Transports of Delight: An Aromatic Journey in Verse from East to West on the Wings of Perfume

David Pybus
Global Oriental, 2007年5月10日 - 131 頁
This book is a feast for the nose! Transports of Delight is a celebration through verse of man’s extraordinary sensory world of smell, connecting East and West. Here is a fascinating and delightful anthology, drawn from around the world and across the millennia, capturing a kaleidoscope of emotions, moods and memories, all of which are energized and enhanced by smells of every kind – ‘smells which match our moods, promote our passions, provoke a sense of awe in the natural world around us, and bring us closer to our gods’. The anthology, containing over a hundred poems and excerpts from literature including The Teachings of the Buddha and Ben Johnson’s intoxicating ‘Drink to me only with thine eyes’ (Ode to Celia), takes the reader from Japan to China, Tibet and the East Indies, on to India and the Levant, then to Europe and finally to the Americas. Transports of Delight will certainly help transport and delight the reader to another level of sensory pleasure – far removed from today’s audio-visual world of ipods, televisions, CDs and DVDs!

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David Pybus, a poet himself, is also a contributor to this volume. Having spent much of his professional life closely connected with the world of aromas through his involvement in the cosmetics, toiletries and perfumery industry, he sees himself today as a twenty-first century Alchemist and Aromancer, with a mission to encourage people to take time out from their frenetic lives in order to ‘smell the roses’ (or the coffee!). He is also known as the Indiana Jones of the perfume industry, having made the search for and recreation of perfumes from history his particular quest, which are now available through his own enterprise. He is a recent winner on the BBC programme ‘Dragon’s Den’.