I wish we had smellavision, I wish you could smell my house. My gardenias are blooming and I admit I have gone a little overboard. I have vases of them in almost every room. I love their sweet rich smell, the shiny deep green of their leaves and the perfect alabaster of their petals.
This is my favorite part of summer time, when the gardenias and magnolias bloom.
Because of the intoxicating fragrance, I can make do with the heat and humidity. I understand why Billie Holliday wore them in her hair. There is something sensual about their odor, it makes me want to sing the blues too.