scent, pt. 2

Question from Frédéric Malle's online questionnaire:

Which perfumes have most marked you?


I danced with a man once who had just been dancing with his lover; he smelled like himself, but also of her pure rose perfume. Up until that moment, I always associated rose with old women, but now I think of it as her sinuous, dark beauty--and also as the smell of a man who had been indelibly claimed.

a follow-up to pt. 1

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