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).