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blush

1. a reddish or pinkish tinge
2. a cloudy area on the surface of freshly applied gloss paint
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To follow the bird in its ascent, the speaker in a Dante-like movement descends along an underground path to a garden of "embalmed darkness" (43)--there trading bacchic ecstasy for the musk rose's "dewy wine" (49), a more appropriate substitute for the nectar of "blushful Hippocrene." Through the appearance of the Rosa Moschata, poetically associated with the wild, but in fact known only through human horticulture, the poem's circle of origins--from the source of divine inspiration to the "deep-delved earth" of the grape vine--closes in what appears to be the subjugation of nature under aesthetics.
The six new shades replicate this exotic getaway and display a gorgeous range of color from violet-blue, "Sky's the Limit," to a natural cream, "Creme de la Creme." The additional four shades subtly progress from plum, "Casanova's Kiss," to sea foam, "Parisian Chic," to a perfect light pink, "Blase Beauty," to coral, "Blushful Moments."