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Women and jasmine

Jasmine is a bisexual flower that allows self-fertilization. Its smell is strong and it is small but dominant, and many perfumes are produced from it. Therefore, it is a flower that symbolizes feminine power. (Rina Weisglass)

To really love Joan Didion—to have been blown over by things like the smell of jasmine and the packing list she kept by her suitcase—you have to be female. (Caitlin Flanagan)

Count Zustignani was left alone for a few minutes with the beautiful singer, pale and torn to pieces, like the jasmine in which she was drowned. (George Sand)

The sound of her laughter was sticky as sap, the smell of night-blooming jasmine soft as a milk bath. (Janet Fitch)

And quietly looks into the eyes of the fairy
Cool-breathing jasmine. (Fyodor Sologub)

every year it seems
the jasmine
creeps back
into my life
just when I begin to worry
nothing will smell sweet
anymore (Samantha Rae Lazar)

Love and jasmine

True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkness, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds — a handful of stars tossed into the night sky. (Jim Bishop)

Jasmines from which a sweet air exhales, Flowers that the winds have not been able to tarnish, Aminte in whiteness equals you, And you remind me of them. (Jean de La Fontaine)

You do not love me! What does the rose bloom for me, what does the jasmine bloom for? What do the daffodils bloom for? You do not love me! (August von Platen)

The air is full of your fragrance The air is full of your fragrance, O sweet body of jasmine! The clock strikes three. On the horizon the first pink clouds are moving. The first pink clouds are on the horizon. The clock strikes three. O sweet love of Jasmine, The air is full of your scent! (Klabund)

Orchids hide in jasmine
Their lilac flowers…
Along the narrow pink alley
You are walking towards me. (Vladimir Nabokov)

Jasmine features

Jasmine, the name of which signifies fragrance, is the emblem of delicacy and elegance. It is reared with difficulty in New England, but at the South, puts forth all its graces. (Dorothea Dix)

There are four kinds of jessemins noted in the color of the flowers, white, yellow, red and blue: because of the scent, the white ones are the most prized. (Olivier de Serres)

True jasmines (Jasminum), unlike garden ones — mock orange (Philadelphus), belong to the olive family. (Alexander Rabinovich)

Jasmine is a small white flower, very fragrant, which resembles a star. It is a climber, bold and tenacious; his little leaf hands climb the walls like claws, and remain entwined there. But it is also sweet and delicate; there’s no point in grasping it, the touch of a finger is enough to ruin it. It has always and before ever been the symbol of the Kingdom: women embroidered it on the hems of wedding dresses, and its fragile effigy was depicted on seals and banners. (Beatrice Masini)

Scent and jasmine

Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent. (Natalie Portman)

Jasmine, like the sweet, sweet scent of decay. (Margot Berwin)

I love the scent of jasmine, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. They remind me of gardens and visits to the ocean I would make as a boy. (Narciso Rodriguez)

They are of thick, waxen texture, and have that heavy, rich fragrance that characterizes the magnolia and the cape jasmine of the South. (Eben Eugene Rexford)

Men and jasmine

Sweet-briar and southern-wood, jasmine, pink, and rose have long been yielding their evening sacrifice of incense: this new scent is neither of shrub nor flower; it is — I know it well — it is Mr. Rochester’s cigar. (Charlotte Bronte)

I remember one, with frizzy black hair, who had a branch of jasmine in her hair and who seemed to me to smell very good (one of those smells that touch the heart) at the moment I ejaculated inside her. (Gustave Flaubert)

This dress has still risen on your mind
Like a jasmine dispersing a poisonous smell:
Do you nest golden promises here
in Silk folds, which are like the
Fine soft fabric of a rose leaf. (Marie Under)

Nature and jasmine

Meanwhile, spring came, and with it the outpourings of Nature. The hills were soon splashed with wild flowers; the grass became an altogether new and richer shade of green; and the air became scented with fresh and surprising smells — of jasmine, honeysuckle, and lavender. (Dalai Lama XIV)

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons. (Henry Timrod)

He descends promptly, and there it is, from hill to hill, in the valley Of those from Grasse: valley of love, incensory, promised land, Where the rock, the huts of dry stone, Of olive tree forests enveloping, Where the women, with full baskets, Cradle jasmine, tuberose, and roses. (Frédéric Mistral)

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Perfume and jasmine

The empress of the perfumer’s palette, jasmine must be harvested before the rising sun to retain the full force of its delicate fragrance. Fragile and fleeting, jasmine is a fair nymph of a flower with a potent perfume. A world without jasmine? Simply unimaginable. (Jan Moran)

Sandalwood, tagara, lotus, jasmine — the fragrance of virtue is unrivalled by such kinds of perfume. (Gautama Buddha)

I do not feel like writing verses; but as I light my perfume burner with myrrh and jasmine incense, they suddenly burgeon from my heart, like flowers in a garden. (Hafez)

People and jasmine

The smell of jasmine makes people tell their secrets. (Jandy Nelson)

Longing That’s what the fragrant jasmine does, So that I can’t find peace, The night thoughts of longing go out and wander in the wind. (Max Kalbeck)

