The Sweet, Adaptable Aroma of Southeast Asia’s Pandan Plant
The sugary scent released by the shrub’s leaves, long common in Asian desserts, is making its way into other aromatic products around the world.
By Mike Lala
December 10, 2021
4 minute read
Perhaps each of us has a Proustian trigger: a sensation that suddenly uncovers a memory buried in time, and by meeting our tongues, eyes, ears, or hands—or in this particular case, my nose—the trigger reveals a moment we’ve forgotten.