The signature of a country can often be more than one thing. Singapore is clean city; it is also very safe and is considered to be the city of the future. The beauty of its architecture and the fast pace of city living often makes us forget the beauty of the flora that surrounds us.
Singapore’s center is designed in such a way that it does not allow us to forget the beauty of nature. As we go about our daily lives we often come across the beautiful park areas of the famous ‘Garden City’ and the green signature of over 3 million trees that have been planted here.
Signature is the room fragrance designed by Singapore Memories that was inspired by the beautiful trees of the Singapore rain forests. Its aromas include notes of the native Rain Tree, Angsana Tree, Rukham, Mahogany, and Gelam.
The deep woody scent of these trees has been balanced with the various notes from orchids. Orchid notes can vary and include sweet aromas that resemble honey, floral notes, citrus, and the fresh scent of nature or water.
The trees of Singapore
Rain Tree (Samanea Saman)
These umbrella-shaped trees can be seen all over Singapore and they provide excellent shade. When it is about to rain, the leaves of the tree fold, hence its name. The leaves do the same at sunset.
Angsana (Pterocarpus Indicus)
Singapore’s national tree has a wood with a beautiful rose scent and is also surprisingly resistant to termites. The fragrant yellow blooms from the tree fall off after just one day.
There are two varieties of Mahogany that can be seen in the parks and streets of Singapore. The Senegal Mahogany comes from the African continent but is closely related to the other varieties. The Broad-Leafed Mahogany is the best wood for furniture and musical instrument making and both varieties are found here.
This native of Singapore has a distinctive bark that is papery and can be peeled. Its leaves are elongated and when crushed have a fragrant scent. This is a fast-growing tree and is very tolerant of all types of conditions. It has long been used for its therapeutic properties and the Kampong Gelam named after the Gelam tree.
This relative of the willow tree is also known as the Indian Plum and is native to the forests of South East Asia, China and India. After flowering, it bears an edible plum-like fruit.
Other interesting trees that can be seen in and around the parks and streets of Singapore include the Yellow Flame, Tembusu, Sea Apple, Saga, Trumpet Tree, and the Sea Almond.
Singapore has more than 200 types of trees that have been awarded heritage tree status, part of a conservation program.
Signature is the unique room fragrance that will remind you of the flora of Singapore, the aromas of the earth after a thundershower and its beautiful orchids. This is the ideal corporate gift or souvenir from Singapore.