Flower Friday – A Sweet Scent

A Sweet Scent - Photograph by Laura Lecce
A Sweet Scent – Photograph by Laura Lecce

I think I’m starting to see a trend amongst my favorite flowers…. they’re mostly pink (I must be a girly girl after all, who knew?). This beautiful orchid is a phalaenopsis hybrid with a name I can no longer remember. I do however remember vividly the sweet aroma that this gorgeous flower produced every morning when it would see the sun. The fact that I remember the specific scents and not the names of most of my orchids is likely due to the fact that our sense of smell is the sense most closely linked with the memory areas of our brain. We thus associate those smells with specific memories and emotions. The scent of orchids reminds me of watering my plants in the morning sun while enjoying a cup of tea. Happy memories everyone!

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12 thoughts on “Flower Friday – A Sweet Scent

  1. That’s a beauty, all right! How large is the flower? At first it seemed to be about the size of a lantana blossom, but now I’m thinking it’s considerably larger. I’d love a chance to sample that fragrance.

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    1. I’m so glad you think so, it is definitely a favorite of mine! It’s slightly larger than a frangipani flower (so medium size in terms of other phalaenopsis orchids). Wish I could embed smells into my website 😉

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