Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Flower Power

Now I understand why the perfume industry selected the scent of Night Blooming Jasmine as the most sensuous fragrance in the world! I guess that reveals that I am a Northern girl, having never smelled this particular jasmine before.
 
Flowers have opened- taken at 11 p.m.

We brought home this new-to-us jasmine plant with large, healthy green leaves, a hearty attitude and no tag, appreciating that it grew so quickly and happily. I was beginning to wonder if it would ever bloom. Ha! A few nights ago, we walked back into the house via the deck after we had watered the veggies. I smelled this amazing scent, but couldn't figure out what it was. I finally tracked the scent down to these tiny little flowers on the unknown jasmine. It was a heady experience.




Night Blooming Jasmine, also known as Cestrum Nocturnum, Lady of the Night and Queen of the Night, is native to the West Indies. It technically is not a jasmine member of the Jasminum family, but rather a member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. It can be difficult to eradicate and in New Zealand, it is considered a seriously invasive grower.

 Flowers have closed up for the day- taken at 8 a.m.

The flowers do not have a scent during the daylight hours and actually close up, as you can see above. For a further explanation on the reasons why the flowers only have a night scent, read here. I happen to love this scent. It is powerful for sure, complex and rich. In small doses. 

Do you like the Night Blooming Jasmine?
Joining Cindy at My Romantic Home!

 [3]

11 comments:

  1. I can feel the smell all the way to Sweden! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the strong heady smell of this unassuming plant. It's usually included in power woman scents, the chypres I love!
    Right up my street with this one Annie.
    Di
    X

    ReplyDelete
  3. We love jasmine and on these hot summer days it is refreshing scent. This plant would also make a beautiful botanical.

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

    XO,
    Renee and Angela

    ReplyDelete
  4. The post was professionally written and I feel like the author has extensive knowledge in this subject. Great post about this. I am sure many visitors will find this very useful.
    florist online

    ReplyDelete
  5. I want to make sure that it is very important to see whether or not his is something that is going to improve in many way.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read. Jasa Pembuatan Website

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    perawatan kolam renang |
    kontraktor kolam renang

    ReplyDelete
  8. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
    Interior Kontraktor Jakarta | Interior Design Jakarta

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    Bata Expose | Dak Keraton

    ReplyDelete
  10. i have this in my house backyard very beautiful smell night blooming flower

    Truth About Cellulite

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...