Best Quotes About Perfume

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? -Calvin Trillin

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. -George Edward Moore

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. -John Steinbeck

Childhood smells of perfume and brownies. -David Leavitt

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not. -John Dewey

To attract men, I wear a perfume called 'New Car Interior.' -Rita Rudner

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all. -W. Somerset Maugham

Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume. -Arthur Miller

Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan. -Uma Thurman

Books have become products, like cereal or perfume or deodorant. -Alexandra Ripley

Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring? -William Cullen Bryant

Old women should not seek to be perfumed. -Archilochus

As perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain, So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain, Will not leave me: all things leave me: You remain. -Arthur Symons

The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk. -Jacqueline du Pre

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics. -Gabriel Marcel

Becoming a solo singer is like going from an eau de toilette to a perfume. It's much more intense. -Geri Halliwell

Everyone coming out of a perfume store is smelling the back of their hand. -Jonathan Carroll

I've been offered a lot of things that celebrities do that I wouldn't do, like perfumes, lines of clothing and this, that and the other. -Gloria Estefan

You know some people say that you make watches or perfume bottles, it's all different things. -Marc Newson

I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport and trying out perfumes – I can never resist a new scent. -Lisa Snowdon

But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity. A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing. -Vivienne Westwood

I detest heavy perfume and shrill voices. -Renee Vivien

Being stuck in airports, you always end up buying perfume and sunglasses. -Lexa Doig

I travel a lot to promote the perfumes and to do the commercials. -Gabriela Sabatini

Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower. -Charles M. Schwab

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future. -Coco Chanel

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. -Gustave Flaubert

I like perfume and flowers. -Donatella Versace

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. -Georges Bernanos

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

I'm very intelligent. I'm capable of doing everything put to me. I've launched a perfume and want my own hotel chain. I'm living proof blondes are not stupid. -Paris Hilton

It's fantastic to strive towards a nice life where you eat nice organic food and your children go to a nice school and you can afford nice clothes and nice perfume and the hypoallergenic make-up. But there's never a day goes by, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that I don't think about where I'm from. -Samantha Morton

Wrap fish fillets, sliced veggies, and other quick-cooking items inside foil packets with bundles of fresh herbs and throw them directly on the grill; the steam will release the herb's perfume and flavor anything contained inside the pouch. -Emeril Lagasse

Sometimes if I have a big enough purse I'll bring my perfume or something. Right now I really like Beaute, it's by Johan B. and it's really nice, so I like that. -Julianne Hough

Someday I want to have my own clothing line, perfume and makeup line. -Jordan Pruitt

I wanted to only create a great perfume, not any perfume that would sell, but a great artistic one that the fans would not feel cheated by. -Lady Gaga

There's the psychotic ambitious side of myself that wants a fashion line and my own network and be like a combination of Oprah and Gwen Stefani. And have a perfume. Definitely a perfume. -Mindy Kaling

Whether I'm making a recipe or a piece of jewelry or a white-rose-and-jasmine tea or the perfume, I like to think of myself as a happy little sorceress, and if I could just have a little general store with all that stuff and give people a sense of my taste, that would be lovely. -Padma Lakshmi

Yes, I always remember my dad's, mom's and my grandma's perfumes. -Marc Jacobs

I hope my music sets up the platform for me to be able to do lots of things – to have a cowboy-boot line, maybe, or do a perfume or makeup deal. -Miranda Lambert

As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens, if anyone would've told me I'd have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy's or Nordstrom's and see their face staring back at them – I wouldn't believe them. -Nicki Minaj

Granny Ditto always referred to perfume as 'smell good' and for me it's an essential. I have a sweetheart who's extremely allergic to most scents, so I have to be extra careful – as well as creative – in the smell department. The key, I've found, are essential oils, which come in all kinds of 100% natural scents. -Beth Ditto

As an impoverished student I used to spend days out in Selfridges, nibbling on samples of free cheese and dousing myself with scent in the perfume department. -Zoe Tapper

