My Favourite Fragrant Quotes

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Smells are closely linked to our emotions, because smells evoke memories…here’s some of my favourite fragrant quotes, I hope you enjoy them 🙂

Nothing is more memorable than a smell

“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains, another, a moonlit beach, a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth”

A Natural History of the Senses

Diane Ackerman 


 

Rich Red Claret
Morning Dusk

“I hover over the expensive Scotch and then the Armagnac, but finally settle on a glass of rich red claret.
I put it near my nose and nearly pass out. It smells of old houses and aged wood and dark secrets,
but also of hard, hot sunshine through ancient shutters and long, wicked afternoons in a four-poster bed.
It’s not a wine, it’s a life, right there in the glass.”

Nick Harkaway

“I went out into the garden in the morning dusk,

When sorrow enveloped me like a cloud;

And the breeze brought to my nostril the odor of spices,

As balm of healing for a sick soul..”

 Moses Ibn Ezra

Winter Pines

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of Spring –

that delicious commingling of the perfume of arbutus,

the odour of pines, and the snow soaked soil just warming in to life”

Neltje Blanchan

If you got this far I hope that means you enjoyed my favourite aromatastic quotes, please share them for your friends to enjoy 🙂

Don’t forget to say hello in the comments below 🙂 I’d love to hear one of your favourite fragrant quotes…

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