We have been enjoy the exotic fragrant in my office for about two weeks.
The fragrance come from the front yard.
Look... the white magnolia tree is on the blossom season.
In Indonesia, White Magnolia (Michelia alba) is called Cempaka Putih or Kantil (Javanese).
The fragrance is so strong, especially in the morning or evening.
I can smell the fragrance from the room inside the building.
We can find the fallen petals on the ground under the tree every day.
An exotic plant...
The tree is so high, about 15 meters tall, even more...
Sorry I can't take a close up shots.
Too high objects and my camera phone is not compatible for it.
I was so lucky when a man (a flower picker/hunter) climb the tree at the afternoon.
He gave me some flower buds.
The flowers are usually picked 2-3 day before the peak of the bloom.
Here, especially in Java, this flower is used in so many traditional procession.
A sacred flower.
Only one flower will spread a very strong fragrant.
Can you imagine that from this tree there are thousands flowers altenalety bloom everyday during 1-2 months.
A free natural air freshener...
Do you want to smell it?