It’s a little funny for me to write this post as it is all about smell – something that doesn’t really translate well over the internet. Yet! But here we go –
As a life-long flower fan, I’ve made some observations about these beauties over the years. Especially here on Maui where the weather permits them to grow and blossom year-round. One observation sticks with me: the white flowers seem to have a stronger, sweeter, brighter smell than any others. Is it because they are making up for lack of color in an effort to attract birds and bees? Maybe. In any case, it’s always a joy for me to stop and smell their scents.
White Flowers on Maui
Here on Maui we have many varieties of these sweet little things that have led me to this conclusion.Many of them I have noticed when I’m out on a run. Their pungent sweet smells drift into the air and give me a little boost of refreshment as I go by. Here are just a few:
I’ve tried to test this theory with flowers of multiple colors. Is a white rose sweeter than a red one? How about white ginger vs. yellow? My results have been inconclusive; maybe my nose isn’t sensitive enough! Have you noticed this about white flowers? Or maybe it’s just me! 🙂