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wood and enjoy the fragrant smell, while he never refused perfumes when
offered them as a present. The things he cared for most, said Ayesha, were
women, scents, and foods. Muir, _Life of Mahomet_, vol. iii, p. 297.
 H. ten Kate, _International Centralblatt fuer Anthropologie_, Ht. 6,
1902. This author, who made observations on Japanese with Zwaardemaker's
olfactometer, found that, contrary to an opinion sometimes stated, they
have a somewhat defective sense of smell. He remarks that there are no
really native Japanese perfumes.
 Moll: _Die Kontraere Sexualempfindung_, third edition, 1890, p. 306.
 Moll: _Libido Sexualis_, bd. 1, p. 284.
 P. Naecke, "Un Cas de Fetichisme de Souliers," _Bulletin de la Societe
de Medecine Mentale de Belgique_, 1894.
 _Psychopathia Sexualis_, English edition, p. 167.
 Philip Salmuth (_Observationes Medicae_, Centuria II, no. 63) in the
seventeenth century recorded a case in which a young girl of noble birth
(whose sister was fond of eating chalk, cinnamon, and cloves) experienced
extreme pleasure in smelling old books. It would appear, however, that in
this case the fascination lay not so much in the odor of the leather as in
the mouldy odor of worm-eaten books; "_faetore veterum liborum, a blattis
et tineis exesorum, situque prorsus corruptorum_" are Salmuth's words.
 _Studies in the Psychology of Sex_, vol. iii, "Appendix B, History
 _Sexuelle Osphresiologie_, p. 106.
 Mantegazza, _Fisiologia dell' Amore_, p. 176.
 In this connection I may quote the remark of the writer of a
thoughtful article in the _Journal of Psychological Medicine_, 1851: "The
use of scents, especially those allied to the musky, is one of the
luxuries of women, and in some constitutions cannot be indulged without
some danger to the morals, by the excitement to the ovaria which results.
And although less potent as aphrodisiacs in their action on the sexual
system of women than of men, we have reason to think that they cannot be
used to excess with impunity by most."
 _Kama Sutra_ of Vatsyayana, 1883, p. 5.
 Cloquet, _Osphresiologie_, p. 95.
 In Normandy the _Chenopodium_, it is said, is called "conio," and in
Italy erba connina (con, cunnus), on account of its vulvar odor. The
attraction of dogs to this plant has been noted. In the same way cats are
irresistibly attracted to preparations of valerian because their own urine
contains valerianic acid.
 Sonnini, _Voyage dans la Haute et Basse Egypte_, 1799, vol. i. p.
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