Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Hate Perfume...

Reading the title of this post may again make people who know me question my sanity, as I have long been infatuated with the world of olfactory stimulation. However, I was talking with Jenny and she introduced me to a site called, I Hate Perfume. It's a collection of blends created by renowned perfumer Christopher Brosius. Just take a look and peruse the intoxicating scents and their bewitching descriptions. Don't forget to read his history, as it makes the title of this post and his website make sense.


Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

as one of my very favorite books was Perfume, back when it was written, i am coming back shortly!!!

Anonymous said...

Interesting...I went to a meeting in someone’s home yesterday and they had some deodorizing candle burning -- I had to ask them to put it out so I could breathe! (And see!)

When I put my jacket back on tonight it wreaked of the nasty smell. Ugh. Having to go around washing my clothes because someone is afraid there might be a "scent of life" in their home is ridiculous!

I do, indeed, hate perfume!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Lynn!

I can understand what you mean. Sometimes I think too much is just too much. The "scent of life" has its own merits and shouldn't be so easily masked over.

The power of scent is a powerful one. It's connected with taste and as a result hunger. It is one of the strongest when concerning memory stimulus and is a hot bed of sensory neurons.

I think that's why I like the I Hate Perfume site. It's not just about trying to smell good, but it's about the fundamental connection between memory and scent.

For instance, there's a scent called, "In The Library." The story details the particular love affair with old books and trying to capture the fleeting scent of bindings, mildewed pages and stacks on shelves.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I LOVE perfume... just the right ones in the right amounts at the right times. :-)