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PREFACE
TOUCH-1
TOUCH-2
TOUCH-3 (begin)
TOUCH-3 (end)
TOUCH-4 (begin)
TOUCH-4 (end)
SMELL-1
SMELL-2
SMELL-3.1
SMELL-3.2
SMELL-3.3
SMELL-3.4
SMELL-3.5
SMELL-4 (begin)
SMELL-4 (end)
SMELL-5
HEARING-1
HEARING-2
HEARING-3
VISION-1.1
VISION-1.2
VISION-1.3
VISION-2.1
VISION-2.2
VISION-2.3
VISION-2.4
VISION-3
VISION-4
VISION-5
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B HISTORY-1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.2
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

women of a land in which the refinements of life have been carried so far 

as Japan, and they received it from the Chinese.[65] 

 

Moreover, musk is still the most popular of European perfumes. It is the 

perfumes containing musk, Piesse states in his well-known book on the _Art 

of Perfumery_, which sell best. It is certainly true that in its simple 

form the odor of musk is not nowadays highly considered in Europe. This 

fact is connected with the ever-growing refinement in accordance with 

which the specific odors of the sexual regions in human beings tend to 

lose their primitive attractiveness and bodily odors generally become 

mingled with artificial perfumes and so disguised. But, although musk in 

its simple form, and under its ancient name, has lost its hold in Europe, 

it is an interesting and significant fact that it is still the perfumes 

which contain musk that are the most widely popular. 

 

Peau d'Espagne may be mentioned as a highly complex and luxurious perfume, 

often the favorite scent of sensuous persons, which really owes a large 

part of its potency to the presence of the crude animal sexual odors of 

musk and civet. It consists of wash-leather steeped in ottos of neroli, 

rose, santal, lavender, verbena, bergamot, cloves, and cinnamon, 

subsequently smeared with civet and musk. It is said by some, probably 

with a certain degree of truth, that Peau d'Espagne is of all perfumes 

that which most nearly approaches the odor of a woman's skin; whether it 

also suggests the odor of leather is not so clear. 

 

 

 


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