Jasmine is one of those unmistakable scents that is capable of immediately evoking memories of one’s homeland. This is especially true for Sicilians. During the hot long days take a minute and relax in the shade of the jasmine. Your senses will glaze over with the smell of the flowers, made even stronger by the summer heat. Jasmine’s nomenclature derives from the Arab, Jsmin, and has been appreciated since ancient times for both its beautiful blooms as well as its essential oil. Many herbal and perfume shops carry the scent, and thanks to its unmistakable aroma it has been incorporated into desserts, gelati, granite, and sorbet, to help tell the ancient tales of Sicily.