This weekend I met a Scandinavian woman at a party who said she had been experimenting with different combinations of aromatic plant extracts. She said she wanted to find out which ones interacted best with her individual pheromones. She said she started with extracts from exotic species across the world, but then, as she gained more knowledge, she began using extracts from local plants almost exclusively. She did indeed smell extremely good in a subtle way.Strangely enough I'd have to say her scent was redolent of fresh rain with notes of neroli perhaps. I asked what what she was wearing that day, but she responded with a list of scientific plant names, which I did not catch. I was left with the notion she was metaelite in her area of investigation.
[by Justin Thomas]