Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Flowers by scents

The wide variety of scents flowers can produce is enormous. Each flower has their very own scent and design to it. In nature, flowers often use their scents to attract birds for pollination. Flowers can also produce horrific scents in order to warn away bad insects from eating them. Floral scents are among the most popular smells people tend to enjoy. It's been proven that fragrances have certain affects on our emotions. Some of the most popular scents being aromatic, citrus, exotic, floral, and spicy.  Aromatic scents are often categorized as being herbal and the scent itself can promote good health and well being.
They can typically be found in bedrooms, in order to help get a good nights sleep. Flowers in the aromatic category are lavender, dill, eucalyptus, marjoram, grape hyacinth, and rosemary. Lavender is a relaxing scent and promotes good sleep. As rosemary is more of a kitchen herb, with a woodsy scent. Citrus scents are often bright and refreshing, and have the availability to rejuvenate and lift your mood.
The citrus scents are found in mimosa, wax flower, eucharis, and orange blossom. Exotic scents are among the "heavy" scents and are ideal for the bedroom. Gardenia, oriental lily, narcissus, stephanotis, and tuberose  are all under the category of exotic. The tuberose has an intoxicating scent of jasmine, with just a hint of coconut. Floral scents tend to have a light, and often sweet aroma. These scents are typically alluring and pleasing to humans.
 Among the floral scents flowers in this category are carnation, freesia. hyacinth, lilac, lily of the valley, and rose. Roses are the classical floral fragrance. Finally the last category of scents being spicy. With a spicy scent, these flowers are stronger scented with the plants having almost a peppery smell to them. Thus often creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Flowers among the spicy scent are chrysanthemum, florists' broom, hypericum, pink dianthus, and stock. All flowers produce some type of scent.

1 comment:

  1. I like this article because one of my favorite parts about flowers is the scent!