Below we've compiled a list of twelve of the most sought after aromatic flowers you may want to incorporate into your bouquets or arrangements, and we've included some interesting facts you should know about a few of them.
The varieties Blue Heaven, Rose Marie, & Volcano don't have a scent. The yellow variety as it emits an unpleasant compound.
Lilacs have a deep, heavy, sweet aroma that quickly permeates a room.
The Japanese Tree Lilac with it's beautiful white blooms is said to smell like honey. And the Korean Lilac has smaller, denser flowers along with a spicy aroma that's also less sweet than the common Lilac.
Lilies vary greatly in the power of their scent but it's overall very sweet, floral, and all have an undertone that smells like spring. Oriental lilies have the strongest scent, last twice as long, and cost twice as much as their cousins Asiatic Lilies, which are smaller with a less powerful aroma.
The heirloom varieties of Daffodils (Narcissus) smell like spring, lightly floral and green. Modern varieties have almost no scent.
And other sweetly scented flora include; Lavender, Hyacinth, Lily Of The Valley, Peonies, Stock, Sweet Pea, Violets, & the Tuberose (Polianthes.)
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Image credits; top to bottom, left to right; Woman Smelling Flowers via BridePower.com, Freesia Pink Passion Holl via Schaefer Wholesale Florist, Lilac Corsages via Chelan Bride, & Roses in Pail via MostBeautifulThings.net.
Reference; The Nose, an Emotional Time Machine via The N.Y. Times