It’s been months that I have been planning on writing about Eucalyptus, or Gumtree. I guess I just waited to be inspired or directly asked to describe the perfume of gumtree. And this finally happened last Friday night at Meyers Place, in Meyers Lane one of many Melbourne’s hidden lanes, and full of nice of little cafes, restaurants and bars.
Why did I want to write about gumtree in the first place?
Well because it’s what reminded me of Australia after my first visit a few years back. And that’s what reminds of Australia now that I’m back. Yes because when you live in Melbourne, you know that you’re in Australia, but it’s living just like in another city. Well, not quite, but this is another story…
So, I was asked: “What’s the smell of gumtree, if you had to describe it?”
I started by saying that the smell of gumtree is what reminds me that I’m so lucky to be in Australia, it’s what gives me positive energy, it’s what inspires me, it’s what comforts me and create that little big excitement in my heart. It has a sweet, fresh and refreshing smell, stronger when the weather is stretched, when it’s really hot or really humid after the rain. And the guy says: “It’s crisp”. Yes, it is, that’s exactly the word I have been looking for to complete my description.
It’s one of the things that makes me happy here in Australia…
and what if they’d tell you that gold grows on Eucalyptus trees… 🙂
- Gold Grows On Eucalyptus Trees (news.nationalgeographic.com)