Exotic flowers have always lifted my spirits in wintertime.
In February, when daylight is in short supply, when it’s chilly and wet, when cold and flu bugs are percolating, I find ways to “break on through to the other side.” My methods might not be as psychedelic as Jim Morrison’s were, but I find the one I am going to share with you can almost be intoxicating.
During winter, nature’s time for stillness and hibernation, exotic flowers provide mood lifting and mental transport to sunny locales where turquoise water laps on sandy beaches.
Jasmine, Tuberose and Gardenia are a few of my favorite exotic flowers with vitalizing scents that are physiologically uplifting to the spirits. In many warm-weathered cultures where they grow natively, these flowers are used ceremonially for a more religious type of ‘uplifting’ in marriage and coming of age rituals, etc.
Wearing and smelling these exotic scents helps me remember that it’s not always so cold and dreary outside. The scent is a fragrant reminder that flowers will bloom again. I enjoy winter more when I remember the value of it as a season for pause and introspection and, I must admit, when I get a little “flower power” boost.
One last benefit, or warning depending on your relationship status, the scent of exotic flowers like Gardenia, Tuberose and Jasmine certainly seems to draw suitors effortlessly.
Personally, I love wearing exotic floral scents, such as Kai’s Perfume Oil. One whiff and heads tend to turn.
Stay warm and well scented,