I hate perfume.

Perfume is too often ...

an ethereal corset trapping everyone in the same unnatural shape

A lazy and inelegant concession to fashionable ego

a pale substitute for true allure and style

An opaque shell concealing everything – revealing nothing

A childish masque hiding the insecure and unimaginative

An arrogant slap in the face from across the room

People who smell like everyone else disgust me

 

I know there MUST be more to perfume than this

I know what perfume can be

 

Perfume is a veil that reveals the soul

Perfume is the fanfare of our individuality sounding differently to everyone who listens

Perfume is a signpost to our true selves – a different journey for the brave to travel

Perfume is the weather of our inner world bringing life to a personal landscape

Perfume is an art that shows us who we can be if we dare – an invisible portrait of who we are

Perfume is discovered fully only by our lovers when we are together - naked

 

perfume is an adventure I encourage you to explore

I encourage you to be yourself, please yourself, expand yourself

allow yourself the luxury of your own experience

 

to me, perfume is ALWAYS an experience

it is ethereal, evocative and - most of all - emotional

perfume is more than mere accessory - it is ART

THIS is the kind of "perfume" I make

this is the kind of "perfume" I love


christopher brosius
originally written 1992
copy-written & revised 2004, 2017

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