Monday, August 11, 2008

Lavender Out of Context

La casa Gelato, originally uploaded by 芋姫のたび.

Aromatic landmark of the day is La Casa Gelato (1033 Venables Street, just off Glen Drive).
From the 508 flavours, I picked two scoops: chocolate-basil and lavender. The lavender was surprisingly green. Rather than being flavoured by the dry buds, it is flavoured by fresh green lavender leaves. So does the chocolate-basil, where one can spot green pesto-size specks of basil leaves.

The combination was everything but ordinary and oddly comforting. Which reminds me of how well basil and lavender might just do together. Maybe not with a violet - but perhaps with tarragon absolute, to bring out even more the licorice like nuances found in some varieties of basil.

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At August 12, 2008 3:16 PM, Blogger ScentScelf said...

:) Well, you already know I am going to like today's musing on the lavender scent... I'll skip to the ice cream, which sounds fascinating. And delicious. There is an ice cream store nearby that has lychee, various beans, etc., but no chocolate basil OR lavender. Must see if that can be changed....

At August 15, 2008 8:21 AM, Blogger Perfumeshrine said...

Perfect close! Those two sound delectable, I must confess.

I had had the strangest (I'm adventurous, LOL)ice-cream in the UK: eggs and bacon flavour, apparently all the rage!


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