Thursday, February 14, 2019

Scent of a flower: Jasmine

I love the scent of jasmines, especially the ones that are really fragrant and bloom at night. Sweet, ethereal, enchanting. It is a magical scent.

One hint, and I'm immediately transported away to a cool summer night, an adventure in a land far away; laughter and music in the air; dancing joyfully in the streets under soft lamps and twinkling stars; reveling at the sight of that stunning smile; haunted by your voice; mesmerized by those gorgeous eyes; excited and electrified every time we touched, longing for more; the scent of jasmine drifting in the air. Wonder and magic everywhere.

How marvelous it was enjoying the company of new friends in a strange, exotic land; living in the moment, feeling liberated, free, full of passion and bliss. Absolute ecstasy. I know there is a heaven, because I lived it with you those nights.

And no matter how far apart we are or how much time has passed; and truthfully, even when we are with others, the bewitching scent of jasmine always takes me back there, to a perfect moment of pure joy, always cherished forever more.


  1. Yes, our sense of small can bring us back from despair, take us to a secret land...Perhaps, as evolution took us higher up the chain and demanded most of our olfactory abilities, we were given such reminders as this.
    And I have almost a jungle of your featured night-blooming jasmine!

    1. Dinahmow, It's amazing how much of our memories are tied to scent! Burning leaves, baking carrot cake, and even BBQ takes me back to important moments in my life.

      And how lucky you are to have such a wonderful night blooming flowers to sweeten and enrich your evening ambience! And such lovely star flowers, too!

  2. Awwwww.... you are a lucky man, Mr Swings! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Scent is always evocative.

    1. Thank you, Scarlet. I hope you know that you are a wonderful Valentine, a delight to all, all year!

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    1. Thank you, Savannah. It is always a wonderful reverie, everytime I am surprised by the wondrous scent of night blooming jasmine.