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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  As fragrant as clover’s sod.
  Fragrant as musk.
  Fragrant as field-flowers.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Fragrant … as May.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Fragrant as a violet on a summer’s night.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Fragrant as the breath of angels.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Fragrant as thyme upon the mountains.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
  Apples, as fragrant, and as bright a hue, as those which in Alcinou’s gardens grew, mellowed by constant sunshine; or as those, which graced the Hesperides, in burnished rows.
  Fragrant as the morning rose.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  Fragrant as the frosted blossom of a May night.
            —George Meredith
  Fragrant as the dewfall.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fragrant as lilacs.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Fragrant as the breath of flow’rs.
            —William Thomson
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