Oud Luxuria (Navitus) | Fragrance Poetry

Poetry Inspired by the Fragrance Oud Luxuria from Navitus.

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What is it you desire for in life?
They’re trying to squeeze you into a square.
But you prefer to be just slightly off-white.
You aren’t too sharp and you aren’t really soft.
Perhaps a little pungent for their taste.

Considerate words became hard to find –
Hidden in between all of their comments.
Finding them is like collecting saffron
While searching among a field full of weeds.
Are you that standoff-ish?
Their “kind” words pricked you like thorns on a rose.
Wounds that festered like rot on aloeswood.

But you can turn those wounds into beauty.
You can stay fresh with your hint of sweetness.
And growing into who you’re meant to be
Is discovering life’s true luxury.

Click here to learn more about the fragrance Oud Luxuria from Navius. Read Primas from Navitus. © TheFragranceWriter.com, 2020 except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

56 thoughts on “Oud Luxuria (Navitus) | Fragrance Poetry”

  1. I think my fellow posters said it all, with direct and discerning word. Exciting , truly enjoyable poetry. Great effort too, in finding the display of words to describe the conflict, harsh but it must be true.

    I’m left with a niggle of discontent in the form of a question…what on earth beseeched the expert creator of fragrance to produce this scent, besides, the name is outrageous- old luxury- , while there is a slight whiff in the air, the world is changing, moving and evolving

    That said,
    And detached, the hint at sweetness pervades the air.

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    1. Oh no. I think there may be a misunderstanding. It’s Oud Luxuria – Oud being an expensive fragrance note taken for Aloeswood trees. Although the note itself is slightly old fashioned and one of the oldest notes I think. However, it’s also one of the most expensive and polarizing due to how strong it is and sometimes having a barnyard scent to it.

      Speaking of sweetness, it does have a hint of sweet berry in it


  2. Oh!!….I did a direct translation thinking Oud is Dutch for old. I suppose it being a scent for both a man and a woman there is a sharp contrast in aroma or fragrance. Quite an interesting mix. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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      1. Oh, that happens to me as well, and i walk away thinking i understood the point, only to find out a little while later that I’m on the wrong track.

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