Friday, September 16, 2005


Scent of the day: Mimosa…not the drink…the scent. As an extra bonus for this blog entry, the lingering scent of mimosa was used to portray a spirit in the 1944 mystery/romantic movie The Uninvited.
  • The Uninvited
  • This movie is one of my all time favorites and I highly recommend it to anyone that’s looking for a spooky yet heartwarming movie.
    Mimosa is a native plant from China. The Chinese call it the tree of collective happiness. Common name is the Silk Tree. A Florentine Nobleman, Fillippo Degli Albizzia introduced mimosa to the US in 1785. It was naturalized from Maryland to Southern Florida, west to eastern Texas and north to Indiana. Mimosa is also found widely in the Mediterranean. The tree flowers between June through to August. The bark and the flowers are used for medicinal properties. You can find mimosa scented soaps and perfumes. So, the next time you are looking for a scent to use in your story think about introducing Mimosa to your character’s life. Research has also shown that the flowers of the mimosa tree have a sedative effect…so think about that when next you need to relax your characters.


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