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My Name is Red : Perfumes That Evoke Scarlet


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Strauss EVA Yoga Mat with Carry Bag/Strap for Men & Women (Multicolor)

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PERFECT YOGA MAT - 6 feet Long & 2 feet wide ( 183 cm X 61 cm ) ensures comfort for people of all shapes and sizes. With highly durable material, the 4 mm thick premium mat comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees and elbows on hard floors.

"I'm so fortunate to be red! I'm fiery. I'm strong. I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted¦ Wherever I'm spread, I see vision shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken. Behold how wonderful it is to live! Behold how wonderful to see. I am everywhere. Life begins with and returns to me."

This unravelment of the verisimilitude of thoroughbred and roses from Orhan Pamuk's My Name is Red, has stayed with me overly since I first read the novel while studying perfumery. At the time, one of the exercises we were doing involved matching scents to colors, and so I started looking for a fragrance that evoked the same intensity as Pamuk's description.

The obvious suspects like roses and raspberries were tint aside. I was without drama, rather than mere associations. Once while leafing through an tome of Indian miniature paintings, I had an epiphany-sandalwood smells red. The 16th century vignettes painted during the Mughal era depicted women making sandalwood paste, and their worriedness reminded of the time I had spent in India, expressly of the unexceptionable colors and smells.