Honey is an intriguing scent note, soft, sweet and a touch nostalgic. It offers comfort and a sense of mouthwatering deliciousness which can be very engaging and a little like sugar, it’s very more-ish.
Honey’s Winnie-The-Pooh like ability to generate such feel-good emotions via scent might be one of the reasons we’re seeing its rise in popularity, we live in tricky times and a daily fragrance spritz can provide a subtle, olfactive support-system to offer a cushioning softness to the harder edges of daily living.
We can’t talk about honey without knowing a little about how it’s made and dispelling a myth or two. Firstly, honey bees are thriving in most parts of the globe*, which may surprise you. There are over 20,000 thousand recognised types of bees in the world, of which 91% are wild and it’s these wild bees**, which rely on food foraged from fast disappearing hedgerows and wild meadow flowers, that are struggling. Although honeybee colonies are holding steady, climate change is resulting in lower honey yields. An incredible 80% of all US honey beehives*** make the trip to California once a year to help pollinate the huge almond harvest, but honey yields have been falling for farmers since 2000.
Many perfume brands are investing in supporting the honeybee, Guerlain for example is supporting Women For Bees, at 25 UNESCO biosphere reserves, where women are taught how to keep hives. Graduates from the scheme will be able to go back to their communities and help teach others how to keep bees locally, helping both to pass on apiary skills and provide a source of income.
Queen Elizabeth II was a great supporter of bees and had hives in many of her homes, including Buckingham Palace and Clarence House. On her death, her hives were wrapped in black bows and the royal bee keeper informed the bees of her passing by knocking gently and whispering news of the change of ownership. The ancient tradition apparently ensures the bees continue to produce honey.
Healthy honeybees gather liquid nectar from a mass of different flora and fauna, transporting it via honey sacks about their industrious flying bodies. They transfer the nectar from bee to bee within the hive, and each transfer allows the nectar to mature slightly. Once sealed into beeswaxed boxes, its well on the way to being the honey we know. Being 25% sweeter than sugar and with over 320 different types globally, the taste and smell of each will depend on the flowers or botanicals the bees frequent.
It’s worth mentioning here that there is no essential oil of honey for perfumers to use, although beeswax can be extracted with solvents to create an absolute. Instead, much like the bees, perfumers select and combine floral and botanical notes to replicate that honey scent.
In his excellent book Nose Dive, Harold McGee explains that each honey is influenced by the aromas of the plants the bees gathered the nectar from, if the flower source is linden blossom then your honey will smell of cooked apple, anise, cooked potato and florally notes. Chestnut honey has a animalic floral note and is sweaty and bready. Manuka has a solvent note aligned with eucalyptus, sweet caramel and popcorn.
Similarly, perfumers will mix natural floral notes such as honeysuckle, mimosa and heliotrope with lab made synthetics to create their own version of that soft, comforting and sweet vibe. Although honey is often classified as part of the gourmand fragrance family (sweet, edible, warm), its flexible and versatile personality allows it to cross barriers easily, mixing beautifully with florals, citrus and musky notes, softening hard edges and making more challenging notes more palatable. It’s a great mixer, if honey was a person, they’d be someone ever-smiling who makes everything seem deliciously fun. So, perfect company for the current climate.
We’ve selected some of the more interesting honey fragrances currently on the market, both new and classic, which we’re buzzing about.
Softly Softly Honey : Eau Triple Miel d’Angleterre by Officine Universelle Buly
Miel d’Angelterre was one of the first fragrance we ever fell for in Officine Universelle Buly’s collection and as with many first loves, the hold is still strong. This gently honied fragrance captures your attention straight out of the bottle, due to it being a water based scent – no waiting for the alcohol to burn off or top notes to fizzle. Its soft, sweet, almost golden notes reverberate with a beeswaxy vibe, tinged with a quietly euphoric cedar note, which adds a subtle sparkle to the mix. It’s lickably delicious but not overly sweet, saved by the skin-like musk and woody notes, which nestle down warmly on the body when sprayed.
