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Ever wonder what Lily Briscoe would smell like? No? Well, neither have I.literary scents

Yet I was still intrigued when I caught sight of a piece in the January/February 2014 issue of Intelligent Life magazine. In it, author Julie Myerson describes the scents that cling to Lily Briscoe, the artist in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, after she travels by train to the Hebrides. Think soap, violets, coffee, loneliness and linseed oil.

Lilly’s fragrance, “Skye Llly,” is one of six literary scents imagined by writers and created by the London perfumier Ormonde Jaynefor a charity auction to benefit the Shannon Trust, which works to help prisoners learn to read.

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