Flowers are one of the best gifts to give and receive due to their extraordinary beauty, delicate textures, and various vibrant colors. Additionally, many flowers have sweet, pleasant, and intoxicating scents. If you’d like to include some fragrant flowers in the next bouquet you send someone, then peruse the list below for some of the best-smelling flowers around.
Hyacinths are highly fragrant flowers with a sweet, robust smell. Their aroma develops as the bud blooms, starting out as lightly floral and becoming more intense and heady as it opens. The Hyacinth’s scent is so sweet it deters pests and animals attracted to its bright colors. Coming in a range of beautiful pinks, purples, and blues, Hyacinths are a wonderful pick-me-up for anybody who loves sweet aromas.
Freesias have a sweet, fruity scent and grow in a variety of bold colors. A beautiful trumpet-shaped flower with delicate petals, freesia is a wonderful way to bring a natural, sweet smell to any home.
Known the world over for its beauty and its alluring scent, roses make a wonderful addition to any bouquet you want to be “scent-sual.” Roses have a range of different smells. For example, darker colored roses have a stronger fragrance than lighter-colored ones. Also, the smell of a rose as a bud is different from when the rose is fully opened, and the rose’s fragrance intensifies when the weather is warm and humid. For the strongest-smelling rose, garden roses are the way to go. Smelling roses is considered relaxing and restorative as it makes us slow down, breathe deeply, and enjoy its pleasant aromatic notes.
Peonies bloom only for a short period of time, but when they do, these lush, full blooms emit a fresh, sweet fragrance that can fill a room. Peonies come in an assortment of pleasing colors such as pink, white, lavender, and magenta. Pink and white double peonies tend to be the most fragrant while single peonies do not have a scent. With over 40 different species of peonies, their scent can range from sweet and fresh to citrusy and spicy, like ginger.
The delicate, pleasing aroma of the Sweet Pea is what makes it a favorite in soaps, perfumes, and lotions. Sweet and gentle, this a flower that pairs well with other scented florals. With thin, fragile petals that make up a small bloom, the scent of the Sweet Pea more than makes up for its size. This is a flower that adds a wonderful pop of color and pleasing fragrance to any arrangement.
Lilies come in varying degrees of scent, from barely there to light, and pleasant, to overwhelmingly fragrant and perfumey. Starfighter lilies have the strongest scent which is described as sweet and tropical, which matches this bloom’s rich pink color perfectly. Sonata lilies have more of a light, citrusy fragrance which is more subtle and delicate. Rose Lilies, known more for their dramatic look, offer just a hint of a delightful smell.
The scent of lavender has been cherished for centuries and used for it’s soothing and calming properties. Fresh cut lavender can last for over a week in water and since it dries well, its aroma can be enjoyed for a long time afterwards.
There is nothing else quite like flowers…. which is why they are so special and lift the spirits of all who are around them. At Conklyn’s Florist, we strive to provide all our customers with the most striking floral arrangements and gifting options available for all flower lovers. If you’d like help in picking out a perfectly-scented floral bouquet for someone special, give us a call, we are happy to help.