30 Jun

There are fragrances I adore.

Red wine and the earthy aroma of a mature Rioja. Pepper, smoke, leather, pencil lead, tobacco and oak.

The pungent, salty, briny, fishy, seaweed, damp sand, ozone smell of a small working harbour when the boats have returned with their silver, flapping catch.

Patchouli, and musk and sandalwood, and the magical promise of marijuana, reminding me of stoned nights lost in music and poetry.

A garden awash with flowers, wisteria, alyssum, gardenia, magnolia, sweet pea, jasmine and glorious rose.

The smells redolent of summer and my childhood – new-mown hay, cotton candy, melting tar, honey, horses, chlorine, cinnamon, chocolate, the drifting smoke of a barbecue.

And others too – coffee beans roasting, peaty Irish whiskey, wild garlic, the evening after the rain and storm, and the familiar breath of home when I open the door.

The rich leather of cuffs, collar and blindfold, whips and flogger

And most of all, women.

A thousand fragrances, every body different. Her fresh washed hair, her make-up creams and oils. Her sweet perspiration. Her soft breath. Her purchased perfume made unique when it meets the personal aroma of her warm skin

And that heady, wondrous, eloquent, wild, delicate scent

of pure arousal



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant/Faded Romantic

I am still delving among some of my past and almost forgotten writings. This one is still so very true.
Art by Fabian Perez


Posted by on June 30, 2022 in D/s, Erotica, Poetry, romance, Still Life


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13 responses to “Aroma

  1. astrosub

    June 30, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Monsieur, thank you for this jewel. The perfect prose to think about when reminiscing about the past. Its people, places and scents that inhabited it with you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ely💚

    June 30, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Love this piece so much! Really stirs up my imagination of your fond memories and sensual aspects.💕

    Liked by 1 person

  3. House of Heart

    June 30, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Quite lovely Mr.D.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jomillyblog

    July 1, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Loved this

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kanika Tripathi

    July 3, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Enjoyed the journey of aromas. Would you have horses there while growing up? Do you suppose the scene is still quite unchanged?

    Liked by 1 person


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