Cepes and Tuberose (Aftelier) | Fragrance Poetry

cepes and turberose fragrance review poetry

You dripped with bitter orange and tuberose
Mixed strangely with the “cepes” on our plate.
A seducing aroma to my nose,
Requiem for my heart you’d confiscate.

More about the fragrance from Aftelier, Cepes and Tuberose. More poetry from The Fragrance Writer, Oud for Greatness. Instagram @thefragrancewriter. Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash. Poetry © TheFragranceWriter.com, 2021.

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There were cepes on our plate.
à “La Ville Lumiere” – we ate.
They’ve told the tale:
No peers prevail
from hearts you confiscate.

You dripped with tuberose
and bitter orange and rose.
Away I went,
Seduced by scent
Like magic to my nose.

We ventured to the wood
as Hansel and Gretel would.
But cocoa castles,
harms and hassles!
And I’m Red Riding Hood.

There was magic in the shroom.
I was lost in porcini doom.
After I ate
I Hallucinate.
Be careful what you consume.

There were cepes on our plate.
You bewitched me on that date.
They’ve told the tale:
No peers prevail!
My heart, you did confiscate.

30 thoughts on “Cepes and Tuberose (Aftelier) | Fragrance Poetry”

    1. Thanks, had a little fun with a limerick here. It’s amazing how this fragrance really captures the gourmand aspect of the cepes dish while also being a body fragrance.


  1. Usually poetry helps me see something, but I think I’m going about it all wrong. Not only do you help me imagine the scenario; you literally place me there with your unique approach and fragrant poetry. Lines like these – You dripped with tuberose 
and bitter orange and rose. 
Away I went, 
Seduced by scent 
Like magic to my nose. – draw me with both the images used and the scents conjured up. Excellent!

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    1. Thanks, this is just such a great compliment! I find fragrances help me write poetry better because it’s so multifaceted, For example writing about an emotion is fairly one dimensional and just based on what I conjure in my mind. But a fragrance gives me something concrete and physical to draw inspiration from. Then I can include also the emotional/mental aspects of how it makes me feel. It allows me to approach a poem from many different aspects than just imagining a thought in my mind. I don’t need to conjure the poetry, myself. The fragrance conjures it and I just draw it out as it inspires me.

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    2. The other thing I would also say is that my mind or soul might have the same set of ideas that it’s repeatedly drawn to write about. But when I grab a fragrance, each one can provide it’s own fresh perspective of inspiration. So it helps me to keep my ideas fresh and keep feeding off of inspiration outside of myself.

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      1. That’s such a unique approach. It’s brilliant. I’ve never heard of anything like it. I often find myself using the same themes because I look within for inspiration. I think I should perhaps try something like paintings (which a lot of people use) for inspiration. Or maybe music. But I’ve done that to an extent already.

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      2. It just came to me, as you can read on my page “My Story.” I wanted to know how to start incorporating my love for fragrances in my poetry. I would just say whatever your passions are, try to combine that into poetry. I won’t do it often but I think I will do a “poetic” food recipe. I think writing about food would be very similar to writing about fragrances.

        Your page is already very good, so I’m sure whatever you come up with will be great.

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      3. WP is not notifying me of your replies and it’s irritating. It seems like a lot of people are having this problem. Anyhow, I shall definitely read your story today. A poetic food recipe would be great. Imagine writing poetry after Heston Blumenthal’s Bacon and Egg Ice cream or Kobe beef from a fancy place in Japan inspires you. The end product would be worthy of a Michelin star for poetry! And thank you! I am looking to incorporate new ideas and techniques. Let’s see how things work out.

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      4. Oh ya I am having a lot of problems with notifications! I talked with WordPress and they said like you said – it’s happening with a lot of people.

        But wow, you have high hopes for the food! I was just going to write about New York Cheesecake, LOL.

        Hope they figure these glitches out.

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