The wisteria is in full bloom in our area, so I snapped this quick photo today to post for spring. I don’t have any in my garden, unfortunately, but it sure smells good. My sweet peas are about a foot tall though, so I’m hoping for some of their scented flowers in a few weeks.
Here’s another review of Tabac Aurea, and this one shows the variability from one person to the next as this reviewer gets quite a bit of leather from it whereas the previous reviewer did not: review on Nathan Branch blog.
I think this scent is one you really need to try for yourself. If you like tobacco it’s worth trying, but it’s always good to sample first to see what the scent is like to your nose and on your skin.
A fun garden-related aside: the botanical artist whose jasmine vine decorates my boxes and packaging has just illustrated another book. Her name is Bobbi Angell and her illustrations have appeared in seed catalogs, in the weekly New York Times gardening Q&A column, and in garden and botanical books. This most recent book, called Our Life In Gardens, was written by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd (two authors gardeners will recognize). I just got a copy from Amazon and want to squeeze in some time to read it this spring.
I hope those who went to sniffa in NY this weekend are having fun! Sounds wonderful.