Beautiful, fresh, and fragrant flowers are one of the best gifts you could give someone. If you want to make sure to include great-smelling flowers in the next bouquet you gift to someone, then keep reading as we’ve highlighted the top smelling florals so your loved ones can experience a gift that delights their sense of smell as well as their sense of sight.
Highly fragrant, hyacinth flowers are known for having an earthy and sweet scent. Blooming in dense clusters of various colors like pink, red, purple, white, orange, and blue, hyacinths are colorful and fragrant with a scent so sweet it deters pests and animals. A wonderful pick-me-up for anybody who loves sweet aromas, hyacinths are beautiful flowers that enhance any bouquet.
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.
Peonies are lush, full blooms with a fresh, sweet fragrance that can 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 are known for being fragrant but it all depends on the species of lily. 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 McNamara 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.