‘When gorse is in flower, kissing is in season’

We have a saying in Cornwall, ‘When gorse is in flower, kissing is in season’

Gorse flowers give off an aroma like coconut which can be detected most strongly in the summer when the flowers are most prolific. The plant does in fact flower most of the year round, reflected in the saying: ‘when gorse is in flower, kissing is in season!’

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