While a flower's color and shape are important when choosing a floral arrangement, fragrant blossoms can add a lot to a gift bouquet.
According to Home and Garden TV, Roses alone have more than 80 distinct compounds that make up a variety of scents. Those who have the time can train their nose to discover the nuances of different floral scents.
Lilacs are among the most fragrant flower - they carry a sweet scent that can be smelled throughout the early months of summer. These flowers also boast base notes, a strong, unique smell under the potent sweetness. Paperwhite narcissus, passion vine and lilies also have strong base notes, according to the news source.
Honeysuckle blossoms are so potent that they can be smelled from far away. Placing a bouquet of these flowers in a central room will add a delightful perfume to the entire home. Jonquils, lilies, gardenias and tuberose also have scents that carry, the news provider reports.
According to research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, strong fragrances do more than delight one's nose. They also may have the ability to reduce stress and encourage relaxation.
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