the sense of belonging to a world held together by networks of ephemeral confidences
(such as philosophies and stock markets)
rather than permanent certainties,
predisposes us to embrace the pleasures of our most primitive and unlangued sense.
Being mystified doesn't frighten us as much as it used to.
And the point for me is not to expect perfumery to take its place in some nice, reliable, rational world order, but to expect everything else to become like perfume.
- Brian Eno 1992 Details Magazine