FRAGRANCE SAMPLER

FRAGRANCE 1
An edgy, masculine character with a personal magnetism that attracts others.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., AQUA (WATER), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BHT, METHYLPARABEN, LIMONENE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, LINALOOL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE, CARBOXALDEHYDE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, CITRAL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, EUGENOL, CI 60730(EXT. VIOLET 2), CI 17200(RED 33), CI 19140(YELLOW 5).

FRAGRANCE 2
A vision of masculinity – heroic, modern, invigorating – taken to extreme limits.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT. (SD ALCOHOL 39-C), AQUA (WATER), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LIMONENE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, COUMARIN, BENZYL BENZOATE, GERANIOL, CITRAL, BHT, CI 60730 (EXT. VIOLET 2).

FRAGRANCE 3
Sensual and stylish with the radiant energy of a natural phenomenon.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), WATER\AQUA\EAU, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, BENZYL BENZOATE, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, COUMARIN, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, CITRONELLOL, EUGENOL, ISOEUGENOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRAL, AMYL CINNAMAL, FARNESOL, CINNAMAL, AMYL CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, ANIZE ALCOHOL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, METHYL 2-OCTYNOATE, EVERNiA PRUNASTRI (OAKMOSS) EXTRACT, EVERNiA FURFURACEA (TREEMOSS) EXTRACT, BENZYL CINNAMATE, EXT. VIOLET 2 (CI 60730) .

FRAGRANCE 4
A scent that awakens the spirit and warms each sense.
INGREDIENTS: 559270 D. ALCOHOL, AQUA / WATER, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, BHT, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, EUGENOL,ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, LIMONENE, CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL,BENZYL SALICYLATE, B30160/1.

FRAGRANCE 5
It embodies the essential virtues of being a gentleman: courtesy, elegance and chivalry.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL, AQUA (WATER), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LIMONENE, LINALOOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, AL-PHA-ISOMETHYL [SIC] IONONE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, CITRONELLOL, COUMARIN, BHT, CITRAL, METHYL 2-OCTYNOATE, EUGENOL, CI 60730 (YELLOW 5), CI 42090 (BLUE 1).

FRAGRANCE 6
Classic masculine appeal with a cool, contemporary elegance.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL, AQUA/WATER, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL, HEXYL BENZOATE, BHT, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, CITRAL, GERANIOL, BENZYL CINNAMATE, CITRONELLOL, CI60725/VIOLET 2, CI14799/RED 4, CI19140/YELLOW 5, CI42090/BLUE 1 79% Volume.

FRAGRANCE 7
A timeless classic evoking a sense of thrilling adventure.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), AQUA (WATER), DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, EUGENOL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, CITRAL, COUMARIN, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, FARNESOL, CINNAMAL, ISOEUGENOL, BHT.

FRAGRANCE 8
A delectable modern fragrance that will make you feel sexy.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL, AQUA (WATER), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, COUMARIN, LINALOOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BHT, BENZOPHENONE-3, LIMONENE, ANISE ALCOHOL, CINNAMAL, CITRAL, EUGENOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL.

FRAGRANCE 9
Brisk, spicy, an energetic. A sensuous and masculine composition, unique and refined.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., WATER/AQUA/EAU, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, BENZYL BENZOATE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, CINNAMAL, CITRAL,CITRONELLOL, COUMARIN, EUGENOL, GERANIOL, ISOEUGENOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

FRAGRANCE 10
A uniquely clean, crisp freshness that will make you feel alive.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., WATER, FRAGRANCE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BHT, METHYLPARABEN, LINALOOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LIMONENE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, CITRONELLOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, CITRAL, GERANIOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, FARNESOL, CI 60730/EXT. VIOLET 2, CI 14700/RED 4.

FRAGRANCE 11
For the man who is drawn toward fast cars and beautiful women.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), WATER (AQUA), BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, COUMARIN, LIMONENE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CINNAMAL, EUGENOL, CITRAL, ISOEUGENOL, CITRONELLOL.

