a love perfume

by theuglyearring

lover’s note:

black beetle in kitchen landed on me. I started to smell something strange and went into kitchen and noticed the smell was the bug under my nose on chest.

the smell is beautiful and why i kept it for you to smell too.

and there on the piano was a glass bowl with a black beetle waiting drenched in its fragrant perfume.



scientists have found that ground beetles produce orange scented aromas as predator repellents. The research by Stevens Institute of Technology  reported for the first time that some ground beetles produce the natural repellent limonene, an efficient commercial repellent for dogs, cats, some birds, and even mammals such as deer.

(image from here)