- nectar + -ous (Wiktionary)
“I don't smell saffron in Evening Edged in Gold, but I do get a lot of cinnamon, which I think goes wonderfully well with the nectarous, ripe quality of the flowers and which enhances the balmy, comforting feel of the woody base.”
“The sages 'religious-devotion, which is lovely because it overflows with the nectarous waters of the knowledge of truth," and "the lusty undertaking of touching with one's palm that hidden part in the firm laps of lovely-limbed women, loving women with great expanses of breasts and thighs.”
“Blue crab with apricot sorbet and Japanese vinaigrette espuma an interesting play between the sweet meat, the zing of yuzu in the foam, the nectarous sorbet, and the briny crab roe.”
“No green for me, please, just the nectarous flesh of the figs, ripe to the extent that they are starting to actually dry a little...”
“Karan is famously enamored with Casablanca lilies and uses them in her scents as often as she possibly can, and Gold is built around the intoxicating aroma of these heady, nectarous flowers.”
“Rosine Le Fruit Défendu (1914) was true to its name, exactly as I would imagine a mythical forbidden fruit to smell like: an indolent, creamy, sinfully sweet aroma of nectarous, over-ripe fruits (apples? plums? maybe even bananas?) enriched further by a buttery floral accord (ylang-ylang? tuberose?) with an almost coconutty undertone.”
“With its sumptuous bouquet of sunny neroli, ripe, nectarous rose and jasmine and sweet, powdery violet and iris, and a languid, expansive feel of the composition, Baghari stays true to the grand and insolent spirit of the rest of the Piguet collection.”
“And as they open their luscious petals on my skin, they reveal their nectarous, honeyed nature.”
“Then did you, chivalrous Terence, hand forth, as to the manner born, that nectarous beverage and you offered the crystal cup to him that thirsted, the soul of chivalry, in beauty akin to the immortals.”
“And make the teeming hive with nectarous sweets to swell.”
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From Chambers's Etymology Dictionary, published in 1896
These are words I have overheard, or over-read, or had whispered in my ear :-)
Please contribute lots of panegyrical words—preferably such that are of universal use.
words of a gastronomique bent
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