Save-A-Word Saturday (15)

Save-a-Word Saturday

The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it’s down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is:
Roses

And my word is…

 Seplasiary – n. Seller or producer of perfumes and ointments.

She studied the bottle in the seplasiary’s hand. Heady scents were always her favourites, the ones that were strong, the ones that would cover the stench of her neighbourhood for as long as possible. But this new perfume, with its delicate hint of soft-petaled roses, tempted her.

She curled her hands into fists, pressing her nails into the beds of her palms. Should she risk the discomfort of hot summer days, sweating men, and spoiled foods, for a few brief whispering caresses from this deliciously subdued aroma?

I came across this word, and it fits with roses so well. 

This is the poster from the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. And it goes with our theme! This is a great movie, and I actually have the book sitting in my to-read pile right now. Definitely looking forward to it. 

If you’re looking for a unique character, go on and meet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille.



3 Responses so far.

  1. Deshipley says:
    Mmmm, I much prefer dainty, delicate scents, myself. Got anything that smells like rain, Mr./Ms. Seplasiary? ^^
  2. Seems like the scent might be some sort of siren to lure her in and trap her. I'd never heard of that movie, but nice poster. Writer’s Mark
  3. Wow, you're right–that poster is perfect! Great word, btw. 🙂

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