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Everything essential had already been done; feet, hands, necks, and ears washed, perfumed, and powdered, as befits a ball; the openwork silk stockings and white satin shoes with ribbons were already on; the hairdressing was almost done.
He was wearing a blue swallow-tail coat, shoes and stockings, and was perfumed and his hair pomaded.
Her ugly old body was washed, perfumed, and powdered in just the same way.
In one corner played a tinkling fountain of perfumed water, and in another was a table bearing a golden tray loaded with freshly gathered fruit, including several of the red-cheeked apples that the shaggy man loved.
Flowers perfumed these rooms so full of good taste and of exquisite things, where each detail was a work of art well placed and well surrounded, and where Madame Rabourdin, dressed with that natural simplicity which artists alone attain, gave the impression of a woman accustomed to such elegancies, though she never spoke of them, but allowed the charms of her mind to complete the effect produced upon her guests by these delightful surroundings.
Do thou, sweet Zephyrus, rising from thy fragrant bed, mount the western sky, and lead on those delicious gales, the charms of which call forth the lovely Flora from her chamber, perfumed with pearly dews, when on the 1st of June, her birth-day, the blooming maid, in loose attire, gently trips it over the verdant mead, where every flower rises to do her homage, till the whole field becomes enamelled, and colours contend with sweets which shall ravish her most.
The sea was blue; the sheltered air where they sat was warm and perfumed.
That's just what I say," she said, willfully refusing to see the irony of his tone, and quietly turning back her long, perfumed glove.
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From perfumed smoke of bakhoor without which every solemn occasion or celebration in an Arab society is incomplete to oud, and other fragrances without which a person is incomplete; the Arab world exhales scents of the finest category.
Perfumed oils were manufactured in rituals worshiping Aphrodite, using olive oil as a base and a mixture of essential oils including coriander.
Perfumed trails take us away, and the journey undertaken is one of mystery and ardour.