Being a water based scent it works beautifully on hair or on clothing, although always test first before spraying on pale or delicate fabrics. It’s also hard to over spray this, as water based scent don’t do that huge projection you get with alcohol bases, preferring to sit more quietly on the skin, you’re scenting more for your own pleasure than anyone else’s. Probably in our top ten desert island list of favourite perfumes of all time.
Localised Honey: Wadi Bloom Absolute by Ojar
The newish Ojar range – another of our recent favourites – is an Oman based brand that deliberately focusses on ingredients grown locally in the country for its perfume-strength oils and eau de parfums. Frankincense, Rose, Sandalwood, Oud, Musk and Honey are ingredients Oman is celebrated for, with local producers keeping the fragrance industry supplied with the best of its harvests. Indeed Ojar comes from the word Hojari, widely regarded as the world’s best frankincense resin, found in Oman’s Dhofar mountain range.
The perfume range is built around these six specialities, with three different extract strength, perfume options for each ingredient; all are excellent. For Honey, inspired by an ancient Oman tradition of nurturing honey bees in palm tree trunks, we highly rate Wadi Bloom, a blossom-heavy smudge of sweetness. This is a floral-tinged honey, imagine the luscious nectar from tuberose, carnation and ylang ylang flowers drenched through sandalwood and patchouli. There’s a hint of ivy-green-ness on the top notes, helped by the earthy green galbanum note – another speciality of the Oman area, creating an interestingly verdant, spiced sweetness. Again the honey surrounds the floral and woody notes with a halo of softness, creating a stylish and beautifully balanced honied hero.
Heritage Honey : Nettare di Sole , Aqua Allegoria by Guerlain.
Guerlain’s support of bees started by its founder, Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, who, in 1853, created a bee-adorned fragrance bottle, filled with Eau de Cologne Impériale, to give to Empress Eugénie on her marriage to Napoleon III. The bee bottle and use of the honey note in its fragrances remains, as does the brand’s continued commitment to the heroic bee, with decades of initiatives and support for research to enable scientists to steady and strengthen the global bee population.
Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria collection celebrates the planet’s floral and fauna, and its newest scent Netarre de Sole blends a field full of the best flowers used in fragrance – think jasmine, rose, the scent of magnolia – with a thread of honey, for a chic French take on the story. Here the honey feel drier, less sweet and more textural, anchoring the grander, slightly cooler, floral notes.
Sunny Honey: Rêve de Miel by Nuxe Paris
Nuxe is probably best known for Huile Prodigieuse, one the best dry body oils at a won’t-break-the-bank price. It’s classic formula is also France’s best selling dry oil. Not only is the product a wonderful skin enhancer, particularly in summer, but the scent of the original oil, with hints of orange blossom magnolia and vanilla, is delicious and a big part of the charm. The brand even bottles the scent as a Prodigieuse perfume and very lovely it is, too. There’s excellent work being done to support bees through its collaboration with the Good Planet Foundation, again helping women – and bees – through the sustainable agriculture programme.
The newish Rêve de Miel eau de toilette is a light, soft and sun-filled honey scent, like a day at the seaside – a French one we think, it’s very chic – all orange blossom and sweetness tinged with summer sun. We’re thinking bare tanned legs, floaty hair with the salt-tinged breeze just gently ruffling through it and the hint of simple but heady florals in the air.
The fragrance is a light EDT, it’s actually called a Fragrance Water, so is very easy to wear. Its sweet honey vibe is brokered with orange blossom to give it that sunny day feeling and there’s hints of the classic Prodigieuse scent to anchor it. A warming sandalwood and vanilla-coffee tonka bean threads through the base of the scent, making it our go to, lets-hang-onto-memories-of-the-summer scent. It’s good value too and makes a wonderful wear-everyday fragrance.
