She couldn't make him look just like any other man to her. He looked like the love thoughts of women. He could be a bee to a blossom - a pear tree blossom in the spring. He seemed to be crushing scent out of the world with his footsteps. Crushing aromatic herbs with every step he took. Spices hung above him. He was a glance from God.
The following day I abandoned my pointless searching and planted myself in one of the open air-caf?s where I drank coffee and tried to find inspiration for the song I owed the Maer. Ten hours I spent there, and the only act of creation I accomplished was to magically transform nearly a gallon of coffee into marvelous, aromatic piss.
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
Or quick effluvia darting through the brain,
Die of a rose in aromatic pain?
Die of a rose in aromatic pain.
The lime trees were in bloom. But in the early morning only a faint fragrance drifted through the garden, an airy message, an aromatic echo of the dreams during the short summer night.
He lay back for a little in his bed thinking about the smells of food ... of the intoxicating breath of bakeries and dullness of buns.... He planned dinners, of enchanting aromatic foods ... endless dinners, in which one could alternate flavour with flavour from sunset to dawn without satiety, while one breathed great draughts of the bouquet of old brandy.
As aromatic plants bestow No spicy fragrance while they grow But crush'd or trodden to the ground, Diffuse their balmy sweets around.
The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows. . . .
Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression?