Posted: 28/05/2012 at 21:34
Carnations remind me of the warm embrace of my grandmother who always clouded her body in talcum.
Violets remind me of my mother and her passion for Parma Violet fondant chocolates. Roses because she soused herself in Joy perfume by Jean Patou.
Freesias remind me of my sister as we carried little white baskets of Freesias as her bridesmaids.
Mint reminds me of my father whose breath smelt minty when I was kissed goodbye at school gates.
Gorse reminds me of beach holidays, not because it grows in the sandy soil but because it smells of coconut and vanilla launch lotion.
Lilies just transport me -just like inhaling the head of a bathed baby , it makes you soar.