1. Song of Solomon 4:11 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why is the woman's fragrance better than any spice?

Song of Solomon 4:11 (ESV)

11 Your lips drip nectar, my bride; honey and milk are under your tongue; the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

The man invokes not just taste, but also smell, since pleasant spices seem bland in comparison to the scent of his beloved. Her clothes smell like the pleasant cedars of Lebanon. Pleasant smells motivate one to move closer, to become intimate.1