Academy of Flowers

Do you use Fragrant Blooms in your Floral Designs?

Fragrance is very evocative. It can transport  you back to wonderful memories of happy times: your mothers perfume, a newly opened packet of coffee, freshly mown grass, a summer holiday or warm bread.

Perfumed flowers are an essential addition to the florist’s armoury, providing a bride with future fragranced memories, and a blind person with a gift they can smell despite not being able to see.

Scented floral arrangements are  not always appropriate for those with allergies or an intolerance to strong smells - especially oriental lilies !

Here’s a list of some fragranced flowers you may like to work into your designs:

  • Jasmine
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Hyacinth
  • Garden Rose
  • Lavender
  • Gardenia
  •  Freesia
  • Sweet Pea
  • Syringa
  • Phlox
  • Stocks
  • Oriental and Longiflorum Lily
  • Peony
  • Tuberose

Be aware, there are other types of fragranced flowers that are not quite so sweet!!

  • Gypsophila
  • Limonium
  • Allium
  • Brassica
  • Tanacetum
  • Anethum
  • Hypericum

If using these varieties it's a good idea not to place them in an enclosed environment, allow plenty of airflow, and avoid using them where food is being served!

As with all things fragrance is subjective. What is nectar for one, is torture for another! Check with your customer if you have any concerns. 

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