattered and yellowed along the edges. "I definitely would like to keep stephanotis as part of the heartnote and for the topnotes I'm considering lily of the valley and orange blossoms. And mayhaps white orchid in the midnote as well." She then opened The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining Odors From Plants (by G.W. Septimus) and glanced at the table of contest, searching for some ideas from the list of plants. "I am not entirely sure where to go with the base notes as I want something that will be soft after the dry down. The base note is what lingers the longest and we can put stephanotis in here as well."

She skimmed the pages, turning the delicate pages gingerly and continued to share her thoughts out loud, "Since thou wilt be wearing this for special times with thy husband, I would think we would like something warm and sensual, but soft. " The empath paused to sip some more tea, regarding Topaz over the rim of the delicate cup crafted by her dear friend, Piper. "Do nay worry, soon we will get to the fun part and actually smell some of the flower essences; but, we want to narrow it down so our noses do nay suffer a sensory overload."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"They all sound lovely." Topaz came out of her reverie over a few sips of tea and few nibbles of her cookie, after having reminded herself od each flower's scentssaria had named.

"The other blooms Lucien gifts me with at special times are Edelweiss and vanilla blossoms." She smiled then at the coincidence. Perhaps there was smething to the color association. "They are both white, too."

"Soft, warm, sensual and maybe even a little mischievious. Though I have absolutely no idea what scent could possibly be termed mischievious." She chuckled softly and leaned over to peer at the pages Elessaria perused for inspiration.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Perfect, Topaz! I really like how my idea of white floral seems to match with flowers Lucien doth gift thee." She moved to the work table and sorted through the bottles containing the various fragrance essences she would eventually combine to make the perfume. Eless then named them as she set them down, putting a scent strip next to each bottle in turn. "For the topnotes we will use orange blossoms and lily of the valley. The heart notes will be comprised of stephanotis and Edelweiss. The base notes will include vanilla and clove pink." She really loved how everything just seemed to have fallen into place and she looked up with an eager smile, inviting Topaz to join her, "Shall we smell a couple of these with which thou art nay familiar first? Then I will blend a tiny amount of the fragrance for thee to try for a few days to ensure thou dost like it before I make the final perfume."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Lucien picked them all, all I had to do was enjoy all his gifts." Topaz joined Elessaria at the table with a delighted chuckle. "And that was all too easy."

It took her a moment to conentrate on the scenting of samples her friend wanted her to do. There were too many distracting sights to see.

"To try for a few days? Oh this smells so good I almost want to nibble at the paper." She giggled at that. Though she may have tried a nibble had Elessaria not been there to observe the silly notion. "That is a lovely idea. I'm sure it will be perfect, though."
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After they finished their sampling, tea and cookies, Eless carefully blended a small amount of the sample fragrance into a tiny vial for Topaz. "If thou dost like this, then I shall do any final adjustments and make the full portion for thee, m'friend."

The empath was tired, but it was a good tired. She really enjoyed this new path she'd chosen. She really liked making people happy -- especially friends.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Bull in a Perfume Shop Reply with quote

((The following posts were posted with the permission of Mason's player. I had a blast with it!))

Eless had been lamenting, jokingly, about all the windows in the front of the shop. They did let in a lot of sun. On this day there was a sudden large shadow cast through the window. Large shadow for a mountain of a man. Mason peered in through the window for signs of the small elfess before he moved for the door. He thought he saw someone in there so when he opened the door and stepped inside he called out for her. "Yo, Bug?"

As he looked around he suddenly started to get a more nervous. Beyond the reason he was there, he realized he was surrounded by glass. Fragile...breakable...things. And there he was, a possible bull in a china shop.

When Eless finally appeared she was greeted with an almost nervous smile. Mason reached up, his hand rubbing across the back of his neck.

"Hey, Eless....I really need your help."

There was a nearly infinite amount of glass; golden sunlight caught in the myriad of mirrors and facets and cast the room in a warm glow. A soft chuckle escaped the busy novice entrepreneur when her keen hearing picked up her new nickname. The empath's head canted slightly as she regarded him with a hint of concern flitting through her gaze. "Good day, Mason. Thou dost know I will help thee the best I am amble. What dost thou need?"

"Eless I need the help of an expert." She was going to laugh, he knew she was going to laugh. He looked away from the empath. His gaze taking in all the fine and elegant bits of glass before he finally looked back at her.
"Bug, I need a dress."
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Bull in a Perfume Shop, Cont. Reply with quote

"A dress?" She blinked several times and quipped, "Well, I can tell thee that plum silk, while not horrible for thy coloring, is nay the best choice for thee." She wiped her hands on the linen towel she carried, but she didn't laugh. She could see his nervousness without the aid of her empathy. "Why don't we go into the back, sit by the fire and discuss this. I may nay have bourbon, but I will nay force thee to drink tea either." All business, with a hint of mischief twinkling in her eyes that betrayed her serious tone, the elf ushered him to the more relaxed work room at the back of the shop.


