Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Smell of Gardenia's

I love the smell of "real" gardenia's! I'm at my Aunt's home in New Orleans and I don't remember the last time I was here in the south when the gardenia's are in bloom. Years ago when I lived here there were gardenia bushes that surrounded our home and it was wonderful waking up to that fresh scent just outside your window. The true scent is wonderful, not like the candles and sprays you buy to make your home smell good. Did you know that gardenia's are the true flower of love and romance? This morning the windows were all open and I woke up to this intoxicating scent. It followed me everywhere from waking up, to taking my shower and now in the office typing. I miss this old friend, but I'm enjoying the free smells while I'm here visiting.