Why does Japan smell like candy?

And it has nothing to do with halloween!

The tree named kinmokusei (the scientific name is orange osmanthus and the English translation is fragrant olive tree) is in full bloom, and if you walk down the street, you are bound to get a noseful of the sickly sweet aroma!

For 11 months of the year, the kinmokusei is just a green shrub found in suburban gardens, but in October, when the temperature drops, the tree bursts into flower, spreading its scent all over town!

 Do you have these in your area? Do you like the smell?


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