Yesterday, the Luxembourg was redolent of horse chestnut trees smell, but what caught my eye was the Ginkgo tree...
The park smelled as if a scented cloud of horse chestnuts were hanging over it.
It's one of the most typical natural smells of the capital city, never better than in the fall mist when all the other scents are quiet.
It also smells of childhood because the trees are characteristically planted in school courtyards.
Being under a Ginkgo tree however recreates the impression you get when you are surrounded by scent; it's both a delicate and rich sensation.