Your Name: Honor Moore
Where you live: New York City
Where you came from: New York City
Name of your work: Will have to think about that! Can I let you know?
1. What was your first reaction to the fragrance? (thoughts, memories, pictures, narratives)
Believe it or not my first reaction was wow. Then I started writing. At the laptop. So thoughts memories pictures and narratives are all in the poem.
2. If you had to choose one word to sum up the scent what would it be?
3. What emotion did it elicit?
Desire, if that’s an emotion.
4. Take me through your process a little (from getting the scent to your creation or anything you want to share).
Literally, Sally left my house, and I sat down with the perfume – saturated piece of paper at my nose. Then I began to type. Then I picked up the perfume scrap again and brought it to my nose. Then I typed more. Then I delicately ran the saturated piece of paper back-and-forth across my upper lip, hence the image of the cello. Basically I continued this process until the poem was done. Then I went back and try to make sure that I had not included anything that was thought rather than the synesthesiastic transcription of sensation.
5. Are there certain choices you made which mean something specific to you that the observer might not know?
Maybe a knowledge of synesthesia. Which means the substitution of something apprehended by one sense with another sense, as in giving smell a color.