West Indian Jasmine: Frangipani Flower

West Indian Jasmine

West Indian Jasmine
West Indian Jasmine

Calling all jasmine fans! There is a new tropical flower trending in perfumery that you will love. In fact, it is so fragrant, it is called ‘West Indian Jasmine’. Introducing frangipani flower.

frangipani flower
frangipani flower

If you’ve ever vacationed in Hawaii or attended a traditional luau celebration you’ll recognize this flower. Frangipani, also known as plumeria, is used to make colourful and fragrant leis and floral garlands. The plumeria originates in Southeast Asia and is the national symbol of Bali. Locals say it symbolizes good spirit.

frangipani flower
frangipani flower

The yellow, pink and white blooms boasting five petals, grow on tropical trees in very warm, tropical climates releasing an intoxicating aroma that smells like jasmine and gardenia with a hint of citrus. Perfumers love it as when paired with jasmine, it adds a sensual and alluring aroma. This is an ingredient to look for if you want a truly sexy eau de parfum for date night.

frangipani flower
frangipani flower

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  • Linda L
    April 17, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Such a beautiful tropical flower that contributes to many lovely fragrances!

  • Liz Howard
    April 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Such a beautiful flower, I would love to visit Hawaii to see them in their natural element! ❤️

  • Cynthia Sacks
    April 2, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I LOVE this flowers – and others like it. If I lived surrounded by these scents, I would be happy all day and night! @cindy_sacks

  • Elizabeth Vlug
    April 2, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Have never been to Hawaii but those flowers are gorgeous!!

  • Velma Sandry
    April 1, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I fell madly in love with plumeria the first time I went to Hawaii and it makes sense they are in Leis as they are stunning and deliciously fragrant. I have a Jasmine plant in my home and am thrilled when she blooms.

  • Angela Citrigno
    April 1, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    It’s a gorgeous flower. I dream of Hawaii and smelling this flower. Topical flowers are simple the prettiest and so fragrant. On previous vacations I always have my nose stiffing topical flowers then I take my camera out to get a picture.

  • Sherri Gelbart
    April 1, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Jasmin is so elegant in looks and beautiful in scent. I would love to see and smell a Frangipani in person! I have taken quick looks into garden stores but haven’t been lucky so far.

  • September .Dee
    April 1, 2022 at 10:53 am

    It’s such a pretty flower! I use a plumeria scented shampoo and it smells incredible. Absolutely intoxicating and tropical.