Summer 1996, Nicolas is staying with his Aunt Rose, who is in mourning. To pass the time, Nicholas helps her look after her garden and discovers a passion for botany. Like the majority of teenagers, he is searching for his identity and asks her many questions. But Nicolas has quite a way to go before he realises the extent that this summer will have changed him. With Perfume of Lilies, readers are submerged into the mind of a teenager in the full throes of puberty and his emerging sexuality. Sometimes shocking, this thoughtful book questions the taboos of our society.