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HANAHIRAU②、Flowers of Magnolia obovata thunb

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Magnolia obovata thunb blooms in early summer.

The Flowers are about a child head size. They look sublime.

Your nose could recognize its flower scent by the time it comes into sight,

The fragrance is spreading out everywhere.

 

I got closer to the flower and cupped my hands to hold it (without touching it).

Then I buried my head to take a sniff.  


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The smell changes gradually from beginning to end. It opens with a melon and a ripe belly

flavor and is soon replaced by a cool scent like salicylic acid together with strong spicy

herbal aroma. It finishes with a rich creamy floral and heavy animalic note. 

 

The flowers on the ground are so fragile that they might fall when you touch them.

On the contrary, the flowers on the tree look noble and unapproachable. 

I would like to be tough like a flower on the tree.


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Where is the sweet scent coming from? From the stamen and the pistil?

Or from flower petals?

 

I took a nibble on one of the large petals just fallen from the tree.

It tasted like cucumbers and also lactonic rubbers.


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The stamen and the pistil of Magnolia obovata thunb are wildly beautiful.

They are large and the timing of blooming differs from one another like

a two-stage rocket.

 

They say that they grow and flower to prevent self-pollination.

Probably it is part of the reason why their scent changes.

 

To be continued.









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