Saturday, August 27, 2016

Scent Kaleidoscope

The familiar scent of his cologne rearranged my thoughts like bright shards of glass inside a kaleidoscope. - Body of Evidence '91, Patricia D. Cornwell

Hidden Unicorn: Lura Astor

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lurana on Pinterest - smell, fun, fragrance, bottles and more

If you are on Pinterest click here for my olfaction images #fragrance #fun #perfume #scent #packaging #installations #bottles #humor

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Men Respond to the Smell of

certain smells induce blood flow
to the pen*s:

pumpkin pie

cinnamon buns

pumpkin pie combined with lavender

doughnuts and black licorice mixture

pumpkin pie with doughnut

oranges alone

Baked cinnamon buns have a greater effect than all perfumes

Pumpkin pie puts cinnamon buns in the shade ...

Illustration: Pumpkin Teat Lura Astor

Friday, July 22, 2016

Chemical Alphabet - Smell All About It

Like all good mysteries, it is hidden in plain sight.

It has, if anything, deepened as our knowledge of smell has increased.

Like most enticing enigmas, it is simply stated:

what is this chemical alphabet that our noses read so effortlessly from birth?

 – Luca Turn

illustration: Alphabet Stew Lura Astor

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Galaxy Center Smells of ...

The centre of the galaxy smells of raspberries and tastes of rum.

No, really. It’s to do with all the ethyl formate floating around.

- from the BBC humorous quiz show QI Quite Intelligent

Raspberry Bouquet: Lura Astor

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

If you want to capture someone’s attention, whisper.

- Coty Perfume

Spirit of Fumes: Lura Astor 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Chemical Poetry

Perfumes are chemical poems.

Smell is our chemical sense.

-    Luca Turin

Illustration: Sprifff Lura Astor

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Kind Offer

Three things in human life are important: 

the first is to be kind; 

the second is to be kind; 

and the third is to be kind. 

- C.S. Lewis 1898-1963

 A Sweet Offer for You: Lura Astor

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Scented Winds

Plants that wake when others sleep.

Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day,

but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out

to every breeze that roams about.

- Thomas More

Petal Series: Lura Astor

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

3 Words

3 words we love to hear




minis in the sun: lastor