Every one of my products – my lingerie, my perfume, and everything that I do beauty-related with regard to building my burlesque shows – is just me. -Dita Von Teese

Whether in light touches or for a more glamorous look, I never go out without make-up – even if it's only a lick of mascara. And I always wear perfume, a light or more intense version. -Dree Hemingway

My grandmother always used to wear this English perfume called Tuberose and then she died and then I dated this girl who wore the same thing. Every time I hung out with her, I could only think of my recently deceased grandmother. So sometimes a signature scent can be good and sometimes it can be bad. -Mark Ronson

My favorite perfumes are Bois Farine and Chanel Coromandel. -Leigh Lezark

Everywhere I look, there are ads marking Mother's Day. Mostly they conform to stereotype: flowers, jewelry, perfume. Not a lot of books. Not many computers. Few tools. Little that's useful. -Margaret Heffernan

I never had a plan. I have to say, I'm very shocked when people start a company and say, 'In five years I want to launch a perfume, or in 10 years I want to have this.' How can you know? -Christian Louboutin

I don't wear perfume, and I rarely wear jewelry. -Karina Lombard

When I was younger, my mum used to put fresh flowers in bath water instead of rubber ducks, and since then I had a love of perfumes. -Virginia Hey

I barely finish one pre-collection before I must start on another. Sales start, but I am already elsewhere creatively. The men's show is being prepared, but we also need to think about accessories, perfumes and other items. In sum, I never stop. -Alber Elbaz

I'm really interested in smells. I think I'd like to own a perfumery someday. -Kurt Cobain

For me, style is essentially doing things well. If you want to be outrageous, be outrageous with style. If you want to be restrained, be restrained with style. One can't specifically define style. It's like the perfume to a flower. It's a quality you can't analyze. -Francoise Gilot

I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we're assailed by the most delicious scent – jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon. -Alan Rickman

In comics, there are depths that don't reveal themselves immediately, and the stuff that you might consider anal about 'Watching the Watchmen' – like the notes where I plot the rotation of a perfume bottle through the air – might not be particularly obvious to anyone who reads it. -Dave Gibbons

Phil has the classic, mature beard. Jase's is kind of red – it's weird, like him! Jep grooms his the most: He's got all these special lotions and perfumes that he puts on. -Willie Robertson

I don't wear a lot of perfumey-perfumes because I think a lot of them smell like you're wearing perfume. And I don't want to smell like that. -Zoe Kravitz

I'm not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It's just a bit wrong! I don't find it sexy. I prefer essential oils – patchouli is nice. -Eva Green

I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword. -Olivia De Havilland

Every time you choose a perfume, you are voting. And, of course, I hope you vote for me. Not only for my ego, but for my pocketbook. The more you buy, the more money I make. -Oleg Cassini

I have total confidence in Beaute Prestige International to accompany me in creating a perfume that interprets my work and my world. -Azzedine Alaia

I don't wear perfume, and I don't like the air to be too saturated with scents. -Azzedine Alaia

My name has become a brand – it could be make-up, clothing, perfume. -Carine Roitfeld

I have a lucky perfume. I love beautiful smells, but I save one of my favorite perfumes to wear only when I feel like I need some extra luck. -Gretchen Rubin

My friends think it's weird that I spray perfume on my feet. -Chantal Sutherland

I don't want to do anything and everything. I want to be a brand that, every time I leverage my name, I want people to feel sure that it's going to be something good – so whether it be my movies, my perfume, my restaurant, my musical, it'll be good work, good food and good everything. -Shilpa Shetty

I took the longest showers of my life after every time I visited Gramacho. It affects the personality of the catadores. They always dress really well, they're very sharp, and when they go out they always wear a lot of perfume because they're very conscious of the possibility of having the smell. -Vik Muniz

I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives. -Ann Voskamp

A Leprecaun without a pot of gold is like a rose without perfume, a bird without a wing, or an inside without an outside. -James Stephens

