scorpion-cake:

A tree frog in Jember, Indonesia, shelters from the rain under a leaf. The amphibian reportedly held the leaf for 30 minutes before the storm passed.

he looks so done with the rain 

(trans) d.o for the celebrity magazine (september 2014 issue) part 2

128 types of aromatics were awaiting D.O’s choice in the perfume organ made for Louis XV by Lord Jean de Galimard, who made perfumes used in the French royal family. It was time to start mixing perfumes full scale in order of bass note, middle note, and top note. It is a job in which not just one scent from each level goes in, but at least two or at most five scents are combined to bring into existence an indescribable scent that comes to the tip of one’s nose. Without any sign of difficulty at the thick scents spreading out endlessly every time he opens a bottle of aromatics, D.O did not get up from his seat even just with refreshing his olfactory senses with the scent of coffee. While the scents built up one by one, it was a carefully created process of endlessly trying the scents. Cedar wood, amber, musk, lily of the valley flower, mimosa aldehyde, D.O’s poem was becoming complete even with just the scent’s enchanting names. What was the self image in the poem that D.O thought of? EXO member D.O’s personality? 22-year-old individual Do Kyungsoo’s personality? Or It’s Okay, It’s Love Jang Jaeyeol’s young ghost Han Kangwoo’s refreshing personality? D.O’s answer is “I am all of them. There are times when I’m cool but usually I’m a friendly youth who loves to play around. I also keep an innocence of shedding tears while watching a movie. I want to try putting all those personalities into one perfume.” Even with his busy world tour, by wisely regulating his schedule and experiencing new things as an actor through It’s Okay, It’s Love, he is in a time of feeling a diverse range of emotions all at once. “I didn’t receive proper training in acting. It was really hard at first. The director and staffs told me “the answer is to act like you in your way.” Thanks to them, my heart was at ease and acting became really fun. If I get the chance, I want to continue doing it!”

The perfume that was like a commemoration celebrating that happy arrival, “a boy’s scent,” was finally complete. Among wide or long shaped perfume bottles, the perfume was poured into a long shaped perfume bottle, and D.O’s very own label with a serial number and the perfume’s name was produced. After a ten days to two weeks period of maturity, the 100% perfume that D.O himself created will be complete. Although it is currently just a complicatedly mixed scent that is incomplete, he himself could fully feel what it is. It was a scent like a fluffy cotton cloud reflected upon a clear lake. For a long time, the soft scent of the boy with pure eyes floated around filling the Galimard perfume studio.

trans: jnumyeon

(part one)

(trans) d.o for the celebrity magazine (september 2014 issue) part 1

The boy had the purest eyes. The secret to a bearded man being able to look like a young boy is in that purity. On one hand, every time the boy’s lips moved it revealed a soft volume like that of a newborn baby. D.O, the 22-year-old boy, casted his eyelids over eyes like clear lakes, and sweetly spoke, “The scent of a boy, that is the scent I want to make.”

Member of idol group EXO, who set records and wrote a new history upon their debut. As EXO’s member, a man who plays all over Asia. D.O, who might feel like a stranger to Seoul these days due to performing every week in a large scale tour across Asia, is creating a boy’s scent in the Cheongdamdong Galimard perfume studio. When thinking of “Growl” and “Overdose”, that scent clearly should have been that of a beast-like musk, the scent of leather engraved with thick drops of sweat. However, the boy said that his scent was the exact opposite, one that is clear, soft, full, and with a sweet nuance that lasts a long time.

In the Galimard haute couture perfume design program that D.O experienced, a conversation started between him and the Galimard perfume consultant who came as a mentor, Galimard Korea’s director Nam Sang Mi. While smelling all kinds of perfumes in a blind smelling test, D.O diligently defined his style of scent. One could feel how much he wished for a perfume of his own through his honesty and pickiness in making decisions regarding the perfumes. “I really love perfumes. I tried many scents but there wasn’t one that I thought was just right. Usually I use Diptyque’s Tam Dao but it’s not a 100% correct choice. I’m always looking for a perfume that is just like me, one that can express myself well.” He extensively analyzes his style by detailing his favorite foods, colors, and even lifestyle, and is guided through the process of making the scent he is looking for. The decision that was then made is a perfume that is comfortable, warm, and soft, one that is not heavy. If it was a color it would be that of a sky in sunset. Despite being a man’s scent, it is very soft and friendly. “I started using perfumes when I became an adult. I have a resistance for perfumes that are commonly considered to be manly, because it doesn’t suit me yet. I would feel very awkward if I were to use that kind of perfume.”

trans: jnumyeon

(part two)

(trans) d.o for the celebrity magazine (september 2014 issue) part 2

128 types of aromatics were awaiting D.O’s choice in the perfume organ made for Louis XV by Lord Jean de Galimard, who made perfumes used in the French royal family. It was time to start mixing perfumes full scale in order of bass note, middle note, and top note. It is a job in which not just one scent from each level goes in, but at least two or at most five scents are combined to bring into existence an indescribable scent that comes to the tip of one’s nose. Without any sign of difficulty at the thick scents spreading out endlessly every time he opens a bottle of aromatics, D.O did not get up from his seat even just with refreshing his olfactory senses with the scent of coffee. While the scents built up one by one, it was a carefully created process of endlessly trying the scents. Cedar wood, amber, musk, lily of the valley flower, mimosa aldehyde, D.O’s poem was becoming complete even with just the scent’s enchanting names. What was the self image in the poem that D.O thought of? EXO member D.O’s personality? 22-year-old individual Do Kyungsoo’s personality? Or It’s Okay, It’s Love Jang Jaeyeol’s young ghost Han Kangwoo’s refreshing personality? D.O’s answer is “I am all of them. There are times when I’m cool but usually I’m a friendly youth who loves to play around. I also keep an innocence of shedding tears while watching a movie. I want to try putting all those personalities into one perfume.” Even with his busy world tour, by wisely regulating his schedule and experiencing new things as an actor through It’s Okay, It’s Love, he is in a time of feeling a diverse range of emotions all at once. “I didn’t receive proper training in acting. It was really hard at first. The director and staffs told me “the answer is to act like you in your way.” Thanks to them, my heart was at ease and acting became really fun. If I get the chance, I want to continue doing it!”

The perfume that was like a commemoration celebrating that happy arrival, “a boy’s scent,” was finally complete. Among wide or long shaped perfume bottles, the perfume was poured into a long shaped perfume bottle, and D.O’s very own label with a serial number and the perfume’s name was produced. After a ten days to two weeks period of maturity, the 100% perfume that D.O himself created will be complete. Although it is currently just a complicatedly mixed scent that is incomplete, he himself could fully feel what it is. It was a scent like a fluffy cotton cloud reflected upon a clear lake. For a long time, the soft scent of the boy with pure eyes floated around filling the Galimard perfume studio.

trans: jnumyeon

(part one)

michael jones + tumblr text posts

@upperclass_suho: 140818 SUHO 에셈타운 콘서트때 우리가 본 사람 준면이 아니구 여동생 준희양 이랍니다 다들 착오없으시길 바라요^^;

Suho said that the one who performed at SMTown wasn’t him but his sister Junhee.

nickfuckface:

parents: “u should be more active”
me: image

trickstertier:

trying to get a friends attention like
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dailyexo:

D.O - 140815 SMTown Live World Tour IV in Seoul

Credit: Melocoton.

amal's themes
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