The flowers, as if they knew their part, unfolded their bright leaves, and poured forth their sweetest perfume, as, kneeling at the throne, the brave little Fairy said,--
Then, amid a burst of wild, sweet music, the Frost-King placed the Flower crown on his head, and knelt to little Violet; while far and near, over the broad green earth, sounded the voices of flowers, singing their thanks to the gentle Fairy, and the summer wind was laden with perfumes, which they sent as tokens of their gratitude; and wherever she went, old trees bent down to fold their slender branches round her, flowers laid their soft faces against her own, and whispered blessings; even the humble moss bent over the little feet, and kissed them as they passed.
As for me," said Planchet, "I seem to smell, from this place, even, a most delectable perfume
of fine roast meat, and to see the scullions in a row by the hedge, hailing our approach.
The odor of these two scents, therefore, appeared quite natural to us, and as Madame Savon never allowed any perfume
, or articles (as these things are technically termed), of inferior quality to pollute her shop, we had no scruples about inhaling the delightful fragrance that breathed in the place.
Nothing could exceed the intentness with which this scientific gardener examined every shrub which grew in his path: it seemed as if he was looking into their inmost nature, making observations in regard to their creative essence, and discovering why one leaf grew in this shape and another in that, and wherefore such and such flowers differed among themselves in hue and perfume
And because the breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air (where it comes and goes like the warbling of music) than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight, than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume
Probably the literary fine world, which is always rubbing shoulders with the other fine world, and bringing off a little of its powder and perfume
, was then dawning upon me, and I was wishing to be of it, and to like the things that it liked; I am not so anxious to do it now.
There was something, it seemed to him, which reminded him, however faintly, of the mornings in his own land,--the perfume
of the flowers from the window-boxes, perhaps, the absence of that hideous roar of traffic, or the faint aromatic scent from the lime trees in the Park, heavy from recent rain.
from the great clusters of yellow daffodils and violets floated up from the flower sellers' baskets below; the fresh, warm air seemed to bring him poignant memories of crocus-starred lawns, of trim beds of hyacinths, of the song of birds, of the perfume
of drooping lilac.
Not to awaken suspicion he was flattering ad nauseum, insinuating as a perfume
, and cajoling as a woman.
The air was full of the perfume
of apple bloom, and the bees blundered foolishly and delightfully from one blossom to another, half drunken with perfume
These almost impenetrable forests were composed of pomegranates, orange-trees, citrons, figs, olives, apricots, bananas, huge vines, whose blossoms and fruits rivaled each other in color and perfume
I was seated in the room which precedes the Salon des Ambassadeurs, and, tired of being jostled by so many noble personages, I had fallen into a vague reverie, when I scented near me the perfume
of the lady in black.
What strange perfumes
seemed to waft across from it, perfumes
laden with associations of a world so different from the green world where it now was, a charming world of gay intrigue and wanton pleasure.
It was evident, from her figure and the perfumes
she had about her, that she was young and fastidious in her tastes, but that was all.