The Hadith (Inspired Sayings) of Muhammed
Perfume and Sensuality
Al Hadis, Vol.
1, p. 616-617, No. 54, Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah said,
"The perfume of a man is that which has a fragrance but it has no color. The perfume
of a woman has a color, but it must not have an odor." Attested by Tirmizi and
Nisai, while in the next Hadith, No. 55, Walid-b-Oqbah reported that the
Messenger of Allah had a bag he carried from which he perfumed himself. Attested
by Abu Daud.
This legend was not just the notion of a silly wife, Fazlul Maulana-- Al Hadis, Vol. 4, p. 340, Jaber reported that whenever the Holy Prophet tread on any path, when someone passed by later, that they could recognize that the prophet had passed by there because they could smell the fragrance of his perspiration. Attested by Darimi.