Thursday, November 12, 2009

dispenser of sensuous delights


Nature anticipated the perfumery trade by mixing odors indiscriminately in the wind, and the sniffer abroad is in for delightful surprises. Unique blends are bound to occur; mixtures never before sensed by mortal man may come casually into his nostrils.

Though in our Western civilization the sense of smell has fallen from its great estate as dispenser of sensuous delights, it is a sense that can be developed.

from Your Educated Nose in Our Sentinels section, Reader's Digest
Our Human Body: Its Wonders and Its Care
 article adapted from Have You an Educated Nose? Roy Bedichek
How Your Nose Knows, Ruth and Edward Brecher

photo: Huntington Gardens Lura Astor