Lena had given him one of Tiny Soderball's bottles of perfume
for his mother, and he thought he would get some handkerchiefs to go with it.
When first the Fairy placed it there, she had been pleased with her new gift, and for a while obeyed the fairy bell, and often tried to win some fragrance from the flower, by kind and pleasant words and actions; then, as the Fairy said, she found a sweet reward in the strange, soft perfume of the magic blossom, as it shone upon her breast; but selfish thoughts would come to tempt her, she would yield, and unkind words fell from her lips; and then the flower drooped pale and scentless, the fairy bell rang mournfully, Annie would forget her better resolutions, and be again a selfish, wilful little child.
The light and perfume of the flower seemed to bring new strength to Annie, and she rose up, saying, as she bent to kiss the blossom on her breast, "Dear flower, help and guide me now, and I will listen to your voice, and cheerfully obey my faithful fairy bell.
A breath of half-forgotten perfume
stole out into the room.
It is the same that coldly illuminates his face as he bends over a bird, a mouse, or a butterfly, which, in pursuance of some experiment, he has killed by the perfume of a flower; a look as deep as Nature itself, but without Nature's warmth of love.
She was as lovely as the dawn and gorgeous as the sunset; but what especially distinguished her was a certain rich perfume in her breath--richer than a garden of Persian roses.
Why should we not spend the last three hours remaining to us of life, like those ancient Romans, who when condemned by Nero, their emperor and heir, sat down at a table covered with flowers, and gently glided into death, amid the perfume of heliotropes and roses?
By degrees, the light of the lamps gradually faded in the hands of the marble statues which held them, and the perfumes appeared less powerful to Morrel.
He continued friends with fallen ministers and made himself their intermediary with their successors, diffusing thus the perfume
of the last flattery and the first compliment.
It must suffice for you to know that it is a perfume
of which I am very fond, because it was that of a lady who had been very kind to me in my childhood,--a lady whom I had always seen dressed in black.
Then he once more kindled the fire, threw on the perfume
, and murmured the unknown spell, and the rock closed, and stood whole as before.
There came up from all nature in the dawn of day a perfume
of herbs, flowers and leaves, which delighted the heart.
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.
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.
were mingled with the perfumes
of the air and the sea.