Artful Honey: Sound 02 by Aequill
London based Aequill has an interesting premise for its perfume house, its creates scent inspired by sound. The first collection, called Scent 1, Scent 2 and Scent 3, have all been inspired by cellist and sound artist Ecka Mordecai, in conjunction with the brand’s founder Jintana Khieochaum. Every scent comes with its own haiku poem and the bottles, with their chunky, hand cast crystalline caps, have been designed by Ekaterina Adelskaya.
We were drawn to Scent 2, when we attended the launch, where through handy headphones we could hear the sounds of a bright summer’s day, full of vibrant birdsong while we inhaled the fragrance. It’s a lovely way to properly immerse yourself in the selection experience, sound reinforces the memory of the scent, the two weave a conjoined story which blurs into one experience. Here the honey features as a quiet support to the initial rush of florals, particularly narcissi, jasmine and big sweeping boughs of soft, powdery mimosa. Lemon citrus and honey offer a yin yang balance of bright versus soft and sweet as the florals disipate, and the warm amber base provides a supportive stage for all. This is the least sweet honey, but we love how it just rounds off the edges in this artful and intriguing fragrance.
Our beautiful images are by the wonderful Kate Anglestein
* Genetic Literacy Project
Emirelli Lavender Honey – Pure Honey with Powerful Antioxidants
Emirelli’s Lavender Honey is a unique and fragrant honey that’s made from the nectar of lavender flowers. Its delicate flavor and aroma make it the perfect sweetener for a variety of recipes and beverages. Whether you’re using it to sweeten your tea, add flavor to your baked goods, or drizzle it over fruit, this honey is sure to impress. And like all of Emirelli’s products, this lavender honey is 100% pure and natural, with no added preservatives or artificial ingredients.
PURE LAVENDER HONEY Get a taste of the sweet, natural goodness of lavender honey in its pure and all-natural form with Emirelli. Countless health benefits naturally occur in pollen, so get them all for you with this syrupy goodness.
UNIQUE FLAVOR Sourced from the high altitude 8000ft mountains. By the incredibly high altitudes, our honey has the ancient flavor of lavender. We are thankful for the bees that have brought us this miracle aroma.
VERSATILE USES This raw natural lavender honey is light and fragrant, making it an excellent match with cheese. This excellent honey complements aged goat cheeses perfectly. It is also excellent for peeling the rind from blue cheese. You can enjoy a jar of Emirelli in countless ways.
RAW AND UNFILTERED We bring you the most out of this sweet syrup by bringing it to you in its raw, unfiltered, pollen-filled form. Also, our lavender honey is taken fresh from bee hive frames, ensuring that you always obtain honey in its purest and most natural form as all-natural. Our honey is independently tested & certified, sustainably sourced & harvested, and NON-GMO.
HEALTHY DIET As raw honey is the least processed, it contains the most antioxidants and raw honey is an excellent source of complex vitamins. Suitable for halal – kosher dietary. Lavender honey is ideal for bringing a healthy diet into your everyday routine.
- Raw – Unfiltered
- Glass Jar
- 10.1 Oz
Wildflower honey from Argentina comprises three species of flowers and types of nectar. These three flowers, Galeo, Poleo, and Itin, produce honey with a distinctive flavor profile.
Wildflower honey is made when the bees gather nectar from a variety of flowers. This process produces naturally diverse honey in flavor, color, and aroma. The taste of wildflower honey can vary depending on the flowers blooming when bees harvest their nectar. Because wildflowers are so diverse, this creates a wide range of unique flavors, from mild to intense.
What is WorldClass Wildflower Honey?
Wildflower honey from Argentina comprises three species of flowers and types of nectar. These three flowers, Galeo, Poleo, and Itin, produce honey with a distinctive flavor profile. They are also known for producing honey with a high level of antioxidants. The Galeo flower has a light floral scent. Its pollen is white, and its nectar is yellow. The Poleo flower has a citrusy fragrance. Its pollen is orange-red, and its nectar is bright red. The Itin flower has an intense perfume. Its pollen is dark brown, and its nectar is golden yellow. Together, these flowers contribute superb flavor, aroma, and color to create this unique honey.
