"She'd sit very close to me and she smelled of tuberoses, which is not my favorite perfume, not by a longshot." Joe Gillis (William Holden) sitting on the couch with Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) watching silent films in Director Billy Wilder's 1950's film Sunset Boulevard.
"They were always her pictures, that's all she wanted to see."
"Was there anything special about her?"
"Yes pearls, the color I like and perhaps I can appreciate...platinum and diamonds; and she didn't buy her perfume in Algiers."
"So all you noticed were the jewels and perfume?"
"Was there anything else?"
Notorious jewel thief Pepe le Moko (Charles Boyer) recounting last night's Casbah visit from beautiful French tourist Gaby (Hedy Lamar) with Slimane (Joseph Alexander Caesar Herstall Vincent Calleja) in Director John Cromwell's film Algiers (1938).
A long time favorite customer sent me a note today saying -
"I love my perfume. Probably too much… But hey. Perfume matters. A lot."
I'm thinking to myself as I read her note 'What a lovely sentiment.'; and then also 'There's no such thing as loving your perfume too much. It's just not possible.'
My customers are wonderful and I am thankful for each and every one.
Walter Neff asks Phyllis Dietrichson "Same chair same perfume same anklet?"
"I wonder if you know what I mean?" responds Phyllis
"I wonder if you wonder," says Walter
It was a hot afternoon and I could still remember the scent of honeysuckle all along that street. How could I have known that murder can sometimes smell like honeysuckle.