Scented Quote of the Day Archives

Scented Quote of the Day from Jacques Polge:

 Here is a beautiful and interesting quote from Chanel in-house perfumer Jacques Polge about what it takes to be a nose (translation after the jump):"Je crois qu'il faut une certaine forme de sensibilité, une espèce d'attirance pour un certain...

Scented Quote of the Day, from Immanuel Kant:

"Olfaction is a kind of taste experienced at a distance. Others are forced, willy-nilly, to participate in this pleasure. And this is why, being in contradiction with freedom, olfaction is less social than taste, where among many dishes or...

Scented Quote of the Day, from Maurice Maurin:

A fire in the fireplace is an olfactory symphony [...] (follows a long beautiful poetic evocation of all the smells that emanate from the fragrant woods and plants in the fireplace and mingle about in the room). These smells...

Scented Quote of the Day, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau in an Armenian costume, Geneva "Les odeurs par elles-mêmes sont des sensations faibles ; elles ébranlent plus l'imagination que le sens, et n'affectent pas tant par ce qu'elles donnent que par ce qu'elles font attendre. Cela supposé,...

Scented Quote of the Day, from Jeannine Mongin:

 "Un bon parfum, c'est celui que l'on a envie de sentir encore et encore" ~  "A good perfume is one that one wants to smell over and over again"  (From Le guide du parfum by Rebecca Veuillet-Gallot) (Photo from frenzied seller )...