What is the difference between wildflower honey and clover honey?
Clover and wildflower honey are types of floral honey. Clover honey is the most well-known honey and is often seen as “regular honey” due to its mild flavor. Clover honey is derived from clover flowers and is usually light in taste and color. Wildflower honey comes from bees that gather nectar and pollen throughout their environment, not one specific flower. Since the flowers available to these bees vary depending on their location, each batch of wildflower honey will have unique characteristics—such as flavor, texture, and color.
Taste of Wildflower Honey
Due to the nature from which wildflower honey is derived, this honey can vary in taste, texture, and color. WorldClass Wildflower Honey is organic honey with a more distinct and sweeter flavor than ordinary honey, leaving a more significant presence on your palate. The honey has a bold taste, fragrant nectar, and is amber in color.
Benefits of Honey
There are many different types of honey, each with its unique benefits. Health advantages vary, but honey’s most common benefits include antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory benefits. Raw honey, clover honey, monofloral honey, and wildflower honey all provide similar health benefits but are also distinct in their own ways.
Where is Wildflower Honey Produced
In Argentina, beekeepers are concentrated in the province of Santiago del Estero. This region’s pure air and biodiversity, referred to as the “Gran Chaco,” are fundamental to obtaining high-quality pollen, nectar, and resins. In addition to being one of the best places to find wildflower honey, Santiago del Estero is home to some of the world’s largest beehives.
About the Producer
Coopsol is a cooperative of beekeepers specializing in producing unique honey varietals that highlight the diverse blooms of Argentina. For over 30 years, they have worked ethically and sustainability with their producers, creating local opportunities, protecting the environment, and producing the highest quality organic honey. Years of dedication and deep respect for nature have resulted in great honey of the highest quality.
WorldClass Wildflower honey is a product of Argentina, but it’s also a symbol of the country’s long history of beekeeping traditions and practices. The beekeepers of Argentina are dedicated to providing you with honey that is as pure as possible; they do not use antibiotics or chemical fertilizers during the production process. They also maintain their hives in natural conditions, so the honey always has all its beneficial properties intact.
How to best pair WildFlower Honey?
Wildflower honey pairs best with breakfast items, charcuterie, cocktails, desserts, and tea as a finishing compliment. Wildflower honey is a sweet, dark amber honey ideal for pairing with breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, and yogurt. It also works well with charcuterie to enhance meat and cheese flavors. This honey pairs well with cocktails because it can bring out the natural sweetness of fruits like watermelon or pineapple. This honey can also be used in cocktails to replace simple syrup and add a fresh taste. It makes an excellent dessert glaze for cakes and pastries. You can also use organic wildflower honey traditionally in placements such as your morning coffee or tea.
Rosa ‘Honey Perfume’ brings bright color and inviting fragrance to Southern gardens. These cultivars are Floribunda roses, deciduous shrubs in the family Rosaceae, and their showy blooms appear in eye-catching peach, apricot, and yellow hues. The blossoms are intensely fragrant, so they get the apt name “Honey Perfume.” While we love red and pink roses, peachy flowers will always have a place in our gardens, and with a fragrance this memorable, we look forward to these blooms season after season.
As they grow, ‘Honey Perfume’ roses form a compact shrub that grows to four feet tall and two to three feet wide. Their full, frilly blooms appear in summer—usually in May—and continue until frost. They bloom in abundant clusters and can be counted on to rebloom throughout the year. They’re grown for their attractive appearance as well as their strong fragrance. The foliage is deciduous and dark green.
‘Honey Perfume’ roses were hybridized by Dr. Keith W. Zary in 1993 and have become garden favorites in the decades since they appeared. Plant your own, and you’ll soon see why so many Southern gardeners covet their fragrant blooms.
