Scents et al – celebrating National Fragrance Day 21st March 2018

Here at Field Gate Flowers we truly believe that flowers can help create powerful memories. Perfume manufacturers have always managed to tie scents into customers personal likes and these go on to create memories. Rive Gauche and Chanel No. 5 remind me of my mother… I am sure you all have memories too.

This week I heard about the launch of the English Fields collection at Jo Malone.


With scents such as Poppy and Barley, Oat and Cornflower and Honey and Crocus – already I am already imagining myself making daisy chains in an English meadow.

As a child, I loved nothing more than making perfume with my friends from rose petals. Unfortunately, imported blooms have loss their scent, either because they have been grown intensively or picked weeks and flown many miles before they are arranged for you.

Although there are numerous flowers that are used in perfumes, some are more frequently chosen for their strong fragrance. The most popular flowers include roses, jasmine, violets, and lilies. Others that are used include lavender, magnolia, moonflower, chamomile, rosemary and sweet pea.

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So, if you love the scent of herbs, romantic roses, fresh freesias or the so lovely lavender do get in touch with a British Flower grower.

We love nothing more than walking though the fields of our blooms as they waff in the wind and their scents create memories for us. We do grow numerous herbs that we use in our arrangements from 7 types of mint, and rosemary.


Here are some of our favourite blooms for scent.


Phlox is one of summer’s show stopping flowers. It bears big clusters of candy-coloured blooms on 4-foot-tall stems from mid- to late summer. These blooms bear a sweet fragrance that’s most apparent on warm, sunny days.

Sweet Peas

Prized for their intensely fragrant flowers, most sweet peas are 4- to 6-foot-tall vines. Their flowers appear in nearly every shade, plus stunning bicolours. We love that these just keep blooming all summer and so giving.


Bearded irises grace spring garden with colour and perfume. Available in almost every colour of the rainbow, irises also have a range of fragrances, from anise to floral to fruity.


Lilacs are among the most recognizable spring flowering shrubs. If you miss their large cone-shaped flower trusses, you can’t avoid their intense fragrance. Lilacs are durable and able to put up with most any growing conditions except shade.


Transport your nose to Provence by growing lavender in your garden. The flowers and foliage of this herb produce aromatic perfumes that permeate the countryside of southern France in mid-summer. In your own garden, grow it in well-drained soil in full sun. If you plant it next to a walkway, you’ll catch a whiff every time you pass by.


We grow a lot of David Austin heritage blooms not only for their beauty but for their scent.


With a range of scents from lemon to pineapple. Here at FGF we grow Spearmint, Pineapple mint ,Apple mint (Woolly mint) and Pennyroyal.

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