ARMY is back in investigation mode after the release of what seems to be a new clue about BTS’s upcoming plans!
Last summer, BTS began hinting at what would become a part of the concept for “Love Yourself” with a series of clues that included a selfie of Jin with flowers called “Smeraldo” (which is not a real type of flower), and the opening of a florist’s blog with the name “Flower Smeraldo.” The florist character’s name is Testesso, which is close to a translation of “Yourself” in Italian. The blog also included text that fans would later learn is the title of BTS’ song “The Truth Untold” on “Love Yourself: Tear.”
At the time, the blog announced that the flower shop would be opening in September. BTS later made a comeback on September 18 with their mini album “Love Yourself: Her” and its title track “DNA.”
Last week, fans learned they needed to be ready for something coming when the flower shop blog had a makeover with a new header. Things got even more exciting on July 10, when a new first post was added to the blog. The post is dated a year after the first one was published on July 10, 2017.
While the majority of the content of the first blog post remains the same as the one last year, there’s one big difference that has been getting ARMY excited: It announces that the flower shop will be opening in late August!
When the blog post link was tweeted, it also included the hashtag “Playing Card” in English and Korean. In addition, fans noticed that a conference that the florist talks about was originally called “FLOWER 2012,” while it’s now “Annual Flower Conference.”
— ::FlowerSmeraldo:: (@FlowerSmeraldo) July 10, 2018
ARMY has linked the changes to the blog with content from BTS’s “Love Yourself” highlight reels, recent tweets, and more!
ok ok you all listen, the article the smeraldo twitter posted is a repost from last year of the same damn thing, there it says the man will open the shop in late August, the date on Jin’s reel was 30.08… oh jin what did you touch this time now
— silvia (@dearillegirl) July 10, 2018
but WAIT A MIN. the smeraldo website was down all this time, it reopened now and reposted the article from last year, its almost as if they went back in time, and since seokjin led the highlight reels what if he changed the past with his time traveling power?
— drea (@taejinsus) July 10, 2018
So "Playing cards" and "Smeraldo" are the two major hints from the Smeraldo flower blog – including the fact that the flower meaning of smeraldo is the "truth untold". They're clearly connected – so let's wait till the next blog post for theories. @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/WOpMSbFhSG
— Shri (@shridongbangtan) July 10, 2018
WAIT DOES THE PHOTOSHOOT TAEHYUNG DID WITH ALL THE FLOWERS HAVE TO DO WITH THE SMERALDO SHOP REOPENING I BET IT DOES THE REPACKAGE IS COMING I CAN FEEL IT pic.twitter.com/peJUHrvDr9
— cyn (@hopewrlds) July 5, 2018
— 침침모니언 (@chimx2mon) July 10, 2018
BTS will be opening their “Love Yourself” world tour on August 25 and 26 in Seoul. They’ll then go on to perform at stops in the United States, Canada, and Europe, with the next concert after Seoul being on September 5 in Los Angeles. More dates are to be announced later on.
What’s your theory about what BTS has got planned?