Now he found a smirk to give her as they moved into the work room. Still lots of glass and delicate looking things back there but he didn't feel like he would break anything just by taking a deep breath. "That was your color choice, Eless. And I looked damn good in it." His shift to a sly smile told that he hadn't forgotten and was still plotting revenge. He eased his bulk down into one of the chairs nearer the fire. One hand lifted to rub the back of his neck.

"So, listen. I saw this poster up the other day...something about Fashion Week, and I got to thinking." He looked up at Eless for a second. "I need your help..." His expression softened. Most of the nervousness bleeding away. "I want to buy a dress for Eva."

A soft smile formed upon her lips from both his words and the release of tension. The empath couldn't do her best work with any sort of discomfort mucking up the emotional "air". "I knew I liked thee, Sugar Plum." She winked and poured him a brandy, setting a plate of delicate madelaines cookies by his arm as well. "I can definitely help thee with that. What type of dress? Long, short? Formal, semi-formal, casual? Color? How about we start with is it for a particular event? Like dinner and dancing? We can go from there!" Her questions were rapid-fire, eyes shining brightly with excitement as she sat in the chair across from him. "Once we narrow it down, I can send word to Koy to have a few selections from which thou canst choose. I know she is crazy busy with Fashion Week, but she'll get something together for thee. "


Mason needed a sip of brandy after hearing the barrage of questions. The black dress had been easy compared to this. He took a sip as he thought about all the questions. Then another sip. "Well, I thought about... well...a dress for... dinner and dancing, maybe. Something green or blue, I think those colors would look good on her. Short, but not cheap stripper looking..Eva's got nice legs... I mean...I guess more than anything I want something that will make her feel beautiful."

By the time he had finished his little ramble he was watching Eless...she was the fashion oracle, after all.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Bull in a Perfume Shop, Cont. Reply with quote

"Definitely green, Mason. A nice deep green. A bright sapphire blue would be equally stunning! Medium weight fabric. The hem should fall just a couple of inches above the knees. The woman doth have fabulous legs!" She nodded in agreement and reached for her ever present note pad to jot down ideas as they began to come to her. "Not too clingy, but to skim her curves. We would nay wish for her to feel like she's squeezing into something as she is always wearing very loose clothing. Now then neckline... sleeves.... Hmmm..." Tap...tap...tap.. went the pencil against her lower lip.


Mason was grinning more and more. "Well, does it have to have sleeves? I'm not sure about the neckline either." He took a quick drink of brandy to cover the wolfish grin. More straight faced, he continued. "I mean...I don't want her to feel like there is too much showing. Leave that hint of mystery and all that." He quieted down again to let the Master think.

"Of course, Mason. That is the key to feminine allure-- the mystery." After they spent some more time with Eless grilling him, Eless handed Mason a note synopsizing their ideas for him to bring to Koy's. "Just give them the note and they will select some dresses from which thou canst choose. Do nay fret overly. The dresses do nay bite; however, Koy might since 'tis Fashion Week afterall." The mischief and mirth danced obviously in her gaze as she ushered him out the door with a quiet chuckle. The busy empath then returned to check upon the iris rhizomes she had started to macerate before Mason's plea for help.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Late Night Chemistry Reply with quote

Instead of heading upstairs after her walk home with Connar as she normally did, Eless headed to the back of Heart Notes where the workroom was located. The sconces lit and the fire flared simply upon her entrance and she sat at one of the tables in hopes of working off the tension she felt.

Topaz seemed pleased with her custom fragrance, so her first task was to blend the final fragrance, fine-tuning it slightly as she filled a simple glass vial with it. When the forest fairy was ready, she could come pick out a bottle to go with the perfume.

Next the elfess set out the small bottles that contained the essences of white orchid, lotus blossoms, Egyptian jasmine, vanilla absolute and light musk. As the hours slipped away she layered the combination in several different orders, determining which accord would be the best as the heart note. Egyptian jasmine became her choice for this and she built the rest of the fragrance around it.

Eless rubbed her eyes and hid a yawn behind a tiny hand. She had scratched a few notes next to Wyh's name: Unisex, clean, fresh, subtly sensual... The details would need to wait upon sleep and a meeting with the beautiful Ice Mage to determine the direction the fragrance would take.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mid morning came, and Wyh soon arrived at the parfumerie - the lovely scents drifting down the street guiding her feet more than Eless' directions. For the occasion, the Ice Mage thought to dress a touch finer than usual - choosing a long dress of royal blue silk, trimmed with silver braid at the cuffs, scooped neckline, and the trailing hem. About her waist was a sash of rich black patterned satin, so dark it almost seemed to draw the light of the morning sun within its folds, the ends hanging to brush against her knees as she walked.

The door jingled as Wyh opened it - a smile on her face as she inhaled the heady aromas. She was very excited about the idea of having a fragrance made just for her - one she could share with her beloved. Her fingers traced over her heart as she looked about the shoppe, moving further inside.

