ASPEN / A ring of snowy peaks, winter sports, luxury chalet... This is what aspen is associated with, as well as its forest of fir trees. Hower, aspen is named after the aspen, an extraordinary tree which resists fire better than other species. But in aspen, who could resist the appeal of a crackling chimney fire while snow is falling outside? The exhalations of cardamom, eucalyptus, cypress and cedarwood carry one's nose in the sweet torpor of a winter's evening.