I like individual scents on a girl, so you always recognize her and you keep her separate from other people in your head. I really love Egyptian musk. I've even gone to the mall and sprayed perfumes and just smelled them. I'm creepy. So creepy. -Pete Wentz

Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume. -Dolly Parton

I've definitely had my share of calls where I just laugh. Someone came to me once and wanted to do a signature Hawk cologne. I was like, 'Of what? Sweaty pads? Am I wringing out my pads into a little perfume bottle?' -Tony Hawk

I tend to pack light but still keep a large bag because I love to shop. For each destination I travel to, I like to buy something that the country or city is known for such as olive oil, truffle, jewelry, etc. I also like to buy perfumes because the smell brings me back to the memory of my travels. -Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

When you're going back to school, you want something fresh and new, and perfume is the best way to do that. -Bethany Mota

I decided to launch a fragrance because Aeropostale approached me about creating one, and it's something that I kind of always wanted to do but didn't think it would actually happen. So when I heard I had the opportunity to create my own perfume, I got super excited. -Bethany Mota

My viewers actually know about my little routine for spraying perfume. I put it on my wrists and rub them together, then I spray a little bit on my neck and three spritzes in front of me and then I shimmy through them. -Bethany Mota

Something in the human psyche confuses beauty with the right to be loved. The briefest glance at human folly reveals that good looks and worthiness operate independently. Yet countless socializing forces, from Aunt Clara to the latest perfume ad, reinforce beliefs like 'If I were pretty enough, I would be loved.' -Martha Beck

When I eat cilantro, it's like someone sprayed perfume down my throat. It closes up my throat, even if there's only a little piece. I like Mexican food, and I'll go out to a Mexican restaurant and tell them, 'Look, I will die if you get cilantro in my food.' Then there's always that one little piece that falls in, and I gag. -Amber Rose

Chanel No. 5 is my perfume when I'm feeling like a lady. It's old-school and warm – and it reminds me of my mom. -Phoebe Tonkin

I use only essential oils for perfumes. -Jessica Capshaw

I'm picky about skin care because I hate perfumes or anything that says 'It will take away all the lines on your face.' I don't want to do that. But I do use Kiehl's and this skin cream called Restorsea because it makes my skin look nice and feel soft. -Justine Bateman

I'm lucky that it's about fashion and perfume and cosmetics. If my father had owned a tire company, I don't know what I would have done. -Delphine Arnault

I grew up in the East Village with a lot of old people in my building, and I'm not sure if they lost their sense of smell over the years, but they always seemed to smell like they poured a bottle of perfume on themselves. I never want to become that person. -Sarah Hyland

I keep my perfume in the fridge. If someone sees me in the morning pushing aside the eggs to grab my perfume, it might look a little odd, but it's so refreshing to spray cold fragrance on your skin. -Becki Newton

My perfume, Manifesto, was based on the scent of basil. -Isabella Rossellini

When I was a child, our summer days were spent swimming; chlorine in my hair was like perfume to me. -Patti Davis

I love Serge Lutens orange blossom perfume; my mom got it for me. It's my favorite. It just smells clean. -Gia Coppola

I'm sure that everyone who goes into fashion always dreams of having a perfume, since it completes the brand and exposes it in a different way. -Reem Acra

I hope that the women who wear my perfume will have men all over them. -Reem Acra

Before every show, I have to put perfume on. I know the crowd's not necessarily going to smell me, but when I smell good, I feel like I can dominate the room. -Rita Ora

One of the very few things that I do every single day is put on fragrance. If I'm not wearing make-up, if my hair's not done, if I'm walking around in pyjamas – I still put my fragrance on. I will brush my teeth and put on my perfume. -Blake Lively

When I'm playing a character, I don't wear perfume. -Blake Lively

I have a friend – not a dwarf – who's an alchemist of sorts. He concocted a men's cologne… He gave me a bottle as a gift. I was thinking we should totally put this on the market. You know how Jessica Simpson and Beyonce have signature perfumes and make a mint? I'm thinking this cologne could be my ticket to fortune. -Peter Dinklage

