Is my Wedding Flower Fragrant?

When choosing your wedding flowers, a consideration for many brides is to have a sweet-smelling, scented wedding bouquet. Flowers with a fragrance are romantic, seductive, and the aroma can conjur up happy memories, whenever you catch a whiff of the same lovely perfume again.

The following lists the most popular fragrant wedding flowers, that are suitable to create a beautiful, perfumed bridal bouquet. To check if the scented flower is in season at the time of your wedding, please click here to go to seasons of flowers in New Zealand. A beautiful wedding filled with the fragrance of gorgeous flowers certainly fulfils all the romantic expectations for a perfect wedding!

a helpful hint

Just remember one important consideration; when choosing scented flowers for your wedding, some members of the bridal party, parents or even the celebrant may get very serious hayfever, and sneezing, a red nose and watery eyes is not a great look for your wedding photos!

Best Blooms is your specialist wedding florist, centrally located in Henderson, West Auckland, NZ and we offer a complimentary consultation, where our experienced floral designers can advise you on the best choices for perfumed flowers with a beautiful fragrance, the seasons they are available and other professional advice for your bridal bouquets.

To book your wedding flower consultation, please call Jo on 09 838 9058 or

Photo shows Bride Denise and her fragrant, perfumed wedding bouquet.
Brides love a perfumed wedding bouquet. These sweet-smelling wedding flowers featured fragrant freesias, roses and dianthus. A romantic, pretty bridal bouquet full of fragrance!

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Other information you may be interested in when planning your wedding flowers:

A very fresh and fragrant bush with little bud shaped flowers.  Winter flowering. Available in Brown, lime green and bright pink.

Carnations Spray

Not all are scented but some have a very pretty clove smell.  

Carnations Standard

Not all are perfumed but some are very fragrant.


A sweet smelling spring flower.


A very fragrant winter bush.  Sweet tiny flowers, nice to tuck into bouquets.


Available in spring- very scented, cream colour flowers.

Frangipani Flowers

Gorgeous fragrance.  Limited availability.


Very pretty smell.  A favourite for wedding flowers.

Gardenia Flowers

Very fragrant and pretty, waxy pure white flowers.


Perfumed and very delicate.  Available in spring.


A very sweet smelling, small white pinkish flower on long trailing bracts.  Perfect for garden look style.

Lavender Flowers

Herby, zingy fragrance.  Pretty mauve/ blue or purple flowers.


Pretty white, mauve or dark purple flowers with a perfume.  Limited availability in spring.

Lily Of The Valley

White flowers with a beautiful fragrance.  Only available in October.

Lillium Asiatic


Slight fragrance.

Lillium Casablanca/Oriental


Beautiful scented flowers.  Showy white blooms, available most of the year. Can be allergenic.

Lillium Longiflorum


Lovely fragrant flowers. Showy large trumpet shaped white waxy blooms.

Lillium Stargazer / La Reve


Flowers with a beautiful fragrance.  Showy Bright pink (Stargazer) and pale pink (La Reve) blooms, available most of the year. Can be allergenic.

Orchid Cymbidium

Orchid flowers have a very nice perfume - a great choice for winter weddings.

Paper Whites

A very pretty, sweet smelling early spring/ winter flower.  Pure white colour.

Peonies, paeony

(Peonie roses, paeonia)

Lovely fragrant flower. Large multi-petalled blowsy flower in flowers in colours of pinks, whites and burgundys.

Roses /Rosa

Sadly, many commercial grown roses do not have a fragrance, but some varieties do.  Gem/Jacaranda (Bright pink) and Dulcet (dusky pink) roses are the best for perfume.

Roses Miniature / Spray

Some commercial grown spray roses have a fragrance.


A green herb, nice for inclusion in bridal bouquets for its fragrance and its meaning of flowers - "Rememberance"

Soleil d' Ors

A very pretty, perfumed early spring/ winter flower.  Lovely clear yellow colour.

Stephanotis flowers

A Traditional wedding flower, waxy white small trumpets with a beautiful fragrance.


Pretty and soft flowers with a spicy sweet smell.  Flowers are available in white, pinks, magenta, purples and cream.

Sweet Peas

Dainty climbing scented flowers available in many shades of soft colours.


A pretty, delicate foliage with little pinky white flowers - A lovely piney, herby smell.


Perfumed and pretty, cream small trumpet flowers.


Very tiny but lovely dark purple flowers available in spring.  Sweet fragrance.

Water Lily's
A light, delicate scented flower.  

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