SCREAMING JELLY BABIES: TUSCAN BLOOD ORANGE by PACIFICA

I am in England now, surrounded by my past.

The Black Narcissus

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When the package came, the first thing I tried was Tuscan Blood Orange.

I love orange: I love it in chocolate, in cakes, in perfumes, and am a huge consumer of the fruit, especially Japanese mikan, iyokan, and ponkan: I think my colleagues find me slightly bizarre. While I ultimately think I prefer lemon, there is nothing more uplifting and easy than a good orange, though it is not often successfully carried off in perfume for some reason (see my other post on oranges for some exceptions to this rule).

This perfumed version of the fruit, ‘Tuscan Blood Orange’, is not an orange, per se as much as a jelly baby, or rather a fistful of jelly babies, those classic British gummis that kids of my generation grew up with, and which my grandparents always brought round to the house on a Sunday night, along…

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