Reports are coming in of a remarkable phenomenon. Some daffodils in the Tattenhall area reported to be suddenly giving off a strong smell of the famous perfume Chanel No. 5. Historically this has happened before at precisely the same time for a short period at the beginning of April. The strange thing is that this has only persisted for less than one day.
Experts have a variety of theories as to the cause. Some think it could be linked pheromones released by newborn lambs whereas others think that it is linked in some way to farmers' use of certain fertilisers. Another theory is that this years' exceptional level of tree blossom is a factor.
Octogenarian resident, April F. Day, tells us that today's phenomenon reminds her of her friendship in the Fifties with the late Marilyn Monroe who famously claimed to sleep clothed only in Chanel No. 5. Miss Day recalls how she and Miss Monroe hiked along the Sandstone Trail, the film star heavily disguised as a Canadian botanist. Miss Day also recalls how she experimented with going to bed wearing only a dab of River Dee water behind each ear. This bold move had to be abandoned following a nasty attack of pneumonia from which fortunately she fully recovered.
A local business consortium has considered commercial exploitation of the Chanel 5 phenomenon but this is currently on hold because of uncertainty about the effects of Brexit.
The aroma is expected to have cleared by midday today.