I adore the aroma of a Daphne, as I'm sure I have said before in these pages. It fills the yard when the bush is first in full bloom. It is sweet but not cloying. Unlike commercial perfume preparations, it does not make me sneeze.
I believe that I will cut a stem and take it to my mother. It does not 'keep' well as a cut flower, but my hope is that some of that wonderful smell will be present for her in her tiny space at Essex Park.