Which Flowers are Fragrant?
When choosing your flowers, a consideration for many is to have a sweet-smelling, scented bouquet. Flowers with a fragrance are romantic, seductive, and the aroma can conjur up happy memories whenever you catch a whiff of the same lovely perfume again.
Flowers so beautiful you just want to give them a big Sniff and enjoy their amazing perfume.
The following lists the most popular fragrant flowers that are suitable to create a beautiful, perfumed bouquet. To check if the scented flower is in season, please click here to go to seasons of flowers in New Zealand. A beautiful occasion filled with the fragrance of gorgeous flowers certainly fulfils all the romantic expectations!
Just remember one important consideration; when choosing scented flowers some recipients may get very serious hayfever, and sneezing, a red nose and watery eyes is not great. This is important when sending flowers to the hospital, get well or a new baby. In those situations although recipients love flowers that smell great, in enclosed spaces they can be a bit too much sometimes.
Best Blooms is your specialist florist, centrally located in Avondale, West Auckland, NZ, you can chat with us direct on 09 838 9058, where our experienced floral designers can advise you on the best choices for perfumed flowers with a beautiful fragrance, the seasons they are available and other professional advice to send a beautiful bouquet of sweet smelling blooms.
|Boronia||A very fresh and fragrant bush with little bud shaped flowers. Winter flowering. Available in Brown, lime green and bright pink.|
|Carnations Spray||Not all are scented but some have a very pretty clove smell.|
|Carnations Standard||Not all are perfumed but some are very fragrant.|
|Daffodils||A sweet smelling spring flower.|
|Daphne||A very fragrant winter bush. Sweet tiny flowers, nice to tuck into bouquets.|
|Earlicheer||Available in spring- very scented, cream colour flowers.|
|Frangipani Flowers||Gorgeous fragrance. Limited availability.|
|Freesias||Very pretty smell. A favourite for wedding flowers.|
|Gardenia Flowers||Very fragrant and pretty, waxy pure white flowers.|
|Hyacinths||Perfumed and very delicate. Available in spring.|
|Jasmine||A very sweet smelling, small white pinkish flower on long trailing bracts. Perfect for garden look style.|
|Lavender Flowers||Herby, zingy fragrance. Pretty mauve/ blue or purple flowers.|
|Lilac||Pretty white, mauve or dark purple flowers with a perfume. Limited availability in spring.|
|Lily Of The Valley||White flowers with a beautiful fragrance. Only available in October.|
|Lillium Asiatic (Lillies)||Slight fragrance.|
|Lillium Casablanca/Oriental (Lillies)||Beautiful scented flowers. Showy white blooms, available most of the year. Can be allergenic.|
|Lillium Longiflorum (Lillies)||Lovely fragrant flowers. Showy large trumpet shaped white waxy blooms.|
|Lillium Stargazer / La Reve (Lillies)||Flowers with a beautiful fragrance. Showy Bright pink (Stargazer) and pale pink (La Reve) blooms, available most of the year. Can be allergenic.|
|Orchid Cymbidium||Orchid flowers have a very nice perfume - a great choice for winter weddings.|
|Paper Whites||A very pretty, sweet smelling early spring/ winter flower. Pure white colour.|
|Peonies, paeony (Peonie roses, paeonia)||Lovely fragrant flower. Large multi-petalled blowsy flower in flowers in colours of pinks, whites and burgundys.|
|Roses /Rosa||Sadly, many commercial grown roses do not have a fragrance, but some varieties do. Gem/Jacaranda (Bright pink) and Dulcet (dusky pink) roses are the best for perfume.|
|Roses Miniature / Spray||Some commercial grown spray roses have a fragrance.|
|Rosemary||A green herb, nice for inclusion in bridal bouquets for its fragrance and its meaning of flowers - "Rememberance"|
|Soleil d' Ors||A very pretty, perfumed early spring/ winter flower. Lovely clear yellow colour.|
|Stephanotis flowers||A Traditional wedding flower, waxy white small trumpets with a beautiful fragrance.|
|Stock||Pretty and soft flowers with a spicy sweet smell. Flowers are available in white, pinks, magenta, purples and cream.|
|Sweet Peas||Dainty climbing scented flowers available in many shades of soft colours.|
|Thryptomene||A pretty, delicate foliage with little pinky white flowers - A lovely piney, herby smell.|
|Tuberoses||Perfumed and pretty, cream small trumpet flowers.|
|Violets||Very tiny but lovely dark purple flowers available in spring. Sweet fragrance.|
|Water Lily's||A light, delicate scented flower.|