Top Ten Fragrant Flowers in Singapore For Your Garden

Most Fragrant flowers
Did you know that many best perfumes are extracted from scented flowers? It is primarily because flowers have a natural scent with many benefits, such as being used for relaxing and healing purposes. What if we tell you that you can get most of these benefits just by planting some fragrant flowers in your garden? Yes, you read it right, Tag along to explore these amazing smelling flowers.

Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim

Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim   These hybrid flowers are known as Singapore’s orchids. They are also the national flower of Singapore and emit a delicate, sweet fragrance. The orchid flowers are renowned for their resilient nature and adaptability to the tropical climate; this orchid variety is a must-have for any garden, aiming to infuse the air with a delightful scent.


jasmine The little, white-coloured jasmine is among the best smelling flowers, that emits the sweetest fragrance. The therapeutic aroma they emit is harnessed for its medicinal properties, serving as a calming agent. Jasmine is also associated with many cultural and religious ceremonies, making it a symbolic and cherished addition to any garden.

Frangipani (Plumeria)

Frangipani Frangipani is a tropical fragrant flower also known as “Temple Tree.” Its scent is subtle yet calming. Frangipani is used for medicinal purposes and is a top note in floral fragrances like soaps, massage oils, and candles. 

Ylang-Ylang (Cananga Odorata)

Ylang-Ylang Originating from Southeast Asia, the flower is known for its intense fragrance. Because of its intoxicating aroma, it is commonly used in perfumes. 

Gardenia (Gardenia Jasminoides)

Gardenia Known for their sweet, heady fragrance; they are large, velvety and white colour flowers. Also, they are among the most popular choices for any floral arrangements and bouquets owing to their visual appeal.

 Plumeria Rubra (Red Frangipani)

Plumeria Rubra Red Frangipani With an aromatic fragrance, Plumeria Rubra is also visually appealing and catches everyone’s attention. The red frangipani is particularly famous for its sweet scent, making it a favourite choice for gardens looking to add a burst of colour and fragrance.

Michelia Champaca (Joy Perfume Tree)

Michelia Champaca It is also known as the Joy Perfume Tree, as it produces beautiful, small yellow flowers with a fruity scent. Apart from the fragrance, the timber of the tree is used for woodworking. 

Rose (Rosa)

Rose (Rosa) We all know that roses are referred to as the epitome of romance. They come in a variety of colours and have a delightful fragrance. Roses are easy-growing plants; you can even plant another one simply by cutting the steam. With easy care, you can expect the rose flowers to fill the air with timeless fragrance.  


Hoya Commonly known as Wax Plants, they come in various species and offer unique fragrances ranging from spicy to sweet. Since hoya plants are adaptable to Singapore’s tropical climate, they are an ideal choice to grow in a garden. 

Night-Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum Nocturnum)

Night-Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) As the name suggests, these plants come to life in the evening and release a strong and sweet fragrance. The sweet and delightful fragrance of this plant permeates the air at night, making it an ideal to add to your garden. Get these blooms for your garden now and enjoy fresh flowers Singapore along with a delightful symphony of scents.

About the author

Ayushi Sharma