There is a fundamental link between scent and memory in our brain. Scent can illicit vivid memories we are often unaware we have embedded in our brain. The scent of your grandmother's perfume, the smell of your mother's signature dish, the aroma of freshly dug earth; all will bring forth an image, an action, a moment, upon inhalation.
The fragrance of winter is linked to many memories. Here are some recollections of winter blooming shrubs to reminisce upon.