Beautiful and Redolent Flowers: Bloom 14

Photo: Boripat Lebel

A cluster of sunny frangipanis imparting the surrounding air with an intoxicating fragrance, inviting all noses to take a dip and snort the particulate substance with aphrodisiacal gusto. Also known as plumeria, in honor of the French botanist whom documented its existence during his tropical travels, the flower was later fashionably referred to by the former moniker, after the Italian noble Signore le Marchese di Frangipani, who formulated a stimulating perfume based on this most exquisitely redolent of flowers. Simply put, it is a bloom worthy of belonging in the Garden of Aphrodite.