Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers,
Recently I was walking with my mate Scott, every Monday we try and get the office work done. Usually we are sidetracked at some point by fragrance, fun and food and some, if not all, of the office work gets shunted to next Monday. Not long ago we were walking back from fragrant drop offs at the Post Office and we could smell this amazing, weird, metallic, sensual, creamy, naughty and animal scent washing over us. Having just passed some blooming climbing jasmine in someone’s backyard this new scent hit us forcibly.
Sydney Spring Flowers 2015
As you can see it’s a long hedge that is 2-3 meters tall and maybe 30 or 40 meters long, so with it all in this outrageously over the top display of flowers we were absolutely scent engulfed by the time we got up close.
Does anyone know what this bush is? I’ve never seen it before but even without flowers it’s very nice. When it is in flower though the bees are loving it.
It reminded me a little of Niki de Saint Phalle but more animal and…. um….. OK, imagine a cross between Niki de Saint Phalle and vintage Magie Noire by Lancome? Are you feeling it? Though it smells nothing like them because it’s a real living and breathing bush in the world it has a similar feeling or emotive quality. I have since been out there a couple of times just to drink in the scent and admire the bees buzzing busily. So great that even in the deep heart of suburbia there is nature, however small the scale.
What’s flowering near you right now that makes your soul sing?