It has a little journal on it that seems to be written by the founder, and it begins "My lasting memory of that trip to France in 1952, is of sensuality. Today, one would have to step off an aeroplane on the other side of the world to experience such an impact on the senses. There was a strangely exotic smell...."
It sounds as if in 1952 people didn't have to go to France to experience the exoticness of France, but it doesn't make sense at all.
What am I missing?