Perfume Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old perfume quotes, perfume sayings, and perfume proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Perfume follows you; it chases you and lingers behind you. It's a reference mark. Perfume makes silence talk.     

Sonia Rykiel

Perfume is a story in odor, sometimes a poetry in memory.     

Jean Claude Ellena

Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance - a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a man and a woman's personality. Without it there is something missing.     

Gianni Versace

The best fragrance is the scent of water, the fragrance of dew and rain falling on plants. Water is the essential element, a source of life and energy. A perfume that, like a garment, moves to suit the woman, her skin. A perfume that embraces a woman.     

Issey Miyake

A perfume should be as imbued with meaning as it is light to wear.     

Paco Rabanne

Perfume must not be linked just to fashion because that means that one day it will go out of style.     

Thierry Mugler

Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress.     

Christian Dior

A perfume is an intimate object, it is the reflector of the heart.     

Emanuel Ungaro

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.     

Heinrich Heine

Perfume is the art that makes memory speak.     

Francis Kurkdjian

The gift of perfume to a flower is a special grace like genius or like beauty, and never becomes common or cheap.     

John Burroughs

Perfume is pretty good because nobody has to hold the product by their face or use it.     

David Fincher

Just like men, perfume is never perfect right away you have to let it seduce you.     

Jean Patou

Perfume is the key to our memories.     

Kate Lord Brown

As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.     

Katherine Francke

Perfume is like a parenthesis, a moment of freedom, peace, love and sensuality in between the disturbances of modern living.     

Sonia Rykiel

No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.     

Coco Chanel

Many perfumes promise to lure men to women. None of them smell of motherhood. None of them proclaim the wearer to be tidy, thrifty, and sensible.     

Janette Rallison

Perfume is that last and best reserve of the past, the one which when all out tears have run dry, can make us cry again!     

Marcel Proust

Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.     

Marian Bendeth

A perfume is like a piece of clothing, a message, a way of presenting oneself, a costume that differs according to the woman who wears it.     

Paloma Picasso

Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed.     

Coco Chanel

Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed!     

Coco Chanel

Don't wear perfume in the garden unless you want to be pollinated by bees.     

Anne Raver

Fragrance speaks the loudest on a subliminal level.     

Marian Bendeth

Anytime the perfume of orange and lemon groves wafts in the window; the human body has to feel suffused with a languorous well-being.     

Frances Mayes

Fragrance, whether strong or delicate, is a highly subjective matter, and one gardener's perfume is another gardener's stink.     

Katharine S. White

Perfume is a mark of female identity and the final touch of her style.     

Christian Dior

Perfume is the nourishment that stimulates my thinking.     


A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.     

Christian Dior