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