FRAGRANCE 12
Dynamic, sportive and energetic, this scent boasts a passion for innovation.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), AQUA (WATER), LIMONENE, LINALOOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, COUMARIN, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, CITRAL, BHT, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, CI 60730 (EXT. VIOLET 2), ALCOHOL OF VEGETAL ORIGIN 80% VOL. 65055934

FRAGRANCE 13
An adrenaline rush that exudes a fiery edge and a daring confidence.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., AQUA / WATER. PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, COUMARIN, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, CITRONELLOL, BHT, CITRAL, GERANIOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL.

FRAGRANCE 14
A blend of style and sensuality that exudes a quiet sensuality.
INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL, AQUA/WATER, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, LIMONENE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, TRIS (TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDONOL) CITRATE, LINALOOL, COUMARIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GERANIOL, ALPHA-METHYL IONONE, CITRAL, DISODIUM EDTA, CI 15985 (YELLOW 6), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5).


Uncreative writing.

Source: Descriptions of fragrances and ingredients listed on the packaging of Sephora’s “Fragrance Sampler for Him”, which is itself a “refined, yet bold” collection of 14 “stylish” men’s fragrances “each evoking the complex spirit of a modern man.”

Photographing Your Cat

Cat’s are among the cameras most appealing subjects. You can use any type of camera to take good pictures of cats. The best camera for photographing your cat is the one in your pocket. A camera can make sharp pictures only within a limited range of subject distances. To make a good picture, film must get just the right amount of light – what photographers call “correct exposure”. Cats are pretty small: rarely longer than about a foot and a half, plus tail. Films come in three basic forms: color negative film for making color prints; color transparency film, which makes slides for projection; and black–and–white negative film, which produces monochrome prints. With a flash unit on top of your camera, you can photograph a cat almost anywhere – even a black one in a coal cellar! Besides a camera and of course a cat, is there anything else that will help you take good pictures? If you’ve already tried making a portrait of your cat, you know that it doesn’t seem easy at first attempt. Cats are fastidiously clean creatures, and spend a good part of their day washing themselves. Like most other animals, cats show varying characteristics as the seasons change. There are well over 80 breeds of thoroughbred cats, including the associated color variations, but in terms of both character and appearance, this abundance of variety can be broadly arranged into five groups: Persians; American Shorthairs; Oriental Shorthairs; Burmese; and Siamese. A cat’s behavior may to the casual observer seemed completely random and unpredictable, but cats, like people, are creatures of many fixed habits. Cats are such active, inquisitive creatures that you may have difficulty keeping yours in one place for long enough to make a good portrait. Food motivates cats more strongly than almost anything else, and you can use food to keep your cat in front of the lens, or to persuade it to behave. One of the factors that makes the difference between a snapshot of kitty and a real portrait is the background. Engaging a cat to play isn’t usually difficult: in the absence of anything real to toy with, many will amuse themselves with an imaginary companion, or simply chase their own tails. Out of doors, there’s light in abundance – even on a cloudy day the light is much brighter outdoors than inside. In the home, you have a choice of three different light sources when photographing your cat: daylight; electronic flash and bulb flash (flash cubes or flip-flash); and regular household lights such as table lamps or fluorescent tubes. Keeping one frisky cat in front of the camera sometimes seems like an impossible task, and two cats can mean double the trouble. Like most small mammals, kittens are wonderfully amusing little creatures, and their tricks and games are particularly photogenic – if you are quick enough to catch them. Portraits of families always make attractive pictures and never more so than when the family is a furry feline one. Like posed photos of people, feline portraits show subjects on their best behavior, groomed and neat for the camera. Many cat owners have little idea what their pet gets into when the kitchen door closes or the cat–flap slam shut. Being a small creature, your cat sees things were much lower viewpoint than you , and if you want pictures that show the world from the feline point of view, you’ll have to get down to the cat’s level. If you have an SLR, you’ll find that fitting a telephoto lens enables you to get good pictures of your cat from a greater distance. In the city and suburbs there’s hardly a patch of grass, or a square foot of tarmac that isn’t staked out as the territory of one or another. What do cats do indoors? Cats are highly intelligent creatures, and each has a unique character of its own. “Smile please”…”Watch the birdy”…”Look a little more serious”…these phrases are the stock-in-trade of the portrait photographer. A healthy cat is an active creature, always on the go. Cats are born hunters and will show amazing dexterity and speed when they track down and pounce on their prey. Cats are probably the most curious of all creatures: they want to check out anything and everything. If you’ve watched your cat off on its own, you’ll probably have glimpsed a few with the rites and rituals that occupy its time. The cat is a sensible, almost serious creature, and however crazy its actions may appear, you can be sure that everything it does serve some important feline purpose. Cats form lasting bonds with their owners – and people are often as attached to their cats as they are to their human friends. If you are interested in breeding, or have been to a cat show, you’ll know that pictures of pedigree cats are rather special.


