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Perfume of pink oleanders

Two sorts of pink oleander have grown together along the drive. The form of the flower is different and the scent is also different.

2 sorts of oleander, similar but not the same

It makes me wish I was a creator of perfumes, able to detect different proportions of ingredients and identify the ‘layers’ in a perfume.

In my amateur opinion, the smell of both types of oleander has a base of honey and almond.

The deeper pink one on the left then has an overlay of rose, while the paler pink one on the right tops off with vanilla.

Clive for some reason can’t smell flowers at all so unfortunately I haven’t been able to get a second opinion.

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