Essence of love

nam unguentum dabo, quod meae puellae
donarunt Veneres Cupidinesque,
quod tu cum olfacies, deos rogabis
totum utte faciant, Fabulle, nasum – CATULLUS

for I will give perfume, which to my girl
Venuses and Cupids have given,
which when you will smell it, you will ask the gods,
to make you, Fabullus, all nose.

Gaius Valerius Catullus (c 84-c. 54 BCE)

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