Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Smell challenge, 'Intoxication' : Kortirion

Title: Intoxication
Author: Kortirion
Character: Legolas
Source RotK
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s world – Kortirion’s sand-pit

His father could identify every tree in the forest by scent alone... Pines were easy of course; Legolas began by distinguishing subtle larch from spruce, sweetly resinous Stone Pine from cedars, pungent junipers from yews - all by his father crushing the leaves beneath his nose as he stood, eyes closed and trusting, to inhale the tree’s essence. In time he could even distinguish between the ancient Lalorn... Black, Wych, Smooth, Mithren. The forests became a pomander of delicate greens...

But this... was like nothing he’d smelt before... intoxicating, alluring...

He walked the sea-shore... made senseless by the ocean’s heady perfume.
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