A Postcard from Undina: Dawes at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Dawes at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

And now it seems like the unraveling has started too soon,
Now I’m sleeping in hallways and I’m drinking perfume
And I’m speaking to mirrors and I’m howling at moons
While the worse and the worse that it gets.

The only reason I’ve chosen that song and this quote, as it shouldn’t be hard to guess, was it mentioning perfume. Neither I share this song’s sentiment in my day-to-day life, nor it felt like that in the warmth of the October night on the winery courtyard while we were dancing to the music of Dawes and drinking… no, not perfume but a very nice Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir. We even got a couple of rain drops, which I tried to pitch to my vSO as a promise of an upcoming less dry winter – just to make him feel [even] better. I don’t think he bought it. But we both enjoyed the show and it was he who brought that perfume line to my attention (live rock performance isn’t the best way to listen to a song for the first time).

I like this acoustic performance of the song When My Time Comes much more – it’s more comprehensible.

Perfume for the night – Jo Malone Saffron. For an outdoor concert I could easily get away with a bolder choice but I had to be mindful of a friend who thinks she has issues with perfumes. So I dabbed just a little of it on my wrist. It was pleasant and didn’t clash with anything (or anybody). But I would definitely prefer it sprayed. With abandon.

Image: my own

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13 thoughts on “A Postcard from Undina: Dawes at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

  1. Undina, what a delightful postcard! I listened to the song and really like the gentle harmonies on the chorus and slightly gospel feel to it. Sounds like you had a great evening, and I think maybe the only thing that would have made it perfect was if you could have sprayed the Jo Malone Saffron with abandon, because I can attest that you do smell so good in it!

  2. I had never heard of this band, but I have rectified that by a spot of Wiki research and watching that clip – it is a lovely mellow sound and a perfect backdrop to an autumn evening with a quality glass of red in your hand. And I admire you for your thoughtfully sparing application of Saffron. I had a cat by that name – maybe that is why I am drawn to the note in perfumery, I don’t know…;)

    • I haven’t heard about this band until a friend of mine invited us to join her. I listened to some of their songs and read some lyrics: they aren’t my most favorite artists but they write intelligent texts, so it was a good “find” for both my vSO and I.
      And whatever you meant, you were right: it was a quality wine in a quality glass ;-)

  3. Wow, must be nice to hop on a car and get to winery events! Props to you for being sensitive to a sensitive friend. My perfume hobby does not mix well with my mom so when I know I will be cooped up with her in a car, I try to select a “safe” perfume and so far, Bvlgari Black and Cuir Beluga passed the test :-)

    • Now I’m sad I didn’t think of Cuir Beluga! I agree, it’s perfect – especially from a dab vial (that’s exactly what I have). I should have taken it as well – for the second day when we went wine testing. But since I couldn’t think of another both safe and “wine-compatible” perfume I had to “suffer” wearing the same perfume for two days! :)

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