A delicate description of unexpressed feelings becoming strong enough to be palpable, like a scent in the room. 

‘Hurt and affection were so close to the surface that morning, they were like a scent hanging in the rooms.’

 

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst: An unfinished history (London: Harper Press, 2009), p. 242

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