Foreign News: Perfume of Illusion

Clement Raynaud, 48, a serious fellow, had always been interested in the occult, even when he was a cop. He got a diploma in graphology from one of those schools that advertise in pulp magazines. In a small laboratory in Toulouse in 1946 he began making a secret perfume of eau de cologne, Cyprian essence, ferns, the excretions of vipers and scorpions. Raynaud advertised: "This perfume is especially prepared to help you, even through the mails, to seduce, charm, or to awaken in you and in others troubling desires. To fortify your amorous magnetism, just a drop on a love letter...

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