Pure orchid perfume is at the heart of everything we do. The beloved Gardens By The Bay is the world’s largest orchid dreamland, including the national orchid of Singapore. With more than 1000 orchid species, the magnificent National Orchid Gardens is the highlight of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join us in finding out more about purple Singapore orchids.
New orchid finds
In the world of orchids, scientists and nature lovers are always finding new orchid species. Over the past 5 years, a total of 124 new plant species were discovered. The Singapore government deeply treasures an ecologically and climate-resilient City in Nature. Our country invests so much in documenting and preserving records of local and regional flora diversity. Singapore is a shining star in Asia and we take the time to safeguard this beautiful rich biodiversity for our future generations to appreciate and to learn about.
We are all well-acquainted with the treasured national flower of Singapore - Vanda Miss Joaquim, also known as the Princess Aloha Orchid, best recognized by its striking violet-rose shades that trigger a rush of emotion. Usually, we are always on the lookout for rare and functional native orchid species, but because we are so deeply invested in research, we even managed to unearth critically endangered species.
For instance, the Hetaeria Oblongifolia, which is a small ground orchid, was found in Tengah Forest in 2020. What a rare find! This critically endangered species was last seen in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in 1897, more than 120 years ago. Previously thought extinct, this plant has now been collected and planted in the Gardens’ orchid nursery to conserve it. It is also quaintly known as the hairy jewel orchid.
Velvet and lavender beauties
We have some 224 species of orchids that are considered native to Singapore, meaning they grow naturally in our forests and reserves. Alas, the majority of these blooming beauties are critically endangered. That is why they are so precious to us. Orchids appear in almost every color, making color choices endless. Since the color of the year for 2022 is PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, we’d like to cover orchids that are similar in color. The Peri color represents personal inventiveness and creativity, bringing out the best in us. These orchids have a lovely fragrance as well.
- Angelonia, Summer Orchid, 天使花, 蓝天使 (Angelonia angustifolia Benth.)
In Mandarin this is called the Angel Orchid. And why not!! The Angel Orchid is perfect for creating your own fragrant aromatherapy garden. The cut flowers are ideal for vases or in combination bouquets, with a long flower shelf-life of 14 - 18 days.
- Aranda Noorah Alsagoff
This exquisite orchid hybrid looks so magical!! You can imagine it winking at us out of a sea of flowers. Due to its attractive colour it is a well talked about aranda.
- Vanda Pachara
Another lovely purplish-lavender orchid that is pleasing on the eyes. You can find this in many garden nurseries in Singapore. They are well-loved for their attractive color and symmetry of petals.
Velvet orchids are admired not just for their colour, but for their fragrance and therapeutic benefits as well. If you are looking for an orchid perfume and fragrance that is based on a particular colour, talk to the team at Singapore Memories today! With our deep expertise in perfumery, we can advise complementary orchid selection to produce a winning fragrance unique to your personality and home.