drriftwood (drriftwood) wrote,
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Dusk

It begins with the golden glow of the last few minutes of a summer sunset...and ends with the slow night breeze carrying jasmine blossoms in her breath..Thats probably how I would desribe my first perfume blend!And so I thought I'd call it Saanjh which is dusk in Hindi.

I made just 5 ml of it and have left it to age and can't wait to start wearing it..I wouldnt say jasmine is my favourite note in pefumes...but I kind of like what I have blended.

It reminds me of Gulzar's beautiful lyrics:

"Lab hile tho moghre ke phool khilte hain kahin
Aapki aankhon mein kya saahil bhi milte hain kahin"

which when translated:

"A slight movement of your lips and
jasmine flowers begin to bloom somewhere
In your eyes, do
shorelines also meet somewhere?"

That was the best I could do at translating...and it sounds soo much better and more beautiful in Hindi..oh well! I almost feel that Urdu and Hindi seem somehow more 'built' for romantic poetry...what sounds beautiful in Urdu/Hindi is at at such a risk of sounding oh so corny in English..I wonder if its more a culture than a language thing...
Tags: blending, gulzar, perfume
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