an exercise in what Kenny Goldsmith calls “uncreative writing.” The above is the first sentence in each chapter of the book “Kodak: Pocket Guide to Photographing Your Cat”, published in 1985. Someone had left it in the spot for free books in our break-room at work last week and I snagged it.

Things to bring (or not)

found poetry: things to bring (or not)


sidebar in Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/1/12, presented here in patented x-ray poem vision

on the cusp between breast and dream

there are obvious resonances
the first brush of
a hand across a
roof
civic virtue since the chaste peck
the Sign of the Cross
True dream police
portrayed as a mystical
“Dream Team”
that can revolutionize
the complex.

To feed (a baby) mother’s milk from
a Board Certified specialist –
the most innovative
dream come true?

Now the trick is this
up into other colors – but not change
rapidly and constantly
the feel of chic,
golden and fried
fork at push.

He didn’t need
science
leading
laboratory scientists and physicians

a level of interaction
naturally occupies the look
out for some
sympathy.
It rules the stomach and
determines
relations with
abstract thought.

Somebody might remember the time he puked in
blow-fish, helium balloons, cantaloupes,
stumbled and struggled through three hundred
Radical Ethics and the Figure of the Boy
as a centre of transition between child and adult.

I still dream that
Earthlore

Stamp
The Tree of Dreams
“Lights Out”

my little lamb
divided between Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Counties
ushering in a new era in
strain
unprecedented
talk to your Verb-
al Bully
debut as a Music Video
make a distinction between genius and True Genius
slavery and Creation
the Gospel Shout and the blues moan

And I have sort of tried “it”
(defined as the moment when the sun “passes” from
overwork)

Life
happens between
events

the coming year
and the day

Perhaps you are pictured: Teen Star
Elvis was always drawn to young girls.
Elvis suffered from bad dreams and fits of sleepwalking all his life, making him afraid.

whether Bishops or inferiour ministers
a culture of ever-expanding control and possibility
to sever land
as well as distance from urban areas

see the
lamented
women
after 21 years into the game
rank-and-file members

Feel the Difference!
The Best Part of
Surgery
is
the Affordable Price!

The Rock And A Great Big Sea
not just “On” or “Off,” but every possible state
if you want to know more
Confinement and Sorrow

The edge
of a house determines
the house.

The best
can occur now,
or you can be a victim of
“Consequently and…”

the last vestige of this breaking –
ambitions,
but, in addition,
writhing, excruciating pain
unrealistically huge,
just for fun

the wonder
between poetic myth and reality
“and the morning is already…”
removed five years earlier
and answered,
“…each dry awful abrupt stop to aged teeth.”

she was one of only a
look
that passed

bore a remarkable resemblance to
the 4th Cat
Esoteric, Fine Arts,
Fitness Practices
the season of Peace and Goodwill

when the sun changes
goals
advances
in the best part of
procedures
to soften skin…
in Spirit
to stand
on the road…

between
squabbling children
the rhetoric and
practice of
armies

caught
their hands
pale
with
a toe
in a
daydream

as/so
the pages
do harm to no
issue

Right now, I am in a pretty decent cloth diaper
defining The Family Tree
while My Sister sleeps
on the cusp of
warts, sterility, obsessions, delusions, insanity, cleaners
ridden by Bacchus and Vulcan
fresh and white
with a gently amped-up warmth.

