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Confession: I love the smell of my violin

June 19, 2010 at 1:29 PM

I love the smell of wood.

I love how it´s both sweet and rich


I love music

I love the ever beautiful sound of music

My love for music and the smell of wood is woven together beautifully in my violin.

My violin produces music and it has the exquisite smell of wood I so love

So I regularly smell my violin and the smell is always as exquisite as ever.

So I confess:

"I love the smell of my violin"

Ps: Needless to say I have had a number of people staring at me curiously when I bring my violin up to my nose and smell it :) But i gladly pay that pirce for the sake of being a violin geek.

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on June 19, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Good Poem!  But never put perfume on then...   I once had a present of a vanilla perfum that smelled good.  So, I tried it for fun one day and my violin smelled vanilla for one week!

Have a nice day,


oups taping error... I meant "on you" not "on them" since it would be crazy to perfume a violin!!!

From Marsha Weaver
Posted on June 20, 2010 at 2:47 PM

My new violin (made in 2004) has the wonderful smell of wood (thank heavens -- not "essense d'varnish"!!).  Very nice.  But my old German conservatory violin -- aaaaaahhh.........  It was made sometime around 1900 -- give or take a little -- and spent decades in an attic before I acquired it.  It has that nostalgic fragrance of the attic -- full of memories (I wish I knew the memories of my violin!) of long-ago musical gatherings.  I have a photograph of the violin with its original owner back in the 1920's.  I've been in the home in which it spent so many years.  It has a good "feel" to it.  Imagine if they could bottle the fragrance of such a violin -- it would FLY off the store shelves!!!  :) 

From Dimitri Adamou
Posted on June 21, 2010 at 9:27 PM

I thought my violin smelt like the elderly home! I never want to smell the end part again

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