- Common Name: “Honey Perfume’ rose, JACarque
- Botanical Name: Rosa hybrid
- Family: Rosaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial, Rose, Shrub
- Mature Size: 3-4 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. wide
- Sun Exposure: Full
- Soil Type: Loamy, Moist, but Well-drained
- Soil pH: Slightly Acidic (5.6-6.5)
- Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Flower Color: Yellow, Apricot
- Hardiness Zones: Choose from Zones 5-9 (USDA)
- Native Area: North America, Hybridized in the U.S.
‘Honey Perfume’ Rose Care
According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, these roses are “best grown in medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, but best flowering and disease resistance generally occur in full sun.” They thrive in full sun with regular water and maintenance. The Missouri Botanical Garden recommends that gardeners “water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keeps roots cool, and discourages weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom.”
While shade-tolerant, these flowers grow best in full sun—a minimum of four hours daily and preferably six to eight hours.
Slight acidic soil that is well-draining and rich in organic matter is best. It will tolerate most soils—chalky, clay, sandy— but a loamy soil new to growing roses will produce the most fragrant and showy blooms.
Water thoroughly when establishing growth. After, only water when needed as too much water can push the nutrients away from the roots. Withering leaves are a sign of water distress.
Temperature and Humidity
‘Honey Perfume’ Roses can withstand hot summer temperatures and will continue looking fresh until the fall. These flowers like the sun and tolerate colder conditions.
Use an all-purpose fertilizer in the early spring after the last chance of frost and before new growth. You can also use fertilizer throughout the growing season to encourage fresh blooms.
Prune only if necessary to remove damaged branches or to promote new growth. Additional reasons include increasing air circulation, removing faded blooms, or shaping the plant. Use sharp pruning shears and cut cleanly at an angle.
Propagating ‘Honey Perfume’ Roses
Since the ‘Honey Perfume’ Rose is a trademarked hybrid, propagation from cuttings and seeds is not allowed as it is patented. Always check flower trademarks before propagating.
- Start by pruning buds and stray or small branches—leave at least three of the thickest canes (branches that bear thorns, leaves, and flowers).
- Remove remaining leaves.
- Use twine (or something that will not decay) to tie the canes together at the base.
- Spray the branches with fungicide and allow enough time to dry. You can also use a dormant oil spray to prevent soil diseases.
- Make a space near the plant’s roots (be sure not to damage the roots) and fill it with compost to help keep the soil enriched throughout the winter. Try pine needles, shredded leaves, or grass clippings.
- Move the rose into the space you just created and cover it with soil.
- Water and cover it with a tarp or blanket until the final frost.
Common Pests & Plant Diseases
Some pests affecting ‘Honey Perfume’ Roses include aphids, caterpillars, Glasshouse red spider mites, rabbits, rose leaf-rolling sawflies, and scale insects. Additionally, these flowers are susceptible to powdery mildew, rose rust, and rose black spots.
How to Get ‘Honey Perfume’ Roses to Bloom
This flower blooms on new wood in spring, so pruning after the last growth and before the first frost is the best way to care for these shrubs. Early pruning can also help encourage new growth of showy, fragrant blooms.
These plants have flowers with a double-bloom structure that form in clusters and moderately thorny stems. Flowers typically start as a shade of apricot and remain this hue until turning slightly more cream-colored as the petals begin to fade. The foliage is toothed and dark green throughout its bloom time.
The ‘Honey Perfume’ Rose can bloom as early as spring and continue to show through the summer until autumn.
Common Problems With ‘Honey Perfume’ Roses
Curling or Drooping Leaves
Despite loving the sun, these flowers can show signs of stress in the morning if not adequately watered. During the hottest summer months, leaves will curl or droop—as well as the branches—if you do not maintain consistent watering. These plants like well-drained soil, so using an irrigation system can help the water balance as too much water will cause diseases and fungi to grow.
