"Day 27 - Leatherwood Honey
Colour: Chardonnay. I look at its pale yellow-gold and imagine the buttery aftertaste. Beautifully, stickily liquid and clear.
Smell: Candy-sweet with a creaminess to it, white flowers and sugared milk.
Taste: High sweetness; on the register of sweetness this would [be] a top note. A sweetness you taste behind your eyes. Petals and light."
Today's piece muses on a (mythical?) Victorian language of honey.* It's short, and an interesting exercise in world building, but I found the messages that Amal associated with various honeys to be a little unpleasant. I think this is my least favorite piece in the book, and it comes right at the end, which is a shame.
*I can't find anything in a cursory look to indicate a Victorian language of honey, but there was a secret language of flowers, and of fans, and of hair styles, so why not honey?
Late post today, so Amal has already posted her DVD extras - link in the title, above.