Smelled before seen. These flowers have an exceptional perfume.
In flower at the moment in the garden on the western side of Lincoln University's Commerce building. And they smell fantastic.
Daphne odora (winter daphne) is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to China and Japan. It is an evergreen shrub, grown for its very fragrant, fleshy, pale-pink, tubular flowers, each with 4 spreading lobes, and for its glossy foliage. It rarely fruits, producing red berries after flowering.