I have a confession to make: I'm a fragrance fanatic. I don't bathe in scent and asphyxiate fellow elevator passengers, but lately no reading interests me as much as the well-crafted description of how something smells. It's similar to how people used to read Pauline Kael's film reviews for the sake of artistry, not to decide whether they'd see the movie.
Still, it feels strange to confess to an obsession that few are aware exists.
— From Charting the ascent of scent: why the olfactory arts are set to be the next great obsession in The National Post (link no longer active, sorry).
Cologne 1888 blends a divine note of bitter orange, bergamot, Sicilian lemon, marjoram, thyme, basil and rosemary with a base of musk and amber and the velvetiness of petit grain. All essential oils are the highest quality natural ingredients and form the soul of the scent. The delicacy of each ingredient is preserved so all harmonize together to become a work of art.
— Lyn Harris of Miller Harris creates a signature scent for Fairmont Hotels. Read more at Posh Scents | Fairmont Unveils Cologne 1888 at Hospitality Net.
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