Purple hyacinth is budding in my yard finally. It fought against the last snow fall in late April, and blooms even before the tulips. If I remember correctly, the hyacinth often comes after the tulips had their show!
I love the smell of hyacinth! It's just heavenly and intoxicating. I cut a couple of these beauties and brought them in the house. The perfume from these hyacinth beats even the most expensive spray out there in the market.