The orange flower
Posted by P. Bingham on January 17, 1998 at 19:17:05:
In response to Orange blossoms, written by Marie Bernadette on January 17, 1998 at 18:25:02
The orange flower is the symbol of virginity. In grasse, couples who marry during the flowering season in April and May are traditionally given garlands made from them. The flower comes from the bitter orange, citrus aurantium amara, a tree native to southern China but introduced into Mediterranean countries in Roman times.
The world of Perfume by Fabienne Pavia, Knickerbocker Press 1995. 29.95
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