I grew up thinking all fragrances were natural: flowers, gasoline, floor cleaner, deodorant, lightening bugs, hairspray, dirt, and particularly, perfumes. As a child I sniffed everything, and I dabbed myself with perfumes with wild abandon.
Kaufman's book graced by a jasmine sambac grand duke of tuscany flower
ETA: Now I live surrounded by my fragrant garden, where I grow many rare, beautiful flowers and plants that I use in my perfumerie. What a nice path through life I've had! To view many photos of my garden, please visit my Facebook page, and "like" the page to see when I post about perfume and gardens and life.
PS: check out my blog post from yesterday because there is a membership special through June 15. New members can get 25% off their annual fee.