The Most Inspiring Quotes About Perfume

Perfume, the invisible accessory that transcends time, evokes memories, and whispers stories, has long been revered for its enchanting allure. From poets to perfumers, philosophers to fashion icons, scent has inspired them and they have attempted to capture the transformative power of scent. 

We have collected the most captivating quotes that celebrate the magic of perfume and inspire us. Which one is your favourite?

"Perfume is the art that makes memory speak." – Francis Kurkdjian

"Perfume is the most intense form of memory." – Jean-Paul Guerlain

"Scent is the soul of the flower, and perfume its poetry."  Christian Dior

“Love is a perfume you cannot pour onto others without getting a few drops on yourself.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed!”  Coco Chanel.

“The beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart…and hopefully, someone else’s.”  Elizabeth Taylor.

“A perfume is like a piece of clothing, a message, a way of presenting oneself, a costume that differs according to the woman who wears it”  Paloma Picasso.

“Just like men, perfume is never perfect right away; you must let it seduce you.” – Jean Patou.

"Perfume is the poetry of the senses, a whisper of desire on the skin."  Marian Bendeth

"A fragrance is a story told in scent, each note a chapter in the tale."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the art of memory, a melody of the past."  Marcel Proust

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"Fragrance speaks the loudest on a subliminal level."  Marian Bendeth

"A perfume is an intimate object, it is the reflector of the heart."  Emmanuel Ungaro

"Your fragrance is your message, your scented slogan."  Maurice Roucel

"A perfume is an unseen, unforgettable, and ultimate accessory of fashion. It announces your arrival and prolongs your departure."  Coco Chanel

"A fragrance is like a signature, so it's important to find one that truly represents you."  Aerin Lauder

"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."  Christian Dior

"Perfume is the key to our memories."  Kate Lord Brown

"A perfume is more than an extract, it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique."  Giorgio Armani

"Perfume is like a parenthesis, a moment of freedom, peace, love, and sensuality in between the disturbances of modern living."  Sonia Rykiel

"The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose."  Heda Bejar

"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future."  Coco Chanel

"There is no one-size-fits-all in fragrance, just as there is no one-size-fits-all in life."  Tom Ford

"A good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the scent with you."  Shannon Leto

"Wearing perfume is like presenting yourself to others in olfactory technicolor."  Marian Bendeth

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"Perfume is the key to our memories."  Kate Lord Brown

"A perfume is an intimate object, it is the reflector of the heart."  Emmanuel Ungaro

"Perfume is the invisible, yet unforgettable accessory."  Giorgio Armani

"Your fragrance should be as unique as you are."  Marian Bendeth

"A perfume should be as imbued with meaning as it is light to wear."  Alber Elbaz

"Perfume is the key to unlocking memories and emotions."  Sarah Jessica Parker

"Fragrance is a personal statement, an invisible accessory that completes your outfit."  Aerin Lauder

"Perfume is the unseen, unforgettable, and ultimate accessory."  Coco Chanel

"Wearing perfume is like wearing an invisible armor of confidence."  Aerin Lauder

"Perfume is the punctuation mark of style."  Marian Bendeth

"Fragrance is the most seductive form of self-expression."  Tom Ford

"Perfume is the language of flowers, spoken in a whisper."  Marian Bendeth

"A good perfume should be as elegant as a well-tailored suit."  Tom Ford

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"Scent is the passport to the soul, unlocking hidden chambers of memory."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the silent herald of personality, announcing your presence before you speak."  Aerin Lauder

"A fragrance is like a symphony, each note harmonising to create a masterpiece."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the art of capturing ephemeral beauty and bottling it for eternity."  Alber Elbaz

"Scent is the ghost of memory, haunting the corridors of our minds."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the finishing touch that completes the canvas of fashion."  Giorgio Armani

"A fragrance is a love letter to the senses, written in notes of longing and desire."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the whisper of longing, the promise of a forgotten dream."  Sarah Jessica Parker

"Scent is the echo of the past, reverberating through the corridors of time."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the art of seduction, a silent invitation to intimacy."  Aerin Lauder

"A fragrance is a journey, transporting us to distant lands and forgotten memories."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the invisible thread that weaves through the tapestry of memory."  Tom Ford

"Scent is the music of the senses, each note a melody in the symphony of life."  Marian Bendeth

"Perfume is the language of love, spoken in whispers and sighs."  Coco Chanel

"A fragrance is a secret garden, blooming in the hidden recesses of the soul."  Marian Bendeth

“Where should one wear perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed.”  Coco Chanel.

“Perfume is that last and best reserve of the past, the one which, when all our tears have run dry, can make us cry again!”  Marcel Proust.

“I felt something so intense I could only express it in perfume.”  Jacques Guerlain

“Smell is a word, perfume is literature”  Jean-Claude Ellena.

“Perfume is like music that you wear”  Mathilde Thomas.

“A perfume is more than an extract, it is a presence”  Giorgio Armani.

“Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers.”  Christian Dior.

“Ladies, a man will never remember your handbag, but he will remember your perfume.”  Olivier Creed.

“I love walking into a closet and smelling lingering perfume, so I always spray my clothes. At the end of the bottle, when the atomizer no longer reaches the tiny dribble left, I unscrew the top and pour the remainder onto a t-shirt or dress.”  Sarah Jessica Parker.

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“Fragrance is the first layer of dressing, a woman’s invisible body suit.”  Donna Karan.

"The Best Investment in every man's life are a custom tailored suit and an expensive cologne. It's like buying first impression."  Massimo Ferragamo

"Good Manners and Good Colognes is What Transforms a Man into a Gentleman"  Tom Ford

"My Soul Travels on the Smell of the Perfume like the soul of other men on music."  Charles Baudelaire

“Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance. Without it, something is missing”  Gianni Versace.

“Perfume is a form of writing, an ink, a choice made in the first person, the dot on the I, a weapon, a courteous gesture, part of the instant, a consequence”  Serge Lutens.

“Perfume is potentially a carrier for the imagination. It is thick, poisonous, and pure desire; it is eros in person”  Serge Lutens.

“When I was a boy, I thought the scent was contained in dewdrops on flowers, and if I got up early in the morning, I could collect it and make perfume.”  Oscar de la Renta.

“A woman wears both jewelry and fragrance and recalls happy moments.”  Alain Boucheron

“I like to put perfume on my pulse points, but I also love the way you can sense it – there is an atmosphere that comes from releasing a scent into the world – it’s a primal thing. I spray around me, not just on me, and it lingers in the room after I leave.”  Cate Blanchett.

“Perfume follows you; it chases you and lingers behind you. It’s a reference mark. Perfume makes silence talk.”  Sonia Rykiel.

“One of the very few things I do daily is put on fragrance. If I’m not wearing make-up, if my hair’s not done, if I’m walking around in pajamas — I still put my fragrance on. I will brush my teeth and put on my perfume.”  Blake Lively.

“The appeal of perfume is that it is ephemeral and empowering. It creates a shimmering invisible armor that lingers in a room long after its wearer has gone. It infuses our imagination with subtle power, hinting at a hidden identity.”  Mary Gaitskill.

“Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”  Marian Bendeth.

“Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume.”  Dolly Parton.

“I always write ‘Magic Potion’ on my perfume bottles, so when I use them, it feels magical — I make spells in the morning when I put them on.”  Alexa Chung.

“Beauty is an exquisite flower, and its perfume is a virtue.”  Giovanni Ruffini.

“To me, it is essential to have perfume in which it is hard to recognize a particular flower or scent. That gives a touch of mystery.”  Isabella Rossellini.

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