A summer rain had left the night clean and sparkling with drops of water. I leaned against the end pillar of the gallery, my head touching the soft tendrils of a jasmine which grew there in a constant battle with a wisteria, and I thought of what lay before me throughout the world and throughout time, and resolved to go about it delicately and reverently, learning that from each thing which would take me best to another. (Anne Rice)

Past and jasmine

Roses by the head, jasmine at the feet so appear the longings that have passed without being satisfied, not one of them granted a night of sensual pleasure, or one of its radiant mornings. (Constantine Cavafy)

Do you still remember when, on the spring night, we looked out of our chamber window down to the garden, where jasmine and lilac smelled mysteriously in the darkness? The starry sky above us is so vast, and you are so young. (Theodor Storm)

Loneliness and injustice,
the shadows of the old days in the air,
the sharp smell of jasmine. (Doris Kareva)

Flowers and jasmine

The long-haired hyacinth and jasmine both around the cypress twine. (William Alexander Clouston)

The carnation, pretty in color, and the rose all love; the honest smelling jasmine, the religious lily, which is the most beautiful? (Tirso de Molina)

The queens of the flower world are those who bloom at the height of spring, Mayflowers, jasmine and roses. But even listening at the frozen window to the slender growth of the hyacinth hovering over the glass of water… it can go beyond the bliss of the rose season. (Karl Gutzkow)

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Lotus and jasmine

Give Krishna a choice of scented blossoms Like jasmine with its heady aroma, Or the pretty white chrysanthemum, Or the exotic parijata flower, Or the attractive red fluorescence, Krishna would pick up the green Tulasi leaves His favourite adornment – the leaves of devotion Holding it lovingly to his sacred heart! (Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna)

Tender scents of tuberose, sweet jasmine,
Float from this shy perfumed garden glen
Petals spread wide as lotus buds begin
To welcome gentle moonbeams touch again. (Sam Kauffman)

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Night and jasmine

From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about. (Thomas Moore)

On this night without stars, without the moon,
only jasmine shone for him,
When the pavement sounds on the empty streets,
White jasmine flower, extinguish. (Jerzy Ficowski)

Attraction and jasmine

Cultivate night-blooming jasmine near your bedroom window, and dream of men you’ve always longed for. (Gwen Davis)

Child, jasmine is one of the most seductive scents imaginable, and the stuff from Grasse is the finest in the world. In the little village where I collected that, the farmers won’t even let their nubile daughters walk through the fields when the flowers are ripe for fear they won’t be able to control themselves. (Deanna Raybourn)

Garden and jasmine

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines. (Rumi)

The wind, one brilliant day, called to my soul with an odor of jasmine. «In return for the odor of my jasmine, I’d like all the odor of your roses.» «I have no roses; all the flowers in my garden are dead.» «Well then, I’ll take the withered petals and the yellow leaves and the waters of the fountain.» The wind left. And I wept. And I said to myself: «What have you done with the garden that was entrusted to you? (Antonio Machado)

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Summer and jasmine

Lilacs over, summer in jasmines.
Twelve pigeons on the ridge. (Paul-Eerik Rummo)

Like a petal of jasmine, matte skin…
Evening dusk of August — it was probably August…
I remember my eyes vaguely, but as if they were blue…
Yes, blue, sapphire-blue eyes. (Constantine Cavafy)

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Attitude to jasmine

I’m thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down. (Johnny Cash)

The lieutenant followed her through five or six large, luxuriously decorated rooms, a corridor, and eventually found himself in a spacious square room, where from the very first step he was struck by the abundance of flowering plants and the sweetish, thick, disgusting smell of jasmine. (Anton Chekhov)

Death and jasmine

Elderberry and linden tree — sweet scents — jasmine Soon, soon the time will come when I die. The warm summer wind drips with pleasant smells. (Ricarda Huch)

Cover me with soft earth, and let each handful be mixed With seeds ofjasmine, lilies, and myrtle; and when they Grow above me and thrive on my body’s element they will Breathe the fragrance of my heart into space. (Khalil Gibran)

Rose and jasmine

A vine happily surrounds it; jasmines, among which are a few climbing roses, cover its dark brick facade. (Octave Mirbeau)

Pick the rose by day
and the jasmine by night;
the jasmine in a fence
the rose in the middle of the garden. (Josep Carner)

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June and jasmine

In June, treat yourself to jasmine and let the eyeletto July. (Kheira Chakor)

Not bombs nor my broken heart can take away from me walking barefoot with you in jasmine June through the Field of Mars. (Paullina Simons)

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Tea and jasmine

I don’t know what’s happened to me. I’ve got a bit more sophisticated in my old age. I like a bit of jasmine tea. I love it. (Danny Dyer)

They also slander us that we do not drink tea, but some flowers, like jasmines. (Ivan Goncharov)

Moon and jasmine

Jasmines are the wedding orange blossoms of the moon. (Ramón Gómez de la Serna)

The jasmines are the clippings of the moon when she passes between the scissors of the tall trees. (Ramón Gómez de la Serna)

Relax and jasmine

Jasmine is known to be relaxing and encouraging in situations of stress and depression. (Keren Barak)

Jasmin produces volatile components that affect the nervous system and relax the body. (Avi Zitterschpiler)


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