I always have scarves handy; they're my indulgence. I buy them at an L.A. shop called Lost & Found. I'll spray one with loads of my Byredo Gypsy Water perfume, put it on and be like, 'Ah, this feels good.' -Lena Headey

I like Dolce & Gabbana's fragrance Light Blue – it's my everyday perfume. -Natasha Poly

My signature fragrance would be herbal – basil mixed with rosemary and coriander. Some big stars have got perfume lines that smell really bad. They've got it all wrong. -Valerie June

I'm a beer man. I tried to drink whiskey and Scotch, but I don't get it. It smells like a girl who didn't shower and just splashed a lot of perfume on. -Mads Mikkelsen

Sweeter than the perfume of roses is a reputation for a kind, charitable, unselfish nature; a ready disposition to do to others any good turn in your power. -Orison Swett Marden

Taste and love are not the servants of the will. Love is and must be free. It rises from the heart like perfume from a flower. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Almost every single commercial on television for shampoo, sports shoes, drinks, food, clothes, perfume, cars, etc., is a short fairy tale, for they are given magical qualities. -Jack Zipes

A group of scientists wanted to find the most effective mosquito repellents. So they tested 10 different substances, including campout standbys like DEET, as well as a random choice: Victoria's Secret perfume Bombshell. Turns out the perfume is almost as good as DEET. -Annalee Newitz

I placed my new novel, 'The Book of Lost Fragrances', in Paris, knowing it would be a challenge. But the book belonged in the city that is one of the greatest perfume capitals of the world and has been since for more than three centuries. -M. J. Rose

There was an ingredient used in perfumes and remedies in the Middle Ages called 'momie' that is certainly one of the most fascinating I've come across. -M. J. Rose

I don't really wear perfume. I use Victoria's Secret sometimes. They have this Coconut Passion spray. But fragrances can give me a bit of a headache. -Kylie Jenner

The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor. -Elaine Sciolino

One thing I always make – and I'm sure this is partly to do with memory and yearning and because I've made it ever since my children were born – I make gingerbread every year. And it's partly just the perfume of the spices in the house, makes it smell like winter to me. -Bee Wilson

I actually use women's perfume – I have since I was a kid. It's called Anais Anais, from Rachael. It smells like a beautiful woman and a bouquet of flowers. I use that and Right Guard deodorant. -Albert Hammond, Jr.

The appeal of perfume is that it is at once ephemeral and empowering. It creates a shimmering invisible armor that lingers in a room long after its wearer has gone and infuses our imagination with a subtle power, hinting at a hidden identity. -Mary Gaitskill

My first and strongest memories about perfume come from childhood, from my mother, and they are a complex blend of her private and public selves. -Mary Gaitskill

On the rare occasions when my mother perfumed herself, she was going out, and so I rarely smelled those special scents up close on her body, except during kisses goodbye. -Mary Gaitskill

You definitely need to have red lipstick no matter what. You can have a great outfit, but it will always give you that extra little pop. I also love perfume. It doesn't even matter what the perfume is. I like to smell sweet. -Jillian Hervey

I love the smell of vanilla, but I didn't have perfumes growing up, so I wore vanilla extract. -Evan Rachel Wood

I always write 'Magic Potion' on my perfume bottles so when I use them, it feels magical – I make spells in the morning when I put them on. -Alexa Chung

I've been using the same hair wax for as long as I can remember. I'm not a gel guy, I'm not a perfume guy, not really into any of that. -Guy Fieri

I didn't even know what a beauty editor was. It sounds like a fictional job if you think about it. You get to test lipstick and perfume and nail polish legitimately and call it work. -Zoe Foster Blake

I use only men's perfumes. I change my perfumes every month. -Alia Bhatt

I was a Versace perfume girl at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Rihanna actually came up to the counter and asked for something. And she wouldn't even take her sunglasses off! She was so mean to me. Not mean, but, like, guarded. I don't blame her, though. -Bebe Rexha

