In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The air was pungent with the rich smell of the earth, and the fragrant scent of flowers.
- It's the perfect day for it - brilliantly sunny and fragrant with the forest smells of pine and damp earth.
- He wished he could smell her fragrant perfume right there and then.
- With soap still to be invented, the fragrant oils and waters were used in bathing and for perfuming hair.
- At the store's coffee shop another group relaxed over fragrant cappuccinos and pastry.
- We dined alfresco, overlooking the fragrant, colourful gardens full of tropical blooms.
- Add the garlic and sage and cook for a minute or two, until fragrant.
- These make ideal portable plants providing a fragrant perfume and vivid colour in early to mid-summer next year.
- Already, at the end of the new branches, there were signs of fragrant blooms to come.
- The jasmine on my balcony is so fragrant that I can smell it as soon as I open the door in the morning.
- It's unrewarding, too, since the leaves aren't fragrant until they are stirred in a pan.
- While the colours were as vibrant as ever, the fragrant varieties were a particular delight.
- Some say the smell of teak is somewhat strange but it smells very natural and fragrant to most.
- It's the fragrant aroma of tansy, a plant that as far back as medieval times was used for flavouring and as a natural remedy.
- As the following fragrant plants are winter-flowering, it's nice to have them close to the house.
- The myriad of colours and the sweet, fragrant scent of the blooms overwhelmed the senses to the point of excess.
- Most brambles grow in full sun; the fragrant thimbleberry grows at the edges of moist, shady woodlands.
- Other fragrant scents to human senses are most often those produced by flowers visited by pollinators.
- Around every corner was a bed just exploding with roses, and each one more magnificent and fragrant than the last.
- As you walk by a fruit stand in the market the sweet, fragrant smell also indicates that the melons are ready to eat.
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