(BBBB) Poetic Perfumery
O' poets switch off today all senses but one
as you enter the arena of aroma
As I nose out the world's perfumes
To boost your nasal stamina
A dainty phial of perfume's indeed
a preferred and perfect present
The joy of the lady, the joy of the gent
A vial of perfume's a gift lovely and fragrant
A gift of a whiff, for all to sniff
from scents sophisticated and pleasant.
And she sashays trailing behind her a tantalizing trail
of her choicest elegant fragrances
As for Indian me I'm fond of sandalwood too
of sweet sillage and unique nuances.
He loves to revel in her lingering scent
Treasuring it to form scented hints of memory
It soon becomes his favorite fragrance
as he inhales in the imagined potpourri.
Sensual scents do swell for sentient man
to satisfy his olfactory cell, to gratify his sense of smell
Wherever you may go, wherever you may be
Tis trendy to leave that tell-tale perfume trail...
It's thanks to medieval Eastern Avicenna
we can extract fragrances from the flora
Extraction of essential oils from jasmines and rosewood
To expel and dispel any trace of miasma
with aromas of flowers such as freesias and mimosa.
Thus explore the enticing effect of extracted essence
Ooh to luxuriate oneself in assorted floral fragrance!
And that lands us in the world of fragrant agarwood
of middle eastern ittars or attars for aesthetic incense
To diffuse in your sacraments mystical frankincense
The strong nuances too of the scents of enchanting oud
and thus enjoy the tenacity of entrancing fragrance.
And from dawn unto dusk
my favorite scent is that of musk
It's distinct, distinguished scent
made me a fan so fervent!
As for a more occidental smell
my choice is sweet and refreshing lavender
While others prefer eau de cologne
or the intoxicating smell of ethyl and ester
And for fragrant balms from balsams
Explore the realm of the strong heady scents
No matter if they're mere synthetic blends
They're gorgeous infusions for your glamorous garments
To extirpate smells putrid and pungent
Comes in handy a pleasing spray odorant.
Enhance the refreshing smells of the great ozone
with honeysuckle air freshners and for you the roll on.
Ah modern or ancient times, the world's enthralled by fragrance
Be it western parfum or oriental patchouli
Ah bask in those lingering hints of scents
as you explore the aromatic world of perfumery
This isn't meant to be a sales catalogue
It's merely to present the perfumes in vogue.
So much for the world of perfumes compressed into a nutshell
All is well as long as God may bless our sense of smell!
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