Recorded as one of the most diverse flowering plants, orchids have as numerous as 25,000 different species (Rainforest Alliance. 2012). Many of these enrapturing orchid fragrances are captured, with their scent formulated and incorporated in perfumes.
However one dilemma to choose which orchid fragrances to start, is the diversified choices.
Therefore, to support your journey in seeking out your favourite orchid fragrance, we have crafted a list of popular orchid fragrances.
Tearing down the cliche impression of how flowers should only smell floral, is this orchid.
Its charm is in its powerful citrus scent. Its aroma refreshes and enlivens the fragrance formula, invigorating the air with its energy and zest (Rigy, R., 2017).
This scent is popular among people who prefer a more outdoorsy and active lifestyle or some who do not want their perfume to smell too overwhelmingly sweet.
Highly appreciated for its Jasmine-like scent, this fragrance possesses a hearty and fragrant scent that clings strongly to its surrounding.
Like jasmine fragrance, this orchid’s aroma has a calming property to soothe restlessness and would be considered a great sedative aroma (Healthline. 2018).
If you do find this fragrance compelling, you may have been beguiled by its aphrodisiac effect. When applied on, its scent enhances one’s appeal, seemingly raising one’s level of attractiveness (Healthline. 2018).
Its musky aroma is what helps this flower gain its crown of popularity. One could find these in Malaysia, Vietnam and Borneo, and they usually thrive on coastal rocks and scrubs.
Musk fragrances are often considered associated with the term exotic and sensual due to its relation to Egyptian perfumes used since the ancient past.
In perfumes, what you smell and know as musk is often in its diluted form. Its fragrance is described as soft and clean. Because in greater concentration, musks are often not as pleasant to your noses and tend to be too overwhelming and strong-smelling (EMMANUELLE, E., 2018).
Here’s a tasty smelling orchid with a sweet and spicy cinnamon-like scent. Perfuming its scent and presence like a bakery treat - endearing and tempting.
Based on the Healthline newsletter, the spicy-sweet cinnamon scent not only enhances mood with its delectable aroma, but it also claims to purify its surrounding air with its antibacterial properties (Healthline. 2019).
Sweet, compelling scent of this orchid fragrance also contains aphrodisiac effects, stirring up the feeling of joy while boosting the attractiveness of its bearer (Keville, K., 2019).
Vanilla planifolia Jacks. ex Andrews
Known for its vanilla scent, this orchid is a sweet-smelling flower that provides a lovely and strong aroma.
Many are fond of this scent due to its pleasant familiarity towards treats and rewards, and evokes memories of childhood ice-cream and desserts.
Research has been studied by Kate Fox, Director of Social Issues Research Centre and have proven the powers of vanilla fragrances, suggesting its aid in our cognitive ability for recollection and memory (Fox, K., 2020).
In psychology, it is also proven to aid in increasing positive feelings and has been universally regarded as pleasant for decades.
Lastly, I invite you to marvel at this orchid fragrance here where it possesses a wonderful and interesting mix of citrus and spice, topping off with nuances of menthol.
A fragranzing oozing with vitality, packing a punch with its spicy scent while topping it off with a zesty lime scent. Freshness resembling menthol further livens up the overall fragrance that likens the coolness after a shower.
A unique and characteristic fragrance that is perfect for one who ventures outside of conventional fragrances.
Selecting your favourite fragrance can be a daunting task if we do not know where to start, especially since we are spoilt for choice with such a diverse species.
So we hope that you orchid lovers would find this helpful to start your search in your perfect orchid fragrance.
To find out more of these popular fragrances or many other more selection of orchid fragrances, you can head on to this website below. This site offers workshops to create your very own fragrance! Do not miss your chance in your search for your perfect orchid fragrance
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