an 18th century perfume pistolet
more from my friend Havelock Ellis:
“There is no doubt that the smell of leather has a curiously stimulating sexual influence on many men and women. A prostitute reported several clients requested the odour of new shoes in the room, and she was accustomed to obtaining the desired perfume by holding her shoes for a moment over the flame of a spirit lamp.
The odour of semen has been compared to new mown hay or the pollen of flowering grasses. A scientific friend who has done much work in the field of organic chemistry tells us he associates the odour of semen with that produced by the diastatic action of mixing flour and water, which he regards as sexual in character.”
There is a niche market for erotic smells and Vulva aims to fill this. The “precious vaginal odour” is sold in a small glass phial. Shake the phial gently and apply a tiny amount of the “precious organic substance” to the back of the hand. the irresistible smell that exudes from a sensuous vagina immediately intensifies your erotic fantasies and starts the film rolling in your head…..
For an interesting read about modern perfumes that smell like crotch, click this link. nursemyra would love to try Querelle or one of the scents that are redolent of opium dens, absinthe and Parisian orgies.
There is a downside to perfumes too
“It is well known that workers in perfume are apt to suffer from the inhalation of odours amid which they live. Dealers in musk are said to be specially liable to precocious dementia.
unfortunately once dementia sets in, it seems to accompanied by the unmistakeable odour of urine. that’s what I smell at the Gimcrack anyway……