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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Fragrance (10/24/05)

TITLE: Fragrance (i)
By Tom Zart
10/24/05


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Fragrance is the sent of life, a wood after rain, an apple tree in bloom, an orange being cut, or a scented liquid in a pretty bottle on a dressing table. Man has learned to capture some of earthís delightful fragrances for his own pleasure and special uses.
The fragrances of many natural materials are caused by oils within them. These oils are
used to make perfumes in either a liquid or a solid form. The liquid fragrances are those
usually found in bottles. Liquid fragrances are used to add a pleasant odor to soap, and hand cream, and other toilet preparations. Solid fragrances are mostly used for perfume sticks to cover unpleasant odors. The materials with which Fragrances are made come from all over the earth such as rich spices from the Orient, rare blossoms from the deep
jungles, and musk from the musk deer that roams the Himalayan mountains of Tibet.
The use of fragrances goes far back in time. Some of the first perfumes were fragrant
Woods and spices that were burned as incense in religious ceremonies. Later it was discovered that some fragrances helped to prevent decay. People came to believe that sent
had magical properties, and for these reasons fragrances were used in treating the sick and embalming the dead.
The people of ancient Egypt used fragrant oils and ointments when bathing. Cleopatra
Is famous for her use of perfumes. She is said to have perfumed not only herself but also,
The sails of her boat.


Nero spent fortunes on fragrance
Whose petals showered down on his guest,
He wished to show all his subjects
Roses were an emperorís best.

Today most of mankind still uses fragrances and will probably do so forever.
The next time you use perfume or sent sticks remember itís an age-old endeavor.


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Sara Westhead10/31/05
You talked about what fragrance is, but there wasn't much else, especially to encourage or challenge readers. Something deeper is needed. Also, be sure to use spell-check before posting.
Jan Ackerson 11/02/05
There was much to like here; it was very informative. I liked the little Nero poem at the end; would you consider writing this whole piece in verse? By the way, "scent", not "sent."
Nina Phillips11/02/05
I think if you were to add a few more details, descriptions to add flavor to the story, this would be fine. I liked the poem about Nero, and I think that was the little extra something that made the story interesting. You did well with it. God bless ya, littlelight
terri tiffany11/02/05
I think you need to take some of the information and facts here and weave abit more into them.:)
dub W11/03/05
Really neat and interesting details on the topic, left me wanting more information. Thanks for posting.