Nine years old, growing up in Swaziland, I had dreamt of making the perfect perfume by combining gardenia flowers and rose petals in a jam jar of boiling water and melted sugar, sealing the top, shaking it up and burying it in the ground for a week. Regrettably, when I dug it up "Big Stinko" was the nostril-curling result. I tried using cold water instead, forgoing the sugar. The result was even more rank.
— Actor Richard E Grant talks about his obsession with fragrance; read more at Diary of a perfumed ponce at GQ. His debut perfume, due out later this year, has been rumored to feature a marijuana note.