Fragrance Quote December 23rdt, 2011 from The Alps in nature and history By William Augustus Brevoort Coolidge

Sometimes the Alpine traveller is pleasantly surprised by sweet scents when no flowers are visible. I remember lunching
beside a torrent in the Val di Forzo, a tributary of the Val d'Orco, when, as I leant back against the green bank above the little stream by the side of which we were resting, a very sweet scent came floating on the air. I immediately began to search for the source of the fragrance and found it in some well-developed clumps of the mountain Cyclamen (Cyclamen europaeum). This plant in its favourite habitat, when in large numbers and in full flower, is one of the most charming of all.
The Alps in nature and history
By William Augustus Brevoort Coolidge