I'm more of a tough girl, and I'm attracted to things that reflect that in my perfumes. That means sandalwood, musk, amber, and vanilla notes. -Kat Graham

I don't like perfumes that are too strong or sweet. I like a fragrance that is earthy and sensual and can be worn at any time. -Angelina Jolie

Keep it simple. I usually have my hair up in a ballet bun and a great pair of sunglasses for when I'm on the go. On vacation, all you need is a sexy dress and great perfume, paired with a gorgeous red lip. -Lily Aldridge

There are tons of women's perfumes that I've smelt and been like, 'I love that. I would totally wear that,' and lots of women smell a lot of men's cologne and think the same thing about that. I think there should be no reason to put gender on it. -Shawn Mendes

We are very far from our potential, but you aren't going to see 500 stores; that wouldn't be consistent with the exclusivity of our brand. You also aren't going to see a Loro Piana perfume, glasses, or watches, because we are concentrating on our core business. -Pier Luigi Loro Piana

Prada Infusion d'Iris perfume – my mother wears it, so it feels like home away from home. It's lovely to smell her scent at all times. -Emilia Wickstead

Debussy is one of the few composers who actually created a new sound on the piano – or perhaps we should say a new smell, so perfumed are the vibrations which emanate from the instrument. -Stephen Hough

My way to think about creation is like the end of the world. I love confusion. So music and image, picture, fabrics, people, person, talk: That's my way to work. And food. And perfumes. I love perfumes. And flowers and plants, and dresses and vintage. -Alessandro Michele

I buy all my perfumes duty free – I think people are fools not to. -Leandra Medine

For fragrance, I apply a custom blend of essential oils and perfumes. I love spritzing Michelle Roques-O'Neil's Restore Therapie Aura Spray, which is an infusion that instantly rebuilds your energy. -Pat McGrath

The first perfume I remember actually having myself is Daisy. -Kaia Gerber

You can pick wild strawberries with your eyes closed, locating them by smell, for they are two parts perfume to one part taste. An hour of searching might yield a handful if you're lucky. Wild strawberries can't be encouraged, nor can they be discouraged: They come to you unbidden and unearned. They appear, or do not, by the grace of the sun. -Hope Jahren

Prince was outside his dressing room, shaking one of those little Easter egg maracas. His hair was straightened to a soft wave; his eyelashes were unfairly lovely. He smelled like the most expensive shelf in the Sephora perfume aisle. This man wearing eyeliner, heels and ladies' perfume somehow managed to be more masculine than the burly bodyguard. -Mayte Garcia

Sandalwood is one of the ingredients in Tam Dao, the perfume that I love from Diptyque. -Michael Buble

I was watching a movie called 'Perfume.' The book is really good, but the movie is really bad. My friend was making fun of it. He kept calling this obese guy a perfume genius. When I started putting my songs up on MySpace, I didn't know what was going to happen. I actually didn't put much thought into a name and just quickly used Perfume Genius. -Perfume Genius

I occasionally wear Miss Dior perfume. It's quite elegant and feminine. It reminds me of a romantic evening out. -Jaimie Alexander

I've been led by my nose all my life and tried to make perfume by boiling sugar water in jam jars and stuffing them full of gardenia and rose petals when I was growing up in Swaziland. -Richard E. Grant

Once I was done making my album 'Cry Baby,' I knew I wanted to make a vintage-inspired baby bottle perfume. -Melanie Martinez

I bought Jayne Mansfield's mansion in L.A. after her death. I had met her in England and remembered her perfume. When I moved in, I could smell her, and I saw her apparition. -Engelbert Humperdinck

It is impossible to identify a nice scent from within the chemical cloud of a perfume department. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

I think it's important for people to be themselves and express themselves through their makeup or their hair or their perfume or whatever it may be. -Madison Beer

My everyday scent is a unisex perfume by Le Labo. -Madison Beer

I love unisex perfumes because men don't realize they're attracted to the way that other men smell. I'm like, 'I smell like a dude right now, and you don't even know!' -Madison Beer

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