Leaves Turning Yellow
It depends on the time of the year. If it is almost winter, yellow leaves signify your plant is preparing for dormancy. If your plant’s leaves are yellowing unexpectantly, causes include overwatering, underwatering, sunlight imbalance, or lack of soil nutrients. Maintain moist, well-drained soil and add rich, organic, balanced fertilizer depending on your plant’s requirements.
If you are in love with the perfume of anything natural, then have a look at the Most Fragrant Flowers According to Gardeners and grow one today!
We love pleasant aromas, and flowers are the liveliest source of them. Here’s an all-inclusive list of the Most Fragrant Flowers According to Gardeners based on a small survey in more than 20 countries on major social media platforms.
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Most Fragrant Flowers According to Gardeners
1. Scented Primrose
Botanical Name: Primula vulgaris
Grows widely in Europe, primrose comes in colorful flowers with beautiful foliage and a mild fruity aroma. They herald the arrival of spring, especially in the evening time when the breeze passes through them.
Botanical Name: Plumeria
Also called Frangipani, plumeria is a subtropical or tropical flower related to oleander. Its flowers are softly fragrant in the daytime and intensify at night.
3. Sweet Autumn Clematis
Botanical Name: Clematis terniflora
From late summer to autumn, its perfumed white flowers bloom in clusters. The sweet vanilla scent oozes out and spreads a soft coolness all around.
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Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
It is native to the rainforests of Asia and Australia and is also called the perfume tree. The plant blooms profusely year-round, pouring a slightly fruity floral scent to the surroundings.
Botanical Name: Nicotiana
Popular as a Tobacco flower, nicotiana is native to North and South America. Its small tubular flowers open in the noon and ooze out lily-like intense fragrance.
6. Lily of the Valley
Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis
Lily of the valley grows in USDA Zones 2-9 and blooms in spring. It has cute bell-like white or pale, pink flowers that spread their floral type fragrance in the whole area.
Botanical Name: Viburnum
With beautiful foliage, viburnums are excellent fragrant flowers, especially their ‘Korean spice’ variety blooming in clusters of white fluffy flowers in spring and summer with a sweet and spicy fragrance.
Botanical Name: Polianthes tuberosa
Rajnigandha is its local name in India. Its seductive odor captures the warmth of mid-summer. The tube-like blossoms appear in hot tropical spring and summer with a sweet scent.
9. Sweet Osmanthus
Botanical Name: Osmanthus fragrans
Native to China, Japan & Cambodia, orange osmanthus flowers carry a sweet apricot-like fragrance. It’s also called Kinmokusei, grown popularly in patios and yards and sidewalks in Japan.
10. Mock Orange
Botanical Name: Philadelphus
It is a cold-weather plant that blooms in summer and emits a pleasant orange-like scent that is refreshing like mint. The plant is the best combination of beauty and fragrance!
Botanical Name: Syringa
Blooms in spring and summer in Europe & America, lilacs are excellent cut flowers, with their arousing sweet-smelling fragrance. You can also grow this in containers as many hybrid varieties are now available.
12. Angel’s Trumpet
Botanical Name: Brugmansia
Popular for its trumpet-like creamy-orange flowers that ooze a sweet and strong aroma at the onset of dusk.
Botanical Name: Daphne
This flower is a favorite of the perfume industry with its alluring fragrance, thanks to its sweet and spicy fragrance. Not many gardeners grow Daphne because of the care it needs.
14. Night Scented Stocks
Botanical Name: Matthiola longipetala
Stocks with their intoxicating perfume like lily are the best choice in fragrant gardens of cold climate. Its mild fragrance blends lightly in the surroundings in the evening.
Botanical Name: Magnolia champaca
The beautiful cream-colored flowers give it a mix of deep grape and sweet banana-like fragrance like no other flowers. It’s native to the Himalayan ranges of South-East Asia, and blooms year-round in a tropical and subtropical climate.
16. Arabian Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac
It is the national flower of the Philippines and is also called Arabian Jasmine & mogra. Its strong fragrance is different than jasmine and is more like vanilla.
