Beautiful yet with a pleasing aroma, these flowers will relax you from the inside out. Here you will find a list of 5 of earth’s finest florals.
What Is A Floral Scent?
Floral scent, or flower scent, is made up of aroma compounds, or VOCs (volatile organic compounds), emitted by flower petals. The primary function of flower fragrance is to deter herbivores and insects. It also attracts pollinators to ensure the reproduction of animal-pollinated plants. Floral scent is often composed of hundreds of VOCs.
⦁ Honeysuckle (Scientific Name: Lonicera)
Honeysuckles are small flowers that grow about 40-60 centimeters a year, and They are commonly used in candles and perfumes thanks to its pleasant aroma. It has a pungent, almost thick fragrance that is similar to the scent of a bouquet of jasmine yet is tinged with hints of honey.
colorful blossoms that grow on arching shrubs or twining vines, Approximately 180 species of honeysuckle have been identified in both continents. They belong to the family caprifoliaceae and will fill your garden with their essence. They are native to temperate zones of both hemispheres.
⦁ Gardenia (Scientific Name: Gardenia Jasminoides)
Gardenias are an evergreen flowering plant in the coffee family Rubiaceae, and are native to parts in south east asia. These flowers are often strongly scented. It is described as a powerful (yet not overpowering) floral aroma that’s slightly sweet with zesty undertones, though it is capable of changing scents throughout the day.
As a captivating and very fragrant flower, you can imagine why it\’s a popular scent. The gardenia symbolizes purity and genteless. Over 200 varieties of gardenias are available.
⦁ Lavender (Scientific Name: Lavandula)
Lavender is a genus of 47 known flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the old world and is found in Capa Verde and the Canary islands.
Lavender is considered anti-inflammatory and like other plants in the mint family, is good for repelling insects such as mosquitoes and moths.
Lavender has a distinct scent of delicate floral, herbal, and woody fragrance with some smokey notes as well. It can be used for things from lavender oil to dried lavender wreaths. Known for its soothing and calming properties, This flower is a popular scent alongside gardenia and honeysuckle.
⦁ Rose (Scientific Name: Rosa)
Possibly the most popular flower to ever be known, roses are commonly associated with love and romance. A rose is either a woody perennial flowering plant in the family rosaceae or the flower it bears. This flower is native to central asia. There are over three hundred species and tens of thousands of cultivators.
The traditional red rose is described to smell like tea, myrrh, fruit and musk, but there are variations within all categories. Roses make good gifts that not only look good but smell good too.
⦁ Peony (Scientific Name: Paeonia)
The peony is a flowering plant in the genus paeonia, the only genus in the family paeoniaceae. These flowers are native to Asia, Europe and western North america. The current consensus is 33 known species.
Peonies are known for their long life expectancy. In fact, they might outlive you. They can live up to at least 100 years in some cases. Peonies’ scent ranges from sweet and rosy to citrusy and spicy. Some have a strong fragrance, while others have a more moderate fragrance. If you’re looking for a variety of scent, try purchasing a peony.
Though these aren’t the only best smelling flowers, their fragrance is sure something to remember. Whether it’s embracing the summer air of sweet honeysuckle or running through a field of aromatic lavender flowers at sunset, just know that the smell of flowers make fond memories worth living for.