I Love the Smell of Lilacs

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    Coming At Me From All Angles

    I'm sitting in front of my window....a row of lilac bushes about eight feet tall lines the front yard....and there's a huge lilac bush in the back, so I open front and back windows, and it's a veritable barrage of lilac scent.... I'm in heaven right now.....(or close to it...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jun 3, 2013


    I Love them so much that I found candles at the "Yankee Candle Company" and these candles just FILL your home with that spring time aroma that just keeps you feeling alive and renewed all the time!!! It is the only way to keep them blooming all year long!
    Mystic44 Mystic44
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2008

    My Favorite Spring Smell

    Simple, hardy and fragrant - in only 2 colours purple or white.  They are perfect.   I look forward to the small tree in my backyard and the larger ones I find along the way blooming every year. 
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl
    41-45, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2008

    One of my favorite flower essences,

    this is another great essence used in protection magic
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    Jun 21, 2015

    Spring Scent

       I would have to say that lilacs are my favorite of all the spring flowers.  I just love the smell of them...so clean and fresh.  They are so very fleeting so I always try to grab as many as I can while they're still in bloom.  To bring them in so I can enjoy them in...
    weekender1 weekender1
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    Evokes Childhood Memories

      The huge lilac bush in the yard of my grandparents was my secret hiding place. That lasted most of one summer until a swarm of bees got in my underpants...I've never been the same.  Still love the smell of lilacs and chasing lightening bugs.
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2009

    My Absolute Favorite....no Question

    I love the smell of lilacs.  I have about 15 bushes in my yard.  Every morning when I go outside I linger by the flowers and take in their amazing aroma.  I wish they lasted longer.  I have 2 bushes near the back of my property that are my "pickin"...
    myfavmartin myfavmartin
    36-40, F
    May 15, 2008

    Fond Memories

    When I was growing up,we lived in this huge house and the back patio was lined with lilacs.Every spring I would spend as much time as I could,just to breathe in their scent.The smell is so lovely and it just embraces you.I miss them alot and that good sunny feeling they always...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2008

    My Experience So Far.

    Hey so about a week or two ago, i became an army gf. At first, things were tough as we got used to the writting letters routine and everything. Now that hes more into the routine, he has more things that he is allowed to do such as email/ chat me once in a while. But mostly just...
    kseniyasamsonik kseniyasamsonik
    18-21, F
    Nov 22, 2011

    Grandma's Open Kitchen Window

    Takes me back to when I was a little girl....Grandma's open kitchen window in the spring .... I would pick her sprigs of lilacs.. and she would put them in a glass of water on the kitchen table.. or on the window sill. The sweet heady scent of lilac.. always makes me...
    Awakening Awakening
    31-35, F
    19 Responses May 15, 2008

    Haven't Seen One In Years

    Lilac is one of my two favorite floral scents, along with lavender.  Lilacs wouldn't grow where I grew up, but I got to see and smell them when we visited my grandparents in the summer.  I got to live for a year where the lilacs grow, but now they are far away, and I...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 31, 2008


    We have three lilacs trees in our backyard and one in our front yard.  The color is exactly like the logo.  My neighbour has them dark purple.  They are both nice but I prefer better the purple one.  I love the way they smell.  Once they're bloomed, we...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2010


    I have 3 lilac bushes in my back yard and I can just see the leaves start to come through.  I love the smell of them and sit next to them in the summer close my eyes, let the smell surround me as Im soaking up the sun and just enjoy the sensations of feeling content...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    1 Response May 20, 2009

    They're Perfect.

    What more can we ask of a simple tree?  The colors are stunning. The scent is almost THE description if Spring,itself.  People have tried to bottle the fragrance in everything imaginable.  When I was a kid we'd crush a few Flowers & make real perfume on our skin...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2010


     Lilacs in May... What can be more wonderful?
    Kirsche Kirsche
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2008


    They have a sweet, fragrant and beautiful aroma which, for me, bring memories of my Grandmothers garden. Simply beautiful.
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2008

    Sweet, Heady Flowers...

    Hyacinths, Wysteria, Roses,  I adore them all, but Lilacs are my favorite! I love spring and picking lilacs is my official celebration of the season. I even bought a special cut glass vase just for lilacs. It's perfect for their graceful display. The scent fills the house...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    Jul 29, 2008
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    I Love This

    i remember how in spring time the lilacs were in bloom and the garden drenched with raindrops were alive with thier perfume there beneath a cloud of lilacs you promised me your heart then tenderly you kissed my lips and vowed we'd never part. then spring time turned to summer...
    soseriouslygrown soseriouslygrown
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2008

    So Nice

    It was easy to tell when the lilacs were in bloom by my house when I was growing up because I could smell them when the wind would blow before I could even see them!
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    Feb 2, 2011
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