Tuesday, June 23, 2009

So What's New?

Montaigne discovers aromatherapy c. 1588:

"The doctors might, I believe, derive more use from odors than they do; for I have often noticed that they make a change in me and work upon my spirits according to their properties; which makes me approve of the idea that the use of incense and perfumes in churches, so ancient and widespread in all nations and religions, was intended to delight us and arouse and purify our sense to make us more fit for contemplation."

-- Of smells


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