Miz Quickly is seeking layers of perfume today. Here is my freewrite take on the subject.
on baking bread,
Sweet Williams would do as well –
to mask the odour of sanctity
and disapproval in which I used to live.
or coffee beans from the shop by the Cathedral.
Toothpaste in a kiss,or Dettol on a graze –
all these are scents I love.
Seaweed rotting on the shore
with glorious fangipani flower
takes me to Seychelles,
over-boiled cabbage, sweat and outside loos
and I’m in my first school.
The manufactured perfumes
that cost so dear to buy –
I’d rather have a rose, so sweet,
than Marilyn’s nightwear!
The Chanel No.5 I bought for pennies at a vide grenier (boot or garage sale)