The first poem that came to mind for "U" was "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas. This would call for a fragrance rich with sea air and angst. It would have to evoke phrases such as,
"It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea."
I was having difficulty remembering more poems beginning with "U" so I googled the phrase - poems starting with the letter "U" - and came up with a site called "Cornerpoetry." There were lots of poems beginning with "U," including a dozen or more called "Untitled." I thought that one entitled "Undercurrent" would work - probably right up there with Under Milk Wood.
"X" was trickier since Coleridge didn't name his poem about Kubla Khan "Xanadu." I did find a poem called Xyst, which is a covered portico. The poem suggests the scent of lavender. I like Wisteria, myself. Maybe a fragrance combining the two.
Now for the letters with just one fragrance - J, K, Q, Y. Demeter's scent for "J" is Jasmine, which is predictable, as would be other fragrances, such as, Japonica, Julep, and Jamaica. For "K" they have Kamikaze, which I have mentioned before. To this we could add Kryptonite - for fatal attractions and Kringle for whatever :) "Y" is Ylang Ylang and I decided not to add YMCA. I think they would get more spin from a perfume called Yo-Yo.
I have saved "Q" for last. Demeter has a scent called Quince. I have a hunch that Quasimodo, suggested by Gloria Kearns, wouldn't work, unless we're in Zombie mode, but, I think that Quintessence and Quest might. In addition, I would like to offer a name which my good friend, Julia, posted as a reply to yesterday's blog for a perfume suggestion - "Quite Ridiculous." And maybe all of this really is - but it's been fun!!
Have a great day!!
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