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  • For example: un coquelicot (or poppy) for Jules from Maine ... or "un oeillet jaune (a yellow carnation) from Beijing" ....

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  • That winking oeillet, sassy carnations a block away spiking the breeze, that ooh-la-la fresh-air summertime flirtation?

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • For example: un coquelicot (or poppy) for Jules from Maine... or "un oeillet jaune (a yellow carnation) from Beijing"....

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  • According to Scent Systems:"Generations have grown-up without realizing that carnation flowers, or oeillet, are supposed to have a heart-meltingly beautiful spicy floral scent."

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • The carnation, or _oeillet_, was called _armerie_; the pansy was particularly in favour with the ladies, who embroidered it on their handkerchiefs and their girdles.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • From this conversation the countess retired to her dressing-room, to commence the important mysteries of the toilet; for though, when dressed, she still appeared a handsome woman, the roses of her cheek had in reality faded, and were to be renewed with oeillet carne; and her neck, once white and elastic, required the aid of pearl powder and madame Dupont’s elastic corsets.

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  • "You look quite satanically fit, Dad. Especially with that fresh oeillet in your lapel eye."

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor.

    May 17, 2008