lily-of-the-valley love



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  • n. Alternative spelling of lily of the valley.


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  • Lara turns her back to us all, lifts her lily-of-the-valley bouquet high in the air, and chucks it over her shoulders toward us.

    Confetti Confidential

  • These are the scents composed from lily-of-the-valley, white lily, stephanotis, narcissus and other flowers which are technically white florals and carry the same indolic compounds in their blossoms, but they are not warm and sultry - they are cool, even cold sometimes, and they are often made from flowers that give off their scent at night.

    White Floral Queen Part Eight: Best Of The Rest and Also-Rans

  • Having the memory of your average sieve, I think that Beth and I share similar upbringings- I do remember that lily-of-the-valley were perhaps not the first sign of Spring in the part of Western New England where I was raised that would be leaves and grass but were perhaps the first sign that spring had really sprung and wasn't just one of those cruel jokes Spring in New England can be.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • On the first of May, 1561, King Charles IX of France received some muguet lily-of-the-valley for luck, and began the tradition of handing out these flowers to those in his court.


  • In 1889, May 1st was adopted as Labour Day in France, and in the early 1900s, vendors began selling sprigs of lily-of-the-valley in the streets.


  • Overdose amounts of tuberose and orange blossom are underlaid by heavily indolic jasmine, with a leavening and unexpected counterpoint of cooler jonquil and lily-of-the-valley.

    White Floral Queen Part Seven: Robert Piguet Fracas

  • The heavy, bittersweet almond is a constant companion, and it has no lightness, airiness or “fizz” to it from the other notes, which include bergamot and lily-of-the-valley.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Just in time for May Day, when the French traditionally give each other gifts of lily-of-the-valley, Guerlain launched limited-edition Muguet.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • On the flight home I started the lily-of-the-valley chart and struggled to get the hang of the nupps.

    Aaahhk Two

  • I'm sure all your male readers send you a virtual lily-of-the-valley.

    Sooner than later, I promise


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