Years ago, on my first spring trip to south Florida, as we would be driving, I used to get a whiff of this unusual aroma...I would say to everyone"did you smell that" It became a running joke, because hardly anyone ever did...:It was from some kind of a tree, or bush..So every time we go, I start sniffing for it..SOO, I was reading a book toady, that is set in Miami, and they mentioned Brazilian pepper shrubs, I almost yelled Eureka..
So Floridians..do you think this is it, or is there something else it might be ? It did have sort of an unusual spicy aroma
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Well down here in S. Florida we have the Maleluca trees, and when they are in bloom they smell like french fries to us. Brazillian Peppers trees really don't have an odor, but are taking over our native vegetation areas. They get berries on them during the winter months that turn red. Hope this is your answer.
Florida has a lot of wonderful aromas. The one a lot of people talk about though is the water used for the irrigation and lawn sprinklers. PEEEEYEEEEW!
I know that doesn't help you at all, just thought I'd add that info. :-)