Head and Shoulders


For some people that unmistakable scent of black liquorice may be one to avoid, I know. To me it’s a happy childhood memory of sweets I used to eat, nowadays triggered by my liquorice-perfumed anti-dandruff shampoo when I lather myself beneath the shower from hair down to toes.

But that smell of liquorice, the salty-sweet candy the Dutch call ‘drop’ with that unique pungency which speaks in the tones of earth but sings with notes of green herbs, appeals to me even more as an unexpected whiff in wine.

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