Coffee flower - Coffea arabica
The coffee plants I purchased in 2017 only started to flower this spring. Now they are on their second, more prolific flush than they had in May. These blossoms are more fragrant than the first. I've heard coffee flower described as aromatically similar to jasmine and orange blossom, but I don't think they classify as homodors*. For one, the indoles are absent. Musk, yes, but an embryo with almost no sexual assets. I believe the corporate world would call this a "clean musk," platonic and vinyl. It smells like the grooves on a recently played LP. Over this I notice fruit, but you have to expel other flowers from your mind in order to sense them clearly: açaí (Euterpe oleracea) (berry chalk) and honeydew (Cucumis melo) (honeysuckle and cucumber - a fresh nectar). On top a pepper sneeze.
*homodor - (noun) an object or scent that shares a basic scent with at least one other object or scent.
From homophone + homonym + odor.
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