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Floriography: The Language of Flowers

  • Posted on 12th April 2012 by Lauren

  • Floriography, or the language of flowers, was a Victorian means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages. The Victorian period ushered in a time of proper etiquette in England and there were expected behaviours that prohibited outright conversations. Flowers quickly increased in popularity as a way to communicate discretely to others. Each specific flower had a different message behind it as did the ribbon that tied them together or the manner by which the bouquet was worn.

    Today, the nuances of are now mostly forgotten, but red roses still imply passionate, romantic love while white roses suggest virtue and chastity. We love this tradition and have been busy decoding what the flowers in our solifore range mean…

    Lily of the Valley

    If you ever wanted to thank someone for brightening up your day, a bunch of Lily of the Valley can do just the trick. In the vintage art form of Floriography, this flower secretly conveyed the return of one’s happiness. Share with all who you wish to thank for rubbing out those gloomy patches in your day.

    Keep your eyes peeled for more posts on the traditions of the language of flowers. Visit our Facebook page to learn more about weekly competitions we’ll be holding to win a 100ml fragrance from our soliflore range.

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