An arrangement of fresh flowers is one of the best gifts to send someone due to their striking beauty, delicate and intriguing textures, and vibrant colors. In addition to these amazing traits, many flowers also have sweet and lovely aromas. Make sure to include some fragrant flowers in the next bouquet you gift to someone! Choose from the below list of best-smelling florals to experience a gift that delights the sense of smell as well as sight.
Hyacinths are highly fragrant flowers known for having a sweet, robust scent. Composed of 4-6 reflexed petals, hyacinth flowers bloom in dense clusters of bright 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. An arrangement of that has hyacinths is a wonderful pick-me-up for anybody who loves sweet aromas.
Freesia flowers 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, breathe deeply and deliberately to enjoy its wonderfully pleasing aromatic notes.
Peonies are lush, full blooms that emit a fresh, sweet fragrance. 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. 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, fragrance which is more subtle and delicate. Rose Lilies offer just the slightest hint of a delightful aroma.
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 as it dries well, too, you can enjoy its pleasing fragrance for even longer.
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 Walter Knoll 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.