....Paperwhites are very fragrant ...the color is crisp...grown close together the shafts add presence...ambiance is joyful. In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
Kumquats and limes evoke a tropical getaway, as do lush blossoms of phalaenopsis orchids (available at many supermarkets). The perfumes of paperwhite narcissus and jasmine are a surefire pick-me-up. As you make the arrangement, insert the sturdy citrus branches before adding the delicate flower stems. For a final touch, let some jasmine trail down the side.