A terza rima sonnet on the proper use of fragrances to facilitate dating and courtship.
|Like lavender and pretty red roses,
they’re meant for your immaculate sweethearts
and their fine, little delicate noses;
not to damage the most sensitive parts
or overwhelm the olfactory senses,
bedaub with the finesse of the fine arts
as love’s a game of great consequences;
dates decide on the mere whiff of a scent,
so smell good or lead to major offenses!
Too much strong scent is wholly unpleasant;
a little hint on the neck and the wrist
is enough to smell attractively fragrant.
So don’t offend like a face hitting a fist:
if you're smart then you'll more than get my gist.