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Flower ‘Scents’

Creating that perfect centerpiece is not only about the mix of flowers visually, but also the mix of flower scents. If all the flowers in your arrangement are heavily fragranced, it could definitely ruin the effect you were hoping for with your centerpiece. Even some foliage used in flower arrangements has a scent of their own that needs to be taken into consideration when planning your centerpieces.

Some of the different types of scent categories flowers and foliage are judged by are Aromatic, Heavy, Citrus, Spicy, Sweet

eucalyptus foliageThe Aromatic category includes a lot of foliage and herbs. Dill, Eucalyptus, and Lavender are all part of the Aromatic category. So are most of the greenery used during the Christmas Holiday Season.





longiflorum lilyThe Heavy Fragrance category includes Gardinas, Oriental Lilies, Stephanotis and Tuberose.





Wax flowerThe Citrus Category covers Waxflowers and eucharis. Both of these have a light lemony scent






The Spicy or Peppery Category includes Mums, Stock, and Florist Bloom. The prevailing scent in this group is a clove scent with some blooms having a stronger scent than others.






 hyacinthThe Sweet Category is the one that always comes to mind when you think of flowers. Hyacinth, Lilac, Carnations, Freesia, Sweet Peas, Lily of the Valley and of course, last but not least, Roses make up this category.

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