“Extracts of anise, pine, coriander, bergamot, almond, and parsley are among the ingredients the ancient perfume-makers preferred.”
Wow! This is fascinating
perfume-maker, that would be amazing…
The smell i miss the most and the one mostly engrave inside is the smell of the Mediterranean Sea in the summer + pine trees + and rusty iron.
(My grand parents, lived in this house literally on the beach surrounded by huge pin trees. In front the house lived the remaining of a humongous dilapidated iron pier left from the war, my granddad was working for “La Marine Francaise” – The pier had sign all over saying “DANGER” but that’s where i spent all my time, i loved this pier so much, it could tell too many stories.
I went back to The House few years ago, it was boarded up, the pier was gone and the factory were Papi worked was empty and silent. All had stopped and i was a woman. Things change. I could not stop crying. Paying a visit to memories (physically) is wonderful but hard… The House’s name was Bagatelle)
Thanks for the beautiful window and the smell.
what a fascinating world you have/had. the things you’ve seen and experienced. the smell of memory.
have you ever read perfume by suskind…from what i remember it was quite fascinating – the longing to capture the perfect scent – the scent of a woman.
i think in my older age however the scent from memories is the most compelling. if i had known, i would have been a perfume maker, studying chemistry, instead of reading poems.
We are learning toward a profession too early – we don’t know and how could we??? some have an early passion a predisposition toward an art (of any kind) the art of chemistry is sadly associated with what it shouldn’t… and “those ones” are lucky maybe or at least more focused.
I would have loved being a scientist, a perfume maker, a “metal melter” 😉 a spy (!!! ;-))
The irony is that to excel in a particular field we need endless practice and therefore start early…
I fascinated by musicians (they know so early…) same with writers, painters… etc… i’m more of a tinker, this worlds needs all sort of people to balance it out i guess, doesn’t it? we just get lost in the process of being sometimes.
How to “prepare” our little ones?? Unfortunately how i see it, it either you are going to be good at everything for as long as you can and then choose what you want to do with your professional life (but yet still too young) or change all the time, change your perspectives all the time, sit down with yourself and stop what you are doing, be brave and start again….
(…the longing to capture the perfect scent – the scent of a woman. I WANT to read that!!)
You would be an amazing perfume magician!!
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