“Ew! Gross!” said Maeve, who sometimes receives makeup samples from an aunt who works at a duty-free boutique. “I am never wearing perfume again!”
— Maeve O’Malley, a fifth grader from Dartmouth, Mass., on being told that some perfumes contain ambergris, real or synthetic. Quoted in Experimenting With Makeup: What Puts the ‘Ick’ in Lipstick? in today's New York Times, with thanks to Sondra for the link.