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If I were to manufacture a perfume

If I were to manufacture a perfume, it would smell the way that grass being ripped from the ground by elephants sounds—simultaneously soothing and astonishing—and simply everyone would have to have it. The problem is that it wouldn’t go with any of the perfume names I’ve come up with over the years, the best being Obsequious.

— David Sedaris on safari in Kenya. Read more in Notes on a Last-Minute Safari at The New Yorker.

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