Fragrant Florals at Penhaligon’s Singapore

From floriography to our vintage floral window!  – Penhaligon’s SG

Penhaligon’s Singapore recently tweeted a photo of their store window abloom with the brand’s vintage floral scents.

According to the brand on their Facebook page, floriography was a Victorian practice of expressing one’s innermost feelings through the language of flowers. Below is a description of this secret lexicon and the scents that go with them, to convey those sentiments.


Violetta: Virtue & Faithfulness

A posy of violets will signify that your thoughts are pure and your desires are of the eternal kind.

Elisabethan Rose: Perfect Happiness

Declare your complete contentment with the aid of a pink rose in your button hole or corsage.

Bluebell: Humility & Constancy

These most delicate blooms should help convey your respect and unwavering devotion to the one you love.

Orange Blossom: Eternal Love

Ensure both the bouquet and buttonholes are bursting with fragrant Orange Blossom on your wedding day.

Lily of the Valley: Return of Happiness

If your heart has been restored by your suitor let them know with a bunch of these elusive spring flowers.

Gardenia: Secret Love

Send a bouquet of sweet Gardenia blooms anonymously to the one you adore.

Night Scented Stock: Lasting Beauty

Signify your unchanging adoration with a bouquet of heavily scented stocks.


To experience the olfactory language of flowers, do visit Penhaligon’s (#03-16, Ion Orchard/Tel: 6634 1040) for a fragrance profiling session and let the experts lead you by the nose, if not by the heart.

Image sources: Penhaligon’s Singapore and Amazon


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