Marcel Proust, The Prisoner, translated by Carol Clark, p. 356.
At least the Narrator refrains from asking, “How do you have sex, though?”
I didn’t plan to celebrate Bloomsday by journeying to my Spiritual Home #1 for a solitary vision quest; it just happened that way.
How to make a woman beautiful forever:
Take a young raven from the nest; feed it on hard eggs for forty days, kill it, and then distill it with myrtle leaves, talc, and almond oil.” —Les Secrets de Maistre Alexys, 1555, the earliest French perfumery book known, according to Essence and Alchemy
Colette defined herself as an “olfactory novelist,” according to “Essence and Alchemy.”
The dry down of Eau Sauvage has nestled in to the fibers of my cardigan, and I constantly feel I’m about to get someone pregnant.