Tulips are just amazing. They have great scent, beautiful form and an economic disaster to themselves. Several countries have festivals to honor them and we would like to honor them in our own special way. By getting them fragrance to you.
There are about 3000 types of Tulips, clubbed into 15 groups and they come is all kind of colors. People find their scent to have notes of saffron with a hint of honey and tobacco.
Compounds responsible for its brilliant scent are:
5 monoterpenes (eucalyptol, linalool, d-limonene, trans-β-ocimene and α-pinene)
4 sesquiterpenoids (caryophyllene, α-farnesene, geranylacetone and β-ionone)
and 5 fatty acids derivatives (aldehyde C-8 octanal, aldehyde C-10 decanal, 2-hexenal, "leaf alcohol" cis-3-hexenol and cis-3-hexenyl acetate.
Singapore Memories brings you delicate and beautiful scent of Tulip Mania which scent-wise, can broadly be divided in 9 sections, instead of 15.
The Anisic group: Aromatic, spicy sweet smell, anis-like!
The Citrus group: They consists of tulips with a fresh sweet orange fruit smell
The Fruity group: They smell similar to apples or berries.
The Green group: They smell like grass as they have Cis-3-hexenol and cis-3-hexenyl acetate
The Floral group: As expected, it is a fairly big group.
The Floral-Fresh group: These smell fresh and juicy smell with a high amount of farnesene and geranylacetone
The Floral-Sweet group: Sweet fruity species with a lot of ionone and decanal
The true floral : They smell like lot of other white flower as they havehigh amount of linalool
The Floral-Oriental : Their scent has unique spicy aromatic smell of benzaldehyde
A considerable part of tulip flowers has a , produced by a ocimene, eucalyptol, pinene and limonene dominance.
When we think of tulip, we think of Holland due to its flower parades. But they are found everywhere in temperate climate. Istanbul, Brussels, Beijing, Ottawa, Kansas City, Shanghai, Canberra, the Italian park of Sigurta, the German castle Ippenburg and Singapore have their own regular tulip festivals.