Scent with Love

02 Feb

This month in particular, we celebrate the beautiful, delicate, scented Rose, also known as 'The Queen of Flowers'. With almost 120 varieties available, roses are a classic favorite, especially when it comes to expressing love and romance.

red roses with white rose

Any budding cupid knows, that roses work a treat in the romance department, but quality and packaging are just as important. A beautifully wrapped bouquet, a beautiful vase, or a stylishly designed carry bag add to the luxe perception of a delivery of rosy blooms. The quality of the roses is essential to ensure that they along with your romance have staying power. You don’t want them wilting and drooping within 24 hours of delivery. How plush are the petals? How long are the stems?

Most of us know that red roses symbolise love, but do we know about some of the other colours? Red and white together for instance symbolise unity. Orange is the colour of desire and enthusiasm. Light purple lavender coloured roses symbolise love at first sight and enchantment. Yellow is about friendship so not the right colour if your message is about romantic love. Pink is about appreciation which is great for a long term relationship, but you might want to throw in a healthy dash of cream colours with that too. Where did this whole flowers on Valentine’s Day idea originate? It comes from the custom of sending floral bouquets as a form of non-verbal messages that was originated by Charles II of Sweden in the 18th Century. Ultimately flowers are an expression of love and admiration, and so much can be said without words if you choose the right flowers. There is something luxurious about roses that are just perfect for Valentine’s Day but there’s nothing stopping you from being avant-garde and surprising your love with petals of a different variety. Add some pizzazz with blooms in an antique vase or wrapped in love poems. Here are our favourite suppliers to ensure your delivery is blooming marvellous.


The finest luxury blooms cultivated in Ecuador and delivered beautifully and efficiently across the capital for more than a decade. The breath-taking luxury collection will stun and wow the object of your affection.


This wonderful flower business delivers in a way that matches the fast pace of Manhattan. Their easy to navigate visual website makes the choosing easy, and better still the delivery actually looks just like the website. They even send you a picture of your actual delivery so you know what it looked like!


When it comes to beautiful bouquets, the French know what is gorgeous and stylish. For Valentine’s they may recommend something based around the fragrance rather than the blooms. They are connected to which translates to super-efficient delivery service. Magnifique!


by Rachel Vida MacLynn

Founder & CEO

Rachel Vida MacLynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation. Rachel also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Matchmaking Institute.More by this author