Scent Story: Watermelon

Posted on August 01, 2011 by aandriot

This juicy, refreshing melon epitomizes a hot summer afternoon. In certain parts of the South, it is considered uncouth to discuss pregnancy openly in front of children. As such, pregnant women are said to have “swallowed a watermelon seed.” And thus children everywhere have fastidiously avoided eating those tiny black seeds, for fear of becoming watermelon incubators, or worse - pregnant.

This modern fertility symbol has some scientific backing: watermelon contains citrulline, a known stimulator of nitric oxide, which in turn stimulates libido.

Fragrance Family: fruitaceous
Note: heart

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