"Eless? It is Wyh - are you here?"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At Wyh's voice, Eless stepped from the back room and flashed the beautiful Ice Mage a warm, inviting smile. "Wyh, Welcome to Heart Notes. I have been looking forward to this so much!" She made a little sweep of her hand for her friend to join her in the work room so they could relax more comfortably. The elf had already set a pot of tea to brew, and the low table by the hearth was set with small plates of fresh fruit and an assortment of breakfast pastries. She grabbed her notebook as she gestured to one of soft, ivory brocade chairs opposite her, before sitting herself.

"Thou dost look especially exquisite this morning, m'friend. Thou art positively radiant and I want to hear all about why and who. 'Twill also help with crafting the scent. I have a few ideas already, but the better I know the wearer, or in this case wearers, the more accurate I can be with the blending." She added with an impish grin, "Besides we can have more girl talk without anyone else around."
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wyheree looked about at all the vials and blossoms as she headed for the work room, settling into the very comfortable brocade chair - reaching for a particularly luscious-looking berry off her plate. Her cheeks were about the same shade as the berry as she spoke, relaxed in the warm and peaceful atmosphere.

"He is Ciaran - I believe you may have seen him at Johnny and Sianna's wedding..." Wyh nibbled the berry, then reached for her teacup, taking a sip of the delicate blend before continuing. "When all was dark, and all my hopes seemed shattered, it was his voice I heard within the darkness - giving me one last strand to which to cling. Without him, I would not have recovered neither my physical nor my mental well-being."

Wyh took another sip of tea, giving Eless a grin over her cup. "It does not hurt he is exceptionally easy on the eyes as well - with eyes that truly are windows to his very being, hair like the raven's wing, with the sharpness of the hawk in his bearing."

She was about as rosy as Eless had ever seen her - and she swiftly reached for another berry, turning her silver eyes to her elven friend with a warm smile. "It has been so very long since I have had the chance to speak of such things with anyone - too long in fact. I fear I must sound like a first-year academy student, gushing about her first crush - but never did I dare dream to ever know a being like Ciaran. He is most unique, and I would love to have such captured within a fragrance - if such a thing is possible."
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The empath's smile grew as she heard Wyh speak. The woman positively radiated happiness and after what her friend had endured, it helped renew Eless' faith that there was good to be found in RhyDin. She had poured herself a cup of tea and sipped it slowly while she listened, nodding slightly when Wyh mentioned Ciaran's name. "Aye, I do believe I remember meeting him at the wedding. There were so many people, though, and so little time to really chat. I do agree with thee that he is very easy on the eyes," she added with a soft chuckle. "I found his presence and demeanor very intriguing, and that he helped pull thee from the darkness makes me want to know him more." Her expression gentled, "'Tis nothing wrong with feeling that giddy rush of love and happiness, Wyh. 'Tis all too rare... too fleeting in this realm." She took a nibble of a berry, grinning impishly as she teased lightly, "Besides pink is becoming on thee too."

Although mischief sparkled in the elf's gaze, she listened and watched the Ice Mage closely. "Dost thou have particular scents that either of thee favor? Flowers... or less tangible like how the air smells after a spring rain? A favorite memory thou dost wish to capture?" Eless not only enjoyed catching up with her friend, but the challenge of crafting a fragrance for a couple to wear was exciting.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wyh settled back in the chair, taking a sip of her tea - her cheeks still quite the shade of pink. "It is rare indeed - so often, that flush of love lasts only until the morning light, then is gone. I feel most fortunate to have found someone like Ciaran..."

Her slender fingers traced over the rich satin of her sash as she pondered Eless' question. "There is a flower that blooms very early in the spring in my home realm - sometimes even when the snow has not fully melted. I have seen it called a nar-ci-suss here." Her fingers continued to trace over her sash as she went on, a soft smile on her face. "Ciaran has developed quite a fondness for jasmine - we found a small shoppe that sells little votive candles, and that is what he favors - that, and citrus..."

Another sip of tea taken, as Wyh continued softly. "My most favorite scent of all, is the crispness in the air after a snowfall, when the moonlight sets the flakes to sparkle like diamond dust. Is that possible to capture, Eless?"
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She smiled as she listened to Wyh speak, setting her cup of tea down to grab her notebook and pencil. "I am nay sure if we can capture it exactly, Wyh, but I am going to get as close as we can!" The empath nibbled on her lower lip as crossed out some entries next to her friend's name and added a few others. "I am considering snow drops and narcissus for the top notes, followed by clementine zest, dewy cypress..." she trailed off, tapping her lower lip with the end of the pencil. "Some clary sage, a hint of mineral amber and jasmine. We want to keep it watery, fresh, but I'd like the drydown...the base notes to be slightly warm and intimate." She glanced up to see what Wyh thought.
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