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17. Stargazer Lily
Botanical Name: Lilium ‘Stargazer’
All lilies are aromatic, but this hybrid variety is the most fragrant. Its sensual and slightly spicy scent is addictive to fall in love with!
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Botanical Name: Lonicera periclymenum
A trendy flower among those who love fragrant plants. Its cluster of tiny flowers erupts, inviting fruity fragrances like vanilla & honey that are always noticed.
Botanical Name: Rosa
A fragrant plant list can never be complete without the inclusion of fragrant roses. Loveliest of all the flowers and popular, everyone should grow them! They give out a mild and pleasing scent.
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Botanical Name: Freesia
Native to South Africa, many European gardeners voted for freesias. Its charming and fruity fragrance is pleasing to the senses.
Botanical Name: Hyacinthus
Coming in red, white, blue, and more, hyacinths are appealing to the eyes, and their fragrance resembles a combination of strawberry and honeysuckle.
Botanical Name: Jasminum
Whether it’s the queen of the night or the poet’s jasmine, they all are the most fragrant flowers in the world with a strong and sweet scent.
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23. Night Blooming Jasmine
Botanical Name: Cestrum nocturnum
The plant surely has the most powerful fragrance and what makes it different from the others is its nature to bloom at night, wafting the intoxicating aroma in the air.
24. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Botanical Name: Brunfelsia pauciflora
The reason this plant has a strange name is that it opens in purple (yesterday), gets a lavender hue (today), and finally takes a pure white shade (tomorrow). It has a sweet fragrance.
25. Orange Jessamine
Botanical Name: Murraya paniculata
If you love intense fragrance, then this should be your pick. The plant has beautiful waxy white flowers with a strong, orange-like smell. It stays bushy and compact, which makes it a top pick for small spaces.
26. Water Jasmine
Botanical Name: Wrightia religiosa
It is a very fragrant plant with a fruity scent. The best part about it is that it blooms all year round and grows quite fast.
27. Ginger Lily
Botanical Name: Hedychium coronarium
The stunning white flowers of this plant have a strong, lily-like fragrance with fruity undertones. Its scent is at its peak in the evening.
28. Spider Lily
Botanical Name: Hymenocallis littoralis
The flowers of this plant look like spiders crawling on leaves. It is one of the most fragrant flowers with a sweet and strong scent of vanilla!
Botanical Name: Fagraea berteroana
This Hawaiian beauty gets full of small cream-white flowers that take a yellow hue over time. It has a sweet fragrance that anyone will surely love.
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides
The plant is quite easy to grow and flourishes everywhere, in the cold or the tropics. Its big milky white flowers look beautiful, and their magical fragrance is pleasing yet not as overpowering as jasmine.
Learn growing Gardenia in pots here
31. Crepe Jasmine
Botanical Name: Tabernaemontana divaricata
This evergreen shrub is popular for its pinwheel-shaped flowers that give out a sweet and strong fragrance. It does best in full sun and looks stunning with its glossy green foliage.
32. Day Blooming Jasmine
Botanical Name: Cestrum diurnum
This tall plant is a great contender for pots and gives out a pleasing, sweet fragrance during the daytime from its clusters of tubular white flowers. The plant is prevalent in Indian subcontinent countries.
33. Vanilla Spice
Botanical Name: Clethra alnifolia
This dense shrub is quite popular for its sweetly fragrant white flowers. It is easy to maintain and also attracts bees and butterflies.
34. Spice Baby Viburnum
Botanical Name: Viburnum carlesii
Noted for its magnificent white blooms in clusters, the plant will wow you with its rich and spicy vanilla-like fragrance. It does well in full sun.
Botanical Name: Narcissus papyraceus
The strong scented white flowers look beautiful on the tall, slender stalks. The upright nature of the plant makes them perfect for cut flowers and tabletop decors.
36. Sweet Violet
Botanical Name: Viola odorata
The tiny scented flowers bloom profusely in dappled sunlight under the shade of big trees. The fresh floral scent contributes to one of the most loved perfumes from around the world.
