Horses. I do like the smell of hot tar in the summer after the rain. Church incense moves me very deeply. And old books. I am not adverse to lab smells, because going to visit my father was very glamorous to me. I saw scientists in white lab coats as heroes.
— Denyse Beaulieu, of the Grain de Musc blog and the upcoming book The Perfume Lover, on the non-perfume smells that turn her on. Read more at Scents and sensibility: The art of the perfumer at the Scotsman.