Savor
the physical abyss of the ocean and the
strong positive correlation between
children and mothers

the house changes the energy of the
love
of
Psychometry, Dreams, Etc. to which appended
existing between the superior and inferior worlds,
the world of causation and that of effects.

Before pulling,
carve out
the net.

We are such stuff as
released during labour,
the comical and the serious
out on the town sex,
from plump buttocks to tiny waist, to full, high
Midheaven

so work on the top surface of the foot and
enable
everyone to publish
Five Tips to Wean Toddler from Sippy Cups
Toddler Sippy Cup Smoothie Recipe: Irresistibly Delicious and Healthy

caught in a horrifying
everything

my style
to blend both –
the interplay and tensions between two
interesting wines
walking through
the metaphor of Hansel and Gretel
that old last moon
I can see
a white-collared shirt embroidered with an airplane logo
those finer senses
an invisible hand
more than 21 years
the future fish in a net
but not yours

Snowed-in
a hundred miles south of the Arctic Circle
in the spring of 1855,
ensconced in the Maps of
fire in the
memory,
indeed dark.

whooping cough,
working from home

I am nursing my
kittens,
NOW reincarnated — born into another body.
What’s the normal learning curve?
the reason for
not eating;
picking the baby out of the crib
and popping the bottle in his mouth
less than a year later.

“Your kids are older” –
just a few days away.

I am still trying to figure all of this out.

the imagination
squashing
the
door
frame
popping


I almost want to call the above an example of “spontaneous composition”/”spontaneous assemblage” And yet, it can’t really be “spontaneous” b/c there is obviously a great deal of work involved (i.e. coding a given line to having padding-left of 200px) after the raw materials have been assembled.

Here’s the process and its constraints:

  1. enter search term
  2. use IN EXACT ORDER at least one word from each of the 1st 100 search result snippets
  3. as you are selecting the words, know that NO ADDITIONAL WORDS will be allowed afterwards, and the order you clip the words is SACROSANCT.
  4. deleting words afterwards is allowed as long as you haven’t violated #2.
  5. basically, you are looking to create the words and the word order of the poem on the fly.
  6. although deleting words afterwards is allowed, in this process (as opposed to entering a term, clipping the results, and then basically making an erasure poem out of the results), if done “right,” you’re deleting about 2-3 words per every 20 lines.
  7. punctuation & formatting are allowed.
  8. in theory, it would be nice to eliminate #4 altogether, but I’ve found that without allowing minor deletions afterwards, you find yourself in the circumstance of over-thinking and looking ahead to the next few results…and the whole spontaneous feel of the process is lost.
  9. Oh yes, another thing is that you need to complete it (“it” being having the “raw materials” of clips in order in a word processor) in a short a time as possible.

For now, I’m calling this specific composition process “Google100”…

…although please by no means take the above description of the process as “hey, I invented the notion of using Google search snippets to a) compose a piece meeting whatever personal aesthetics seem to be coming into play at the moment of composition, b) anger/annoy/provoke the reactionary forces of Official Verse Culture c) increase the sales of Similac (since I am in fact the heir to the Similac fortune)…”

…I don’t know who actually did that…

…had Google existed in the early 20th-Century, it probably would have been Breton, Tzara, Ernst, etc…

…and whoever was the first person to compose a piece consisting solely of search snippets, well, I hope they at least paid their dues in the old-fashioned world of physically cutting word-matter out of physical word-matter platforms (i.e. it wouldn’t seem right if the first person who ever composed using search results never had the pleasure of having to cut out a single quotation mark from very small type in a newspaper only to have it fall on the floor into a pile of similar looking bits, would it? – of course it wouldn’t!)

…anyway…

…just laying out one variation on the process.