and we need this . . .


... privet bloom, via Chandler Burr at The Moment, "smells, strikingly, like a raw, stripped-down spring bush — the leaves crushed between your fingers, the moist cut stem — with a bit of flower but (and this is impossible, of course) as if you were smelling the scent of the flower as a bud rather than a blossom."

i've become a fan of Burr's language. i now long for 2 of the scents he's reviewed (see other, here).

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