Perfume Quote of the Day, from Song of Solomon 1:12–14:

While the king sitteth at his table,

my spikenard sendeth forth the fragrance thereof.

A bundle of myrrh is my well beloved unto me:

he shall lie all night between my breasts.

My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna flowers

in the vineyards of Engedi.
Picture: Cantique des Cantiques V by Marc Chagall 

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  1. Dear Marie-Helene,
    What a beautiful quotation ! So romantic and stirring.Guess it puts the role of fragrance in historic perspective , doesn't it ?
    Scented regards xxxx
    Madelyn E

    Madelyn E
  2. As Molly said in Ulysses-

    YES !

  3. raised in a mainstream Christian home, I have always giggled at the explanation that the Song was an expression of faith between a good Christian and God. As if. The most beautiful love song ever written.

  4. Dear Madelyn,

    It is indeed beautiful! It speaks of our longings and of our quest for love:)

  5. Chaya,

    My memories of Molly in Ulysses are quite faint. What is the reference about here?

    Well, now I see what yes it is, and for me that would be a definite no. I absolutely despise depictions of women's desire by men meant to mold them to be submissive to their own while giving them supposedly a voice of their own. They wished. It's masculine masturbation, really.

  6. March,

    Well, I'd call that a typical case of the veil of hyprocrisy covering things:) It's hard to miss on certain words;)


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