Unlike the Alison Krauss song, this new favorite does not replace any old favorites, it's simply an additional favorite. I love this book! I don't know why it took me 17 years to discover it. When I finish it, I shall definitely post some favorite lines and some of my own inspirations. But for now, for a little "taste":
"Violets smell like burnt sugar cubes that have been dipped in lemon and velvet, I might offer, doing what we always do: defining one smell by another smell or another sense."
I've finished the smell portion of the book and now I'm on to touch.