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July 12, 2014

The essence of smoke

"Peaty, feinty and woody flavors in whisky have an interesting connection to woody and oriental categories in perfumery."

The perfumer’s interpretation of smoke does not enter the senses like a dramatic flambé. Like all olfactory experience it enters consciousness, triggers emotion and then floods the mind with autobiographical memories associated with smoke. Smoke is evidence of the presence of fire, an element that can be used to transform or destroy; it is the Shiva of fragrance notes.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 12, 2014 07:44 AM