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Jitterbug Perfume

The distinctive human problem from time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life, to lift it onto a special immortal plane, beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all other organisms.

     --Ernest Becker


The history of civilization is the story of man's emancipation from a lot that was harsh, brutish, and short. Every step of that upward climb to a sophisticated way of life has been paralleled by a corresponding advance in the art of perfumery. 

     --Eric Maple


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

     --Dylan Thomas


(And) always smell as nice as possible.

     --Lynda Barry