11 July 2009

The Wooden Balls


Tiny balls made of wood and perfumed and for sale in the pedestrian street of Menton. Perfect to put in your wardrobe, chest of drawers or in the car. When the aroma disappears, you simply douse them with a few more drops of perfume.

Note the bowls - these are a typical design and colour of this region.

11 comments:

  1. These are fascinating. I wonder what make the wood retain the odor of the perfume? Do you know what wood they're made of...?

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  2. I often wonder why we don't use more of them here. Would seem to make sense.

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  3. So interesting about the bowls, too.

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  4. Kate, I'm guessing it's olive wood as that is something often used and sold here. These balls were in liquid perfumed with some aroma, but I suppose that was to entice shoppers. Perhaps it's rather like cedar is used to keep woolens fresh.

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  5. Your shots have the greatest colors to them. I love it. Great composition and a wonderful scene. You have a wonderful eye for the area.

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  6. Hey Jilly, thanks for your comment in my Bogotá Blog. I visited immediately your blog for Menton and I really enjoyed seeing a lot of your posts. Just a question about the the perfumed balls, How they apply the perfumes?

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  7. Sergio, they were in perfumed water and I think that's the only way wood would absorb perfume. Perhaps you can just sprinkle drops on. I'm not really sure and next time I pass I'll ask!

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  8. These definately make me want to pick them up and roll them around in the ball of my hand. I love the bowls of wooden balls and your oyester eating men below. Super!

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  9. I have always loved these balls, but the first time I saw them was in England long time ago, probably imported.

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  10. Balls! I think I better leave now...

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  11. You have a wonderful eye for the area.
    Nice Photo

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