I wore a new perfume today
and liked it more than I can say.
It had a complex harmony,
a great sillage, longevity.
The scent also reminded me
of a present I once received—
a fragrance since discontinued,
which I loved on first eager use.
For this reason I’ll never know
whether it’s by merit alone
that this perfume has won my heart
or how nostalgia’s played a part.
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