Reflection — January 21st
‘Fragrance’ evokes a more pleasant sensation than ‘odour’, though both are part of the same sense of smell. There would be little success in selling Eau de Cologne if it was described as an odour! It is a ‘fragrance’. A fragrance is something which is pleasing to the nostrils. Like any skilled trader, the perfumier will strive for perfection. How appropriate, then, to speak of an offering as ‘fragrant’. An offering is something which we would wish to represent the best that we can give.
The word perfume is derived from the Latin per fumum, meaning 'by means of smoke.' In the Old Testament,
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