15 Flowers with the Best Smell

Flowers with the Best Small – Top 15 picks

There’s nothing more attractive than pretty flowers that smell as incredible as they look. They add a sweet scent to the breeze and a soothing touch to the surroundings. If you feel a scented candle can substitute the sweetened smell of flowers, you’re wrong. There’s no comparison at all. Remember the satisfying scent of the beautiful roses in your grandmother’s backyard? Well, it’s next to impossible to forget the intoxicating aroma of these blooming wonders.

While flowers are admired for their grandeur, beauty, a limitless spectrum of colors, and unending shapes, some varieties come with wonderful scents. We conducted a small survey on over 1000 gardeners from over 20 countries and solicited their opinions. In this post, we’ll discuss 15 flowers with the best smell voted high by the survey respondents.

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Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley is a woodland flowering plant with a sugar scent. It is native to Asia and Europe and is also known as “Our Lady’s Tears,” “May Bells,” and “Mary’s Tears.” The flower grows in USDA Zones 2-9 and blossoms in spring. The pretty white, pink, and pale bell-shaped flowers cover the surroundings with their sweet smell. Since the Lily of the Valley is a short plant, it covers the ground well and requires moist soil to grow.

O’Hara Rose

The O’Hara Rose is categorized as a “Premium Scented Garden Rose.” It is a large white rose with a mild ivory tinge in the core that doesn’t open completely. The petals have a soft touch of pink shade that provides a blush look. Unlike other roses, it is made of multiple layers of petals that give out a pleasing smell. The O’Hara Rose is perfect for bouquets and flower arrangements in baby showers and weddings.

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Oriental Lily

The Oriental Lilies are one of the most fragrant lilies. The dazzling beauty of the flowers combined with the exquisite smell makes them a top-choice when it comes to gifting flowers. All in all, the Oriental Lilies are marked by an intense fragrance, vibrant colors, and elegance. These interesting looking, Oriental fusions result from species native to Japan.

White Ginger Lily

The White Ginger Lily has been famously known for its extremely fragrant white butterfly like flowers. It is also called the butterfly lily. The White Ginger Lily is used in different soaps and perfumes, as well as some sweet-smelling body lotions. The unopened flower buds are edible and are known to be used In Southeast Asian cooking.

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Jasmine Flowers are one of the best smelling flowers in the world. This pretty little flower is native to tropical location across the globe. These flowers are widely used in the production of cosmetics, perfumes, soaps, and soothing teas. When it comes to flower arrangements, Jasmine Flowers are typically used in aromatherapy and ceremonies.


Freesia Flowers are generally used as cut flowers. They are extremely fragrant and bloom beautifully during the spring months. Some exotic Freesia variants will strong smell include Allure, Athene, Golden Wave, Excelsior, Demeter, Pink Westlind, Mirabel, Welkin, and Snowdon, and are available in colors such as orange, pink, red, golden-yellow, mauve, etc. The smell of Freesia flowers is used in soaps, body lotions, and bouquets.

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Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea Flowers give out an enchanting fragrance. They look stunning with silvery-white stripes on a cherry-red body. Some Sweet Pea Flower variants come with a faint scent, while others are intensely fragrant. The fragrance is best observed on dry and sunny days.


Lilacs are sweet smelling shrubs typically found in gardens. They’re heavily aromatic and grow quickly. Whether you pick white lilacs or purple lilacs, these cut flowers draw butterflies and look gorgeous in flower arrangements. Depending on the lilac variant, the fragrance may range from mild and sweet to spicy and heavy.

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Wax Flower

Wax Flowers are native to Western Australia. They come with a sweet fragrance and are perfect additions to homes, bouquets, and gardens. Wax Flowers bloom with purple, pink, white, and red flowers and are popular as cut flowers. The fragrance is typically almond and lemon-like.

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The smell of Yellow Peonies are delicious. The gorgeous peony bulbs looking stunning during summers and make a perfect vase arrangement for a party. The flowers are strongly scented, and you can enjoy their fragrance even while you’re at a distance from them. If you want to use them indoors, make sure you pick peonies with mild fragrance as the strong smell can be intoxicating.

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Daffodils are heralds of the spring season. While some varieties come with a spicy smell, the others come with a vanilla-like or musky smell. All in all, most Daffodils have an aroma. Also, there are some narcissi ones that are scrumptiously fragrant, an aroma, that’s unique and captivating.


Muscari flowers are tiny, cobalt-blue shaded flowers. They come with a lovely fragrance and the more Muscari flowers you plant, the more fragrance you’ll enjoy. The flowers are called “Muscari” because of their musky fragrance.

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Tuberose is a plant that blooms at night and is native to Mexico. The clusters of pretty white flowers come with a unique fragrance that’s sweet, complex, powerful, and subtly floral. The flower is popular for its beauty, as well as it’s fragrance. Because of their overly sweet, heavy-intensity smell, they have a long history in the perfumery industry.


Mimosa Flowers are soft, bushy, and sugary pom-poms overflowing with the aroma of a mother’s forgiving embrace and one’s childhood. The scent is delicate and lovely as the flowers blossom. In addition to being fragrant and pretty, they provide lots of relaxing shade. Thanks to their beautiful fragrant, Mimosa flowers are used as cut flowers, ornamental flowers, and in perfumeries.

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When Hyacinth’s begin blooming, they produce a light floral aroma, but when the flower stems open up, the scent becomes very powerful and intense. You know spring can’t be too far when you smell the Hyacinths blooming.

Gift Your Loved Ones Flowers with Best Smell

Are you wondering what to gift your best friend at her wedding? Well, how about an amazing bouquet arrangement containing Hyacinths, Lily of the Valley, and Tuberoses? We’ve got interesting arrangements of flowers with the best smell for you right here. Not only this but we also provide same-day flower delivery in Hong Kong.

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