Perfumed Letters starts off with a quote from the bible, Proverbs 27:9
Perfume delights the heart…
Despite being a self-help book, Perfumed Letters also explains how perfume was used during the olden days. Here’s a fast fact for you readers: perfumery started in ancient Egypt to please not women, but pagan gods.
As I was reading the first few pages, I thought this was an odd combition. I never thought the connection between perfumes and God. The author wrote with such eloquence that it all feels like an easy feat. Perfumed Letters is a highly original book. It mentions our sense of smell and how it determines emotional response and behavior.
The author further shares her personal account, like the day she encountered Jesus.
Some of Perfumed Letters memorable quotes
BYOB, Bring your own bible
When was the last time you allowed God to get into the shower with you?
Okay, you dirty geezers. I assure you there’s nothing erotic about this particular last sentence. You have to read it to find out.
I do feel that Perfumed Letters might be mind-consuming for non-christians. As mentioned before, the book has plenty of the author’s personal life. Friendship, love, family, there are parts where readers can relate. The book is written with compassion.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange of my honest review.