"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."

—Christian Dior




"I find fragrance to be such a mood enhancer and definitely a seduction tool."
Christina Aguilera (source: Brainy Quote)

"I used to steal my mom's Chanel No.5. She always sprayed on a lot, but whenever I thought I was fancy I would spray on a little bit. The smell is nostalgic, it reminds me of my childhood."
Jessica Alba

"petrichor (n): the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather."


"When I find something I love, I douse myself in it."
Erika Bearman, Oscar PR Girl

"Anything that smells like summer is the best."
Kate Beckinsale

"Perfume is a very private thing. You don't want someone to smell you the minute you walk into a room. You want it to be the person next to you on the pillow who really gets it."
Antonia Bellanca of Antonia's Flowers

"Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back."
Marian Bendeth, Sixth Scents (Good Reads)

"Charisma is the fragrance of soul."
Toba Beta (author; source: Good Reads)

"Traditional fragrance marketing is all about everything that’s not the perfume. It’s the bottle, the packaging, the boy and the girl and the name and the designers. It’s about a dream, walking at midnight in some Japanese garden. I believe this is very effective for the majority of people who are going to buy their first bottle of perfume. [But] it is extremely ineffective in terms of consumers buying the second bottle. The second bottle is the juice."
—Chandler Burr, fragrance expert (SOURCE: WWD)

"In France, 170,000 bottles of perfume are sold every day."
Chandler Burr in The Perfect Scent


""No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.""
Gabrielle Coco Chanel

"A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future."
Gabrielle Coco Chanel/SOURCE: www.brainyquote.com

"It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure."
Coco Chanel

"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses."
Chinese proverb (Quotations Book)

"A day with great fragrance is simply a better day."
Mark Crames, CEO, Demeter Fragrances (June 5, 2012)

"Ladies, a man will never remember your handbag, but he will remember your perfume."
Olivier Creed/@CREEDboutique

"Fragrance is an art, like sculpture, like symphony, like cuisine, a creative endeavour. Smelling a fragrance you love changes the way you feel."
Olivier Creed, in Cult Perfumes (Merrell)


"A fragrance is like a signature, so that even after a woman leaves the room, her fragrance should reveal she's been there."
Oscar de la Renta

"Perfume is a delicate balance between irrational, hedonistic and technical elements."
François Demachy

"You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
Catherine Deneuve

"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."
Christian Dior

"A fragrance is like a cat burglar in your brain, it has the key with which to pick the lock and unleash your memories."
Roja Dove

"One of the things I love about perfume is that it is not judgmental...it is not like fashion. Perfume can make the lady of 80 feel as though she is 18 again."
Roja Dove

"Fine fragrance is alive; it breathes, unfolds and unravels with each passing hour."
Roja Dove


"Smell is a word, perfume is literature."
Jean-Claude Ellena, from "The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur"

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


"A bold fragrance? Perhaps, but why not let your perfume say the things you would not dare to?"
Max Factor ad, 1956

"More and more people are curious about the art behind perfume and scent."
Tammy Violet Frazer

"Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume."
French proverb (source: Think Exist)

"For sight, there is painting,
For hearing, there is music.
For touch, there is sculpture.
But what is there for smell?
I want to elevate fragrance into a work of art."
Shinzo Fukuhara, Shiseido president (1883-1948)

"Life is short, wear good perfume."
Deborah Fulsang


"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume."
Jacques Guerlain

"What remains of a woman when she is in the dark? When she has undressed ...Only her charming voice and her perfume."
Jean-Paul Guerlain

"Two things make the women unforgettable, their tears and their perfume."
Sacha Guitry


"The perfumes are the feelings of the flowers."
Heinrich Heine, German poet, satirist, journalist

"Changing your fragrance every other month is like changing your personality. Instead, find something you really like, and make it your signature scent. From time to time, you can mix in others, just to have fun."
Carolina Herrera

"Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins."
Paris Hilton


"Fragrance is the first layer of dressing, a woman's invisible body suit."
Donna Karan

"Smell is the primordial sense, more powerful, more primitive, more intimately tied to our memories and emotions than any other. A scent can trigger spiritual, emotional or physical peace and stimulate healing and wellness."
Donna Karan

"Perfume is not particularly conceived for either men or women. It is designed for one’s self; that is for every self.”"
Rei Kawakubo, founder Comme des Garcons

"Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived."
Helen Keller (Brainy Quote)

"For me, [perfume] is something to complete the look … like great underwear…No one can really see it but it makes you feel sassier and sexier."
Heidi Klum

"I always apply my fragrance behind the ears and on the chest, and I like to spray some in my hair as well."
Beyoncé Knowles

"Perfume...is a dream. From the person who grows the flowers, to the person who puts it into the bottles, everything must be done with love and happiness."
Albert Krigler


"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new perfume from Le Labo. Then later I realized God doesn't work that way so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."

