Scented Quote of the Day, as Heard in Arsenic & Old Lace by Frank Capra + Perfumes-at-the-Movies Suggestions:

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Re-watched a bit of Arsenic and Old Lace by Frank Capra (1944) the other day, which made me pay attention to the following passage in the dialogues (check it out after the jump.) It is the sequence in which the two policemen at the beginning of the movie introduce the Booklyn neighborhood and the Bewster sisters to the spectators...

"O'Hara, don't be a jerk. You don't realize...
...l'm turning over to you the nicest, best beat in Brooklyn.
Now look at that old church. And them old houses.
Did George Washington ever sleep here?
Of course he did. This whole neighborhood just stinks with atmosphere.
-And look at that old house. -The original owners still there?
Don't crack wise about the Brewster sisters.
They're two of the dearest, sweetest old ladies that ever walked the earth.
They're out of this world.
They're like pressed rose leaves.
Pressed rose leaves?"

Go for The Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose to scent the atmosphere while (re-) watching the movie and add something bitter like wormwood in Serge Lutens Douce Amère or Amouage Memoir to capture the more macabre aspects of the film.

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