Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nesmith Post on FB 7/2/13, 10pm Eastern Time Zone

He goes off into tangents.  I never am sure if I can believe what he quotes.  Nor do I care to do the research & be disappointed.

135 comments in 45 minutes.

To quote:

I washed the car today; oh boy!

Whenever Douglas called and I told him I was washing the car he always said “Wow! You really do know how to have good time!”

I put on cologne before I washed it.


My favorite scent in the world is L’Heure Bleue” by Guerlain. This is from their website:

“The sun has set, but night has not yet fallen. It’s the suspended hour… The hour when one finally finds oneself in renewed harmony with the world and the light. L’Heure Bleue is the moment when the sun disappears beneath the horizon and the sky is painted with night’s velvet. It is an atmosphere, an inexpressible rendering exceptional moments.

L’Heure Bleue was born in 1912 of the fleeting sensation that inspired the Impressionist painters whose works Jacques Guerlain collected. He pictured this bouquet of roses softened with iris, violet and vanilla, which evoke his favorite moment of the day when, as he put it, “the night has not yet found its star” and all of nature’s elements are cast in blue light”

L’Heure Bleue is one of the oldest and most costly fragrances of all perfumes. But this is not the scent I put on when washing the car.

I don’t wear L’Heure Bleue at all – although I would if I wanted to. It is a woman’s perfume according to Guerlain but I don’t know how they decide what is a woman’s scent and what is a man’s scent. Frankly, it makes no difference to me what gender it is supposedly for – if I like it I wear it.

It seems strange, I know, to put on cologne to wash a car – and I don’t put it on “in order” to wash the car -- I put it on “because” I am washing the car. It adds to the overall experience in a way I can’t describe in words. 

I don’t wear cologne during the day or during a show or hardly ever for an evening out; certainly never when I go out for dinner. The smell of certain cologne’s can ruin a meal for me. I wear cologne when I go to bed and when I wash the car. 

A beautiful fragrance helps me connect with the spiritual sense of smell.

I wore Boucheron pour homme for the “Conversations” after the Nez Spring Tour shows. That’s a nice fragrance for mingling. If I do “Conversations” after the Nez Fall Tour shows I will probably wear it again. People seemed to like it.

My car washing cologne is also Boucheron pour homme. This is from their website:

“Launched in 1989 and echoing the watch collections, Boucheron’s first masculine perfume is designed for a classic and elegant man.”

Not quite as lofty as Guerlain – but I like the ideas of “classic and elegant” especially when it comes to cars and car-washing. 

The scent of Boucheron is unbeatable for working in the sun and cleaning the interior of a car – mixing with the leather and cleaning supplies. It also does not leave a fragrance behind. I don’t wear the perfume to make the car smell good, only to make the experience smell good.

I use Meguiar’s car polish and cleaning stuff because of the way it smells, too. It seems to work pretty well as a cleaner.

Washing a car reveals it to me as a system of ideas. After I am finished I stand and look at it for a long time, breathing the fragrances, savoring the scent of nature, and enjoying the visible hand of intelligence. 

That’s what I call having a good time. I am pretty sure Douglas knew that.

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