The patrons of perfumery have always been considered the most civilised and refined  people in the world. If refinement consists in knowing how to enjoy the faculties wich we possess, then must we learn not only how to appreciate the harmony of colour and form, in order to please the sight; the melody of sweet sounds, to delight the ear; the comfort of appropriate fabrics, to cover the body, and to please the touch; but the smelling faculty must be shown how to grafity itself with the odoriferous products of the garden and the forest.

In, The Art of Perfumery, and the Methods of Obtaining the Odours of Plants, G. W. Sptimus Piesse, 1862


O Novo Perfume, John William Godward