Secret Garden (Aftelier) | Perfume Poetry

Poetry Inspired by the Perfume Secret Garden from Aftelier.

I lived a secret garden,
Where I could feel liberally.
My heart was soft and sweet –
Well rounded and strongly.
My soul was in full bloom
Like a jasmine vine
Decorated in an array
Of small, delicate flowers.

I was not unlike
The beasts of the earth,
Who feel purely, innocently
Covered from judgement.
In my mind and emotions,
My soul was strong, well rooted
And fragrant-like,
Like the Rosewoods of Brazil.

But the seasons changed.
Feelings and thoughts
Strange to me
Immersed my bewildered mind –
Muddled me –
Restless & uncertain.
They left me trying to manage –
to dictate –
my delicate senses.

But feelings are a garden.

[And all gardens need tending.
Feelings grow as they may,
But nourish them
With good water –
Good sun –
Good soil –
And pray their fruit grows sweetly].

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59 thoughts on “Secret Garden (Aftelier) | Perfume Poetry”

    1. thanks it smells exactly like that… the forest… but also has strong animal notes in it that typically aren’t used in fragrances anymore unless they are sourced in proper way.

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      1. I am usually really particular about the perfumes I wear. I’ll generally find a scent I like and wear that one for several years before I move onto another. But I wear perfumes sparingly – preferring instead the day to day scents of clean laundry, body oil, hair products, etc.

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      2. Interesting to know. I like to get to know how different people feel and prefer about fragrances. I like a straight up cologne though… one that I know will last 12 hours and people can smell on me.

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      3. I never know what kind of cologne a man is wearing, all I know is that I melt a little inside when a well-put-together man walks by and leaves a tantalizing scent in his wake. I may even fall in love for those brief moments that I stand there inhaling after him.

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      4. No, that is not it. It’s the oppositeβ€”I have smelled cologne trailing after men who I’ve worked with but was not attracted to and in those moments, I viewed them with new appreciation. The power of smell is really strong. We take in pheromones with our sense of smell and it triggers certain responses in our brain.

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      5. aww. I know what you mean, though. That happened to me before, too. I can still remember the perfumes when I smell them. One was Juicy Couture. The other I can’t remember, but if I smell I will.

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    1. Yes spot on, except it’s not musk. It’s one of the few fragrances left to use real civet and castoreum (from the civet cat and beaver).

      Thanks 😁 this topic happened to be on my mind while playing with topics to write in the fragrance, and this worked!

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      1. Yay! Getting close to deciphering your art! This poem works though. The description is sit on. Let me tell you, you see things others do not and that makes your poems wonderful!

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      2. Well nothing is wrong in appreciating an inspiration. I truly learn a lot from reading your poems. And yes, I do think very highly of your poems. They never fail to disappoint.

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    1. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to include it or not…. so I did but just not in quotations. Without out… the reading has to think a little bit about what it means B)


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