When we breathe in the scent of a flower it’s as though we are drinking in all the delights of Nature. It’s well known that some scents evoke poignant memories and we all have our favourites – and our less favourites! The aromas in a flower – or any other part of the plant – come primarily from their essential oils. Some oils help the plants repel predators or protect themselves from disease, others are designed to attract beneficial insects – and humans it seems – offering valuable rewards in return for pollination – or for growing in your garden.
We have chosen three herbs for The Scented Garden with truly delicious smells. Roman chamomile is fresh and fruity, bringing balance and harmony (it’s different from the German chamomile we usually drink as a herbal tea); lavender is full of summer’s sweet and relaxing balm; and clary sage’s sublime delicacy lets our spirit soar.
For the optimum perfumer’s pleasure, enjoy them every day when they are in flower.