Flowers are one of the best gifts to receive and to give due to their striking beauty, their delicate and intriguing textures, and their wide array of vibrant colors. In addition to these amazing traits, many flowers also have sweet, lovely, and intoxicating scents. If you’d like to include some fragrant flowers in the next bouquet you gift to someone, we’ve highlighted the top smelling florals for you so they can experience a gift that delights their sense of smell as well as their sense of sight.
These highly fragrant flowers are known for having an earthy and sweet scent. Composed of 4-6 reflexed petals, hyacinth flowers bloom in dense clusters of various colors like pink, red, purple, white, orange, and blue. Its aroma develops as the bud blooms, starting out as lightly floral and becoming more intense and heady as it opens. The scent is so sweet that it deters pests and animals drawn to its bright colors. A wonderful pick-me-up for anybody who loves sweet aromas, the hyacinth is a fabulous flower that enhances any bouquet.
Freesia grow in a variety of colors and have a sweet, fruity scent. A beautiful trumpet-shaped flower with delicate leaves, freesia is a wonderful way to bring a natural, sweet smell to any home.
Known the world over for its beauty and its intoxicating scent, roses make a wonderful addition to any bouquet you want to be “scent-sual.” There are, however, different types of fragrances roses can have due to their genetic make-up, growing conditions, and age. 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. Smelling roses is considered relaxing and restorative as it makes us slow down, breath deeply, and slowly to enjoy its wonderfully pleasing 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 a fill a room with their wonderful aroma. 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 of 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 a range of no smell, light, and pleasant smelling, to overwhelmingly fragrant and perfume-y. Starfighter lilies have the strongest scent which is described as sweet and tropical, which goes nicely with this bloom’s rich pink color. 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 Shotwell Floral, 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.