Jasmine. What is it about this small, simple flower that makes it so loved around the world? Why is its fine fragrance a universally irresistible favourite?
I woke up one morning recently feeling quite under weather, and was surprised to find myself instinctively needing to rush into my garden and meditate on the scent of jasmine. I did, and then realised why this wonderful flower speaks to the hearts of so many.
The scent of jasmine is just so sincere and like the heartfelt purity of the apple fruit. Its dewy freshness gives it a magically reviving quality that soothes the sorrows and uplifts the spirits massively. Jasmine also has an undertone of enchanting woodiness which is incredibly calming and strengthening, and a muskiness which fuses with every cell and absorbs you in a halo of heavenliness.
So the enormity of this tiny flower lies in the fact its sweet perfume is a potent medicine: it lightens a heavy heart, dispels clouds in the mind, spreads a sweet smile across a salty face, and fills the soul with serenity.