Hot pursuit of lilacs

Lyn Harris is in hot pursuit of lilacs. On a recent spring morning, the revered British perfumer makes her way through a sea of wild grass and cow parsley in an untamed quarter of London’s Regent’s Park. “It’s so idyllic,” she says of the springtime scene: In this quiet corner, the incessant hum of central London traffic is eclipsed — almost — by birdsong and bell chimes from St. Marylebone Church.

— Read more at Foraging for Spring Scents, With a British Perfumer at The New York Times.

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