odors have a power of persuasion . . .

“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”

~Patrick Süskind

Asylum/Merideth/Medical Library - 280

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