Botanical Name: Matthiola incana
Gillyflower features tiny pink, purple, mauve, white, and violet flower spikes on gray-green foliage. The plant thrives in the well-draining medium under bright indirect sunlight.
38. Candle Flower
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa
Clusters of waxy, star-shaped flowers adorn the deep-green vining foliage. The tiny pink or white fuzzy flowers emit a sweet fragrance at night.
39. Purple Panicle
Botanical Name: Wisteria sinensis
The hanging purple-blue flowers look dreamy on shiny oblong leaflets and exude a strong sweet smell that might seem overpowering to some.
40. Scented Selluka Ivy
Botanical Name: Vigra caracalla
The plant produces purple and white ornamental flowers on the ovate green foliage. The unique snail shell-like flowers smell like hyacinths and are a magnet for ants.
41. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata
Although the plant is a rare bloomer but will reward you with fragrant pale green flower stalks under suitable conditions that emit a strong vanilla-like scent at night.
Learn the secret of making a Snake Plant bloom here
42. Chocolate Vine
Botanical Name: Akebia quinata
As the name suggests, the deciduous semi-evergreen plant blooms purplish-brown blooms that smell of chocolates. The plant needs sturdy support to vine beautifully across the garden.
43. Clary sage
Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
The plant blooms pink, lavender, and white flowers during mid-late summer on wrinkled, serrated foliage. Clary sage mists the air with a sweet and mild tobacco-like scent.
44. Night Jasmine
Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Night Jasmine blooms in clusters that emit a sweet fragrance as the petals open at night. The tiny white blooms with orange centers can be the point of attraction in any garden.
45. Garlic Creeper
Botanical Name: Mansoa alliacea
The plant produces funnel-shaped intensely fragrant blooms in purple and lavender that take a lighter hue as they age. The creeping vines look great on pergolas and fences. It grows best as a perennial in frost-free regions.
46. Yellow Jasmine
Botanical Name: Gelsemium sempervirens
The fragrant yellow blooms can be a great addition to outdoor gardens for their unmistakable sweet scent in the spring and fall months.
47. Rangoon creeper
Botanical Name: Combretum indicum
The star-shaped aromatic blooms are loaded with nectar that attracts a hoard of pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plus, the warm and sweet scent intensifies with the evening.
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Trichoglottis brachiata is a species native to Philippines. It also known as Trichoglottis atropurpurea, The Dark Purple Trichoglottis, Stauropsis philippinensis var. brachiate, Trichoglottis bicruris, Trichoglottis brachiate, Trichoglottis philippinensis var brachiata, and is a species in the genus Trichoglottis.
Trichoglottis brachiata is the most beautiful flower in their family. It blooms on an axillary, short, racemose inflorescence with 1 or 2 fragrant, fleshy flowers occurring in the late summer (August – September). The flowers are 2-2.5 inches in diameter. They are variable in color, but the petals of both whorls usually have a vivid, deep red-purple color and hairy white on hot pink lip
Trichoglottis needs a light level of 20000-30000 lux. The light should be filtered or dispersed, and the plants should not be exposed directly to the sun in the afternoon hours. Strong air movement should be ensured all the time.
You can grow it in a 2″-3″ basket, bare root like Vanda or mount if you have high humidity and water them daily. Or you can plant it in a pot with well drain, extra large New Zealand bark. This will keep moisture around the roots so you don’t have to water daily. Misting their roots on hot days will help them grow fast and bloom more.
Pot size: tall plant hanging
Fragrant: Yes, smell like honey
Color(s): Maroon red with white or pink lip
Bloom: Blooming size
Bloom Season: Summer, Fall
Plant size: 28″– 33″ tall
Light Level: Medium-High
Humidity: High (70%–80%)
Water: Keep moist and can be dry out between watering
Fertilizer: half strength 20-20-20 every week. Winter feed them in every 2 weeks.
Air circulation: good air movement
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