Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring is here!

Although not in my step. I have a terrible cold for days now so I'm not able to smell anything and if something is strong enough to register, it hurts my nose and throat. 

But the weather is warm (incredibly so for this time of year) and the sun has been shining all week and should keep doing so in days to come even though it shouldn't be this warm.
So, it's the perfect time to dive into spring scents and I'm dying to do so, but at the moment, it is only a heartfelt wish that will have to wait.

In a vain attempt to smell spring, I sprayed Dawn's Dutch Blue Hyacinth this morning only to smell the barest whiff of something first 5 minutes and nothing from then on. I couldn't  decipher what it was that I was smelling before even that disappeared (as only the first strongest whiff managed to pass through my runny nose).

Oh, I am so very much looking forward to the moment I can enjoy spring through my nose!

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  1. I got Hyacinth from Holland to plant at home :)
    I wonder how the smell will be like.
    Enjoy the warm sun :)

  2. Ines, I had a similar experience with DBH - the first few seconds are glorious, and then nothing. Absolutely nothing. :(

    Here where I live, we just got 10 inches of snow dumped on spring yet!

  3. Thanks Bellatrix - I do plan on soaking in some sun soon. :)

  4. BF, I seem to have phrased myself wrong. I couldn't smell anything because my nose is congested so only the beginning strong waft managed to get through, the rest can't pass through my nose. :)
    DBH doesn't have a tremendously long stay on me, but I do manage to smell it longer than this usually.
    So sorry to hear it disappears on you - especially as I love the smell of hyacinths and don't want their smell to vanish.

  5. Ines, would you kindly waft some of that Spring weather my way? We had a warm deluge last Sunday until evening, when everything turned to snow, such that on Monday we woke up to a foot of the white stuff. After that rain, rain and more rain, so now we have flooding. :)

    But that's March in Pennsyvlania for you. Enjoy your sunshine, and I hope you get over your cold quickly!

  6. Ines, it is warming up in the UK too, although we've had a nagging easterly wind for a few days. I understand your frustration with a nasty cold and a blocked nose. My family have had these nagging colds all winter and it does make life difficult for perfumistas! Hope you feel better soon.

  7. Hope your nose gets better soon, Ines! I envy least you're not dealing with yet...more...winter, right around the time winter has lost so much of its...appeal?

    Hyacinths are a definite harbinger of spring! So a hyacinth perfume should be perfect! Don't worry about not being able to smell it - you will! Get better! Sending you warm thoughts and decongestant ones, too! ;)

  8. Suzanne, I would happily send some spring over. Today we are expecting 18 degrees Celsius (considering it's been -6 Celsius in the morning only a week ago) so we have more than enough spring here.
    I plan on sitting in the sun a bit later to feel it warm me through to bones. Ahhh, spring. :)

    Hope you get some warm, sunny weather soon!

  9. Michael, yes, I remember reading on your blog you were struggling with a cold this winter. I was already happy how a cold completely missed me this winter, only to get it now that the weather turned warm. :) Oh well, at least I know it lasts a week and then I'll be enjoying myslelf again smelling spring in the air.

  10. Tarleisio, I remember the smell of hyacinths (and lilies of the valley) since my early childhood as my mother loves them and there were always some hyacinths around spring in our home (and mimosas). LotVs we used to gather in the woods whenever we'd go outside the city. That's why I love Tauer's Carillon - it represents for me that experience. :)

    Thanks for the well wishes!

  11. Get well soon, Ines! I imagine I will have a cold in a few weeks myself. A change in season always seems to bring one my way!

  12. I hope you get well soon, I hate it when I am unable to smell, such a big part missing! But spring is imminent, no holdingmit back anymore, things can only get better! ;)

  13. JoanElaine, I do hope this change in season is beneficial to you and cold passes you by.

  14. Olfactoria, I agree completely. Even though we might get a few cold days still, I just feel the life that is psring taking a strong hold on everything and everyone. :)