Scents can evoke memories of people and places, promote feelings and states of mind. In Samoan sayings, fragrances can allude to hehaviour and character.
In Su'esu'e Manogi, searching for fragrance is a metaphor for striving for the best, with the support of those around you. His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi seeks and descusses the best of 'the Samoan indigenous reference'. Fourteen Samoan scholars reply, supporting the ideas, raising questions and celebrating indigenous Samoan culture and the survival an flourishing of its fragrance.