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Perfume & Aromatic Quotes

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"To me, fragrance is the most esoteric of all beauty products. A constellation of little bottles, vials full of colored juices nestled  next to my bathroom sink and on my dresser and nightstand — they all  give me the opportunity to shapeshift into whoever I want to be that day  or night." - Tynan Sinks

"Perfume is magic. It’s mystery. We recreate the smell of a flower. Of wood. Of grass. We capture the essence of life. Liquefy it. We store memories. We make dreams. What we do is a wonder, an art, and we have a responsibility to do it well." ― M.J. Rose

 "Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance." -C. Poindexter

 “Smell is linked to the deepest parts of the brain – unlocking our basic instincts, feelings and memories and allowing for not only a sedative effect on the mind, but on the body, too." - Luke Taylor

 “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” ~ Hippocrates (460-370 BC)

"Smell is an invitation to a journey: it allows us to leave the ordinary course of things and go on a trip". ~ Mandy Aftel

“To be immersed in a scent world, even temporarily, is to shift your consciousness and to awaken to the moment more fully.” - Mandy Aftel

"One breath of her perfume and your city is lost. Another, and you forfeit a kingdom. -Ancient Japanese Poet"

"Their oddly compelling blend of erotic attraction and death truly does make white flower the femme fatales of perfumery."-Octavian

"Because odor memories accumulate automatically, outside of awareness, they cover their own tracks. We don't remember remembering them. The sense of wonder that comes with the experience is, like all magic, an illusion based on misdirection." - Dr. Gilbert

"The perception of perfume is not a purley emotional experience. Fragrance is a cultural, artistic construct, with its own risks and history. As a product caught up in history, it adds new scents to the catalogue of memories; as an artistic product, it plays on cultural memories and connotations as well as on the personal experiences of the perfumer or the wearer." - D. Beaulieu

"The world of indie brands that are one or two people companies is so exciting to me. Trying fragrances from these brands, you can feel a total signature of the maker, from how the scents are composed to the labeling & copy and everything. It may not always be the fanciest but perfumes from indie lines feel so personal and I guess that is what I would like others to notice when they explore my line." - Josh Smith, Canadian Indie Perfumer, Libertine Fragrance

“A natural fragrance can become deeper and richer. For a small perfumer, that’s a selling point, but larger fragrance houses want consistency.” - Courtney Rafuse, perfumer and creator of Toronto's niche perfumes

“The way I describe synthetic fragrance to my students is that it is like oil paint. It’s opaque, intense, robust and designed to last. Natural fragrance is like painting with watercolours."

“French women know one can go far with a great haircut, a bottle of champagne, and a divine perfume.”― Mireille Guiliano

“I felt people would rebel against wanting to smell like J.Lo—that there would be a resurgence of individuality. We’ve seen this evolution in the food and alcohol markets with small-batch and artisanal blending and consumers wanting more natural products that offer transparency with ingredients.I saw it as being the future of perfumery.” - Los Angeles-based natural perfumer Douglas Little

 "Think of how many times you have smelled something – a bakery, gasoline, strawberries, roses, chocolate, mint, a fresh newspaper, the ocean, the smell of a baby’s head, your wet dog or even just… The inside of a new car. Now think of every memory attached to all of these things. It is powerful stuff, right? It makes you FEEL so many things. Now imagine your favourite fragrance, how it makes you feel, spritzing it onto your skin, and knowing, you smell as good as you feel? No, we don’t need fragrance, but we deserve it." ~ E. Dippenaar

“Patients feel as if transported by the perfume of the essential oil into a different, more agreeable and acceptable world, so that many of their reactive instincts are curbed and they gradually return towards normality.” ~ Dr. Paolo Rovesti, Italian researcher who studied the use of citrus oils to treat depression


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