Margaret Lee Runbeck Page

“Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.”

- Margaret Lee Runbeck

Coco Chanel Page

“[Reply when asked where perfume should be worn:] Wherever one wants to be kissed.”

- Coco Chanel

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Coco Chanel, Her Life, Her Secrets" (1987) by Marcel Haedrich
Coco Chanel Page

“A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.”

- Coco Chanel

William Shakespeare Page

“To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.”

- William Shakespeare

Source/Notes: King John act 4, sc. 2, l. 11 (1591–1598)
Og Mandino Page

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”

- Og Mandino


Henry Ward Beecher Page

“A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange-tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, — swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air.”

- Henry Ward Beecher

Georges Bernanos Page

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

- Georges Bernanos

Jonathan Carroll Page

“Everyone coming out of a perfume store is smelling the back of their hand.”

- Jonathan Carroll

John Dewey Page

“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

Christian Dior Page

“A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.”

- Christian Dior


Geri Halliwell Page

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

- Geri Halliwell

Paris Hilton Page

“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

Julianne Hough Page

“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

Emeril Lagasse Page

“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

David Leavitt Page

“Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.”

- David Leavitt


W. Somerset Maugham Page

“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

Source/Notes: Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1930)
Arthur Miller Page

“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