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How do you think Danielle's keen sense of smell add to setting and characterization?

Created: 04/27/15

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davinamw

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How do you think Danielle's keen sense of smell add to setting and characterization?

How do you think Danielle's keen sense of smell add to setting and characterization?


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Added to setting and character. Added texture, allure convincing the reader she is a true 'nose'


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barbarak

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Danielle's keen sense of smell adds dimension & 'flavor' to this tale. It made this story more interesting.


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kellilee

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RE: How do you think Danielle's keen sense of smell add to setting and characterization?

As the reader, it definitely awakened my sense of smell and was a wonderful thread woven from beginning to end starting with the title and permeating every chapter through the Epilogue. I actually chuckled to myself when I read this line from the very end of the book: She drank in the delicious, virile smell of him, loving how the scent of his skin melded with the perfume she had blended for him for this day - blood orange and orange blossom, patchouli and sandalwood, cinnamon and clove. Describing a smell as "virile" got my silly bone for some reason.


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Her sense of smell takes us to the mood of the moment, whether it be romance, nostalgia, enticement, lightness, mystery, boldness, shyness, etc. Each emotion has a scent. I am especially enjoying this book because I just recently discovered the use of essential oils.


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mariannes

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The descriptions of all the scents made me more aware of them in my life. I never thought much about perfume. I use what I got as gifts mostly. The descriptions of various things added realism and depth to the book.


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Peggy H

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I really liked the sense of smell and the introductory comments for the chapters. Besides setting I felt the smells helped in characterization.


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kathleenb

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I have always loved perfume. I think it can say a lot about a person. I found it fascinating how Danielle made different perfume's for special occasions. I felt that her strong sense of smell really added to the cohesiveness of the book.


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beelergirl

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Her keen sense of smell added to the story. Memories quickly come forward when scents are involved. It was a good dimension that you usually do not find on literature.


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JAKL1

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i do not like perfume smells especially the strong ones that linger on after someone lives the room. To be in the perfume making business, I would think someone would have to have a keen sense of smell. I liked the way the story flows as she does smell all the fragrances around her. It is springtime here and the smells of new beginnings are wonderful.


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