Fragrant Florals at Penhaligon’s Singapore

April 20, 2012

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

Posted in: beauty trivia | fragrances | penhaligon's | perfumes

4 Responses to Fragrant Florals at Penhaligon’s Singapore

  1. April 20, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Love the packaging! It has a gorgeous vintage feeling to it. I’d be proud to have that on my dresser.

    • makeupmag
      April 21, 2012 at 2:42 am

      Hi Celeste,

      Me too. I really like the charming labels, as well as the sweet ribbons. The glass bottles with the differently-coloured liquids have such a quaint charm to them too. :)

  2. Sam
    April 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

    This reminds me of the fiction book, The Language of Flowers. I wonder if I’ve ever given flowers with the wrong meanining unwittingly…

    • makeupmag
      April 21, 2012 at 2:44 am

      Hi Sam,

      That’s a thought. Now that you’ve mentioned it…

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