"Childhood smells of perfume and brownies."
David Leavitt, author (SOURCE: www.brainyquote.com)

"Take existence and add a touch of je ne sais quoi. A condiment, a fragrance. A little charm. Without that charm, that little something, life is not worth living. Don't you see?"
Henri Lefebvre

"Perfume is the key to our memories."
Kate Lord Brown, The Perfume Garden (Good Reads)

"To create a perfume you have to be the servant of the unconscious. Each idea evolves and transforms, but there should be a surprise with each note."
Serge Lutens


"We can be tricked by what we see and hear but not by what we smell."

"For a scent to be a real perfume, it must come out of your pores, it must have this dimension. All the classics share this common element."
Frederic Malle

"Fragrance is like a garment—it dresses you."
Frédéric Malle

"I see myself as a publisher or editor of perfumers, or even a record producer: producing the best from my artists."
Frédéric Malle

"I don't consider myself a perfumer; I consider myself a fragrance artist: I create art with scent."
Jo Malone

"My sense of smell is, without a doubt, my governing sense. Fragrance is my language for translating the world, it is how I 'see' and capture many memories of family and friends or special moments in time. I will always remember my father's cologne combined with the crisp, clean scent of his freshly laundered shirts."
Jo Malone

"The great thing about perfume is that it hits something that isn’t intellectual. It hits you the same way music does."
Stacy Martin, www.vogue.com

"My second fragrance [Minajesty] has hints of vanilla, woodsy stuff, lemon—everything great that God ever created."
Nicki Minaj

"I wish we could see perfumes as well as smell them. I'm sure they would be very beautiful."
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

"I want something mouthwatering and tasty which reminds me of childhood. The scent of a fairground, candy floss, little cakes, chocolates and caramels."
Thierry Mugler

"Perfume must not be linked just to fashion because that means that one day it will go out of style."
Thierry Mugler


"The idea of not putting on perfume is shocking to me."
Sarah Jessica Parker

"Here’s what I actually believe about wearing a single perfume forever: Eccch. Like always eating pizza
for lunch—enticing in the realm of childish fantasy but bordering on revolting in practice."
Pamela Paul, The New York Times Style Magazine

"I like to use my fragrance in my hair."
Katy Perry, Elle Canada Oct.2013


"The beautiful perfume is that which gets a shock to us."
Edmond Roudnitska

"I love to smell like roses, literally all day!"
Rachel Roy, fashion designer

"Lilies are a flower that is very minimalist and fragile, but at the same time is a symbol of erotica. As women, we are strong and very sensual and erotic, even at times when we need to be quite powerful. It's a touch of quiet strength."
Anja Rubik

"Perfume is like a parenthesis, a moment of freedom, peace, love and sensuality in between the disturbances of modern living."
—Sonia Rykiel

"Perfume is to be worn, like a second skin against your flesh, under a sweater. Perfume follows you, it chases you and lingers behind you. It's a reference mark. Perfume makes silence talk."
Sonia Rykiel


"The question that women casually shopping for perfume ask more than any other is this: "What scent drives men wild?" After years of intense research, we know the definitive answer. It is bacon. Now, on to the far more interesting subject of perfume."
Tania Sanchez, Perfumes: The Guide

"Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it."
Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower."
Charles M. Schwab (source: Brainy Quote)

"Every time I smell Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent, I think of my mother getting ready to go out at night with her fur coat and Hermes scarf. She was so glamorous and otherworldly. The scent made her all the more intoxicating."
Chloe Sevigny

"Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination."
William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 4, scene 6

"Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends."
Kate Spade

"Without perfume the skin is silent."
Ad for Comité Français du Perfume, 1980s; Perfume (Rizzoli)

"He who ruled scent ruled the hearts of men."
Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


"The beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart... and hopefully someone else's."
Elizabeth Taylor

"You know, in life there’s perfume and there’s cologne. Cologne, you have to spray every fifteen minutes. Perfume, you put a drop and it lasts a week. You’re perfume."
Mario Testino (to model Kate Moss)


"A perfume is an intimate object, it is the reflector of the heart."
Emanuel Ungaro


"Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance: a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a woman's personality. Without it there is something missing."
Gianni Versace (Reader's Digest)

"After creating Flowerbomb, we felt a twinge of jealousy: why aren’t we allowed our own bomb?"
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, re:Spicebomb