Daily Post Prompt: Aromatic

One of the most aromatic flowers is the gardenia. My first encounter with this scent was a pre wedding gift from my intended. We were separated for three months before the wedding by two thousand miles. In addition to his almost daily letters, he sent me presents. Since he was in Texas, this new-to-me flower was his choice. It was a beautiful and romantic gift, filling the room with perfume as a constant reminder of my fiancé. Once removed from the plant, the blossoms soon lose their creamy white colors and fade. Their fragrance lingers.  

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