Have you ever been curious as to why we have Vanda Miss Joaquim as our national flower?
Vanda Miss Joaquim var. Agnes was chosen as Singapore’s national flower on 15 April 1981 as part of an overall effort to foster national pride and identity. Vanda Miss Joaquim beat 40 flowers, out of which 30 of them were also orchids, to be christened as Singapore’s national flower.
Among the different varieties of Vanda, the variety “Agnes” was chosen, particularly for its vibrant colours, resilience and year-round blooming quality – qualities which reflect the Singapore spirit of uniqueness and our hybrid culture of different ethnicity.
Now, you would find motifs of Vanda Miss Joaquim everywhere and in places you would never expect to – from Singapore’s bank notes to stamps and Singapore souvenirs.
If you’re looking for a unique Singapore product to gift your family and friends, or even yourself to be reminded of the fun moments you have experienced in Singapore, we have just the one of you!
Singapore Memories’s Vanda 1981
This perfume in one of the many among their line of Heritage Perfumes.
As the name suggests, this fragrance is formulated with notes of Vanda orchids. Vanda is the most natural choice for perfumery notes, because of its soft, haunting and feminine fragrance. This is a mischievous yet gentle perfume, for a smart and curious lady, ready to explore the world.
Do you know that smells are linked to memories because they are stored in the same part of the brain? Which is why certain smell can evoke a particular memory; the smell of vanilla could make us reminisce about the times when our grandmothers are baking in the kitchen, for example.
Thus, every time you put on this fragrance, it will bring you back all to the fun and special moments you have in Singapore!
Other than Vanda Miss Joaquim, there are other native orchids of Singapore that we should be equally proud of! Some examples are described as per below.
Therapeutic orchid genus - Bromheadia Lindl have 17 species growing around from Sri Lanka to Southeast Asia to Australia. Its genus name honours an English botanist, Edward French Bromhead. Under this specific genus, only one of its species are being used for medicinal uses.
Bromheadia finlaysoniana (Lindl.) Miq.
We established this place, so you can express yourself using Aromas.