Poetic perfumery


O' poets switch off all senses but one
as you enter this arena of aroma as I nose out the world's perfumes
to boost yer nasal stamina. 

A dainty phial of perfume  indeed,
a perfect and preferred present The joy of the lady, the joy of the gent 
A vial of perfume, a gift lovely and fragrant
A gift of a whiff, for all to sniff from scents sophisticated and pleasant. 

He loves to revel in her lingering scent 
treasuring it to form scented hints of sweet memory 
It soon becomes his favorite fragrance 
as he inhales in the reminiscent potpourri. 

And she sashays trailing behind her,
a tantalizing trail of her choicest elegant fragnances 
As for 'Indian' me Im in love with sandalwood too 
of sweet sillage and its unique nuances. 

To extirpate the putrid and the pungent 
comes in handy any pleasing spray of odorant.
Enhance the refreshing smells of the great ozone layer
with honey-suckle airfreshners for scented air. 

Sensual scents do well for sentient man
to satisfy his olfactory cells, 
to gratify his sense of smell Wherever you may go, 
wherever you may be 
It's trendy to leave that tell-tale perfume trail. 

It's thanks to medieval Avicenna we can extract fragrance from the flora
Extraction of essential oils from jasmines and rosewood 
to expel and dispel any trace of miasma 
with aromas of flowers such as freesia or mimosa. 

Thus explore the enticing effect of extracted essence
Ooh, luxuriate yourself in assorted floral fragrance. 
And that lands us in the world of fragrant agarwood of middle-eastern ittars or attars
for aesthetic incense 
to diffuse in your sacraments, the mystical frankincense
The strong nuances too of enchanting oud and thus enjoy the tenacity of entrancing fragrance! 

And from dawn unto dusk my favorite scent is that of musk 
Its distinct and distinguished scent
has turned me into a fan so fervent. 

As for a more occidental smell my choice is sweet, refreshing lavender 
while others prefer eau de cologne or the intoxicating smell of ethyl and ester. 

And for fragrant balms from balsams explore the world of the heady stronger scents
No matter if they are mere synthetic blends,
they're gorgeous infusions
for your glamorous garments. 

Modern or ancient times, the world's enthralled by fragrance Be it western parfum or oriental patchouli
Ah, luxuriate yourself in the lingering hints of scents 
as you explore the aromatic world of perfumery. 

This is not meant to be a sales catalogue
It's only to present the perfumes in vogue. 
So much for the world of perfumes compressed in a nutshell.
All is well, pray God bless the sense of smell


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  • BlessedbyGod

    This is a very well written piece, and the sense of smell is very important,
    My favorite is lavender, and sandlewood as well,

    You put a very interesting thought in my head about how everyone's poetry is like an aroma,
    Each has its own distinctive scent,
    And gives us an idea about the poets personality and life,
    I truly love this piece, it is a favorite

    • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

      Yayy nice to know you like and know sandalwood . Warmest thanks for your very eloquent, elegant great comment. I think you write a poem with that idea now! Take care,

      • BlessedbyGod

        I definitely will, for sure! Check back tomorrow!!!

      • hzugman

        What a pretty picture you paint in this lovely poem

      • orchidee

        Good write Z. A whiffy write, but not a pongy one! lol.

      • Bella Shepard

        In extolling the virtues of scent you praise, and rightly so, our extraordinary sensory organ of smell. I have long been a fan of various incense, and used to plug in a lavender air freshener next to my bed every night. I have let those habits slip with age, but you've reminded me in this beautiful poem, of what I've been missing and need to find again. Thank you dear poetess, you've reawakened this old nose, now yearning for those wonderful scents.

      • AwHec8

        Beautiful 😍 Poem, can smell the fragrance of it in my mind because of your writing. Don

      • Nidham Nehal

        Beautifully written... Felt the smell...

      • Petrichor of Love

        Wondrously written ma'am. The essence of the fragrance could be sensed very well💕

      • jarcher54

        These days many people turn their noses up at strong perfumes. I understand, but I am one of those enchanted by a nice fragrance. Maybe you did not mean it exactly, but this is a very sexy poem! When I enter a room or elevator and there's no one there but the scent of a nice perfume lingers in the air... it intoxicates me! I cannot help imagining the woman whom I just missed...

        • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

          Yeah too strong is not liked by all, but some perfumes are such a fashion statement and allure for all. Im happy you find my poem sexy, i like writing sexy stuff.
          Thanks soo much for fab comment,

        • L. B. Mek

          'treasuring it to form scented hints of sweet memory'

          A great write, so well researched
          and crafted with genuine enthusiasm and sincerity
          a beautiful read..

          May I humbly recommend you read
          'The Cinnamon Peeler' poem
          by Michael Ondaatje
          so you may see for yourself how favourably your poem compares
          to one of the great modern
          love poems

          • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

            Thanks soo much for great super comment, would love to look up the poem you mention. Sounds african the name and africans are such great writers and poets yeahh.

          • Serhat Doğan

            Different kind of poem.I liked that

          • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

            The views are not showing up. Because there are about 10 comments so how can there be only 5 views as it says up top.

          • Thomas W Case

            Excellent use of the sense of smell.

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