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Tomorrow—perfumes or just odors?

Contact Author Maurice Maurin
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This is an attempt to clarify the ideal art of perfumery for which I and a number of my perfumer friends strive. We are perfumers who know very well that we must apply ourselves to the needs of business but who have not given up our art, believing that it is still possible to follow passionately our marvelous craft--a craft that is the source of so many artistic emotions and so many disillusions, like steppingstone along the path to creation.

Perfumers experimenting with the thousand and one odors of their palette. Perfumers who sometimes are fortunate enough, as anonymous observers, to smell with pride their creation worn by a woman on Fifth Avenue or on the Champs d'Elysees--a pride somewhat lessened by the frustration of being unknown.