Aaaaah, el Azahar!

This time of year has to be the best time in the Lecrin Valley… the spring flowers are all out, the birds are singing, the weather is beautifully warm and sunny and the smell of  citrus blossom, or “azahar” is everywhere.

While the majority of this uplifting, sweet and pungent aroma is orange blossom, el Azahar officially includes all white citrus blossom, so the amazing aroma around the Lecrin Valley is made up of all the different types of oranges grown in the area, together  with lemon, lime, tangerine and even some grapefruit found in local gardens.

Easily one of nature’s most amazing natural perfumes, it’s no wonder that perfumers all around the world try to capture this scent in their fragrances.

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Photo: Danielle Gouwens, At Home in Andalusia

PERFUME DE AZAHAR

Que armoniosa belleza

tiene la flor de azahar

es blanca como las nubes

que en el cielo veo pasear.

Su aroma fuerte intenso

que el viento esparce al pasar

que enamora a las aves

cuando su néctar van a probar.

Hermosa tu que floreces

en un día primaveral

que invades con tu fragancia

de pureza sin igual.

En las ramas del naranjo

y también del limonar

estas pegada esperando

ser frutos para  degustar.

Lee todo en: Poema PERFUME DE AZAHAR, de MYRIAM ESTRELLA B, en Poemas del Alma http://www.poemas-del-alma.com/blog/mostrar-poema-369149#ixzz45hn8SoHp

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