Sunday Flowers: Jasmines

Sunday, June 13, 2010

You all probably have heard of Jasmines & their unique fragrance. They are usually found in warm temperatures, and originated in the Himalayas in western China. They are usually white, but some can have some yellow tones.

The nectar of the fragrant flowers of Carolina Jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens, is poisonous, although its dried roots are used in medicinal preparations as a sedative.

Jasmine flower oil, extracted from the two species Jasminum Officinale and Grandiflorum, is used in high-grade perfumes and cosmetics, such as creams, oils, soaps, and shampoos.
P.S. Who else is keeping up with the World Cup?
Also, if you have any requests for a particular flower for this weekly series, let me know :)
And stay tuned for a giveaway tomorrow!

39 comments :

¡Z! said...

i love Jasmine...!

xoxoxoxo¡Z!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I like jasmines, I do like your blog and your gorgeous pictures! I follow now your blog. Travelling

Nuheila said...

Love Jasmine.It's beautiful flower and it smells so lovely.
Have a lovely sunday!


Nuheila

Pop Champagne said...

I have not been watching the world cup but I'm sure I will very soon since half of my friends are crazy about it! I love the smell of Jasmine flower, it's one of my favourite!

Grace said...

Jasmines are one of my favorite flowers! They smell wonderful and are just so pretty.

Krystal said...

I'm keeping up with it because my neighbors scream when a goal is made!

The Zhush said...

Adore fresh flowers...great weekly series!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

So pretty, I love jasmine!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

These flowers are so pretty!! Of course I am keeping up with the WC.

ak said...

mmm flowers always make me smile....the only thing ive been keeping up with the world cup is that we tied yesterday..soo woot go usa

xx

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Ooh this is my favorite floral scent for perfumes,etc. I use Absolutely Irresistable and it is the undertone of the scent.

Yay World Cup! =)

Marian said...

what pretty photos. i love the scent of jasmine, it is gorgeous!

Missy M said...

i love jasmine x

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Vintage Vixen said...

We have a jasmine growing in our garden. I snipped a few branches off earlier and popped it in a vase, the house smells wonderful.
Vix
xxx

My Republic of Fashion said...

Not a mad fan of soccer/ World Cup...but I love those Jasmine flowers. So beautiful!:)SarahD

Queni said...

nIcE bLoG!!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I used to have lots of jasmine flowers in my garden and they make the whole house smell good!! I also love red and white roses..it will be nice to know about their origins in your next feature :-) xoxoxoxoo

tywo said...

Those photos are pretty!
I haven't been watching the world cup.
:(
Have a lovely Sunday!




LOVE!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, I so adore flowers - these are gorgeous!! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I seriously never knew what jasmine looked like until this post. They are so cute!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. I love white flowers.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Audrey,

I love the pretty Jasmine, the flower and fragrance is gorgeous.
I have not been watching the world cup.

Enjoy your week
Hugs
Carolyn

missklicious said...

I love the scent of jasmine! I have a gorgeous Korres jasmine body butter, and it's divine!

Haven't been watching the World Cup, but Aus lost quite badly to Germany =/

Josie said...

I love the scent of jasmine but have never actually looked at the flowers -- gorgeous!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Nubiasnonsense said...

Such a delicate flower they look super pretty

knk said...

lovely flowers looks very beautiful

beckyxoxo said...

Aww so beautiful ! Lovely !

Leia said...

How funny, I just posted flowers on my blog too! These ones are sooo pretty.

pensandlens said...

wow...lovely flowers...I am never a fan of Jasmine but I love its scent...every post you have brings out a lot of inspiration Audrey...

Take Care
Sweet
http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

nice picts!! i love jasmine
thanks for your comment
check out my latest post :)

natzcracker

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute!:)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Love the smell of jasmin in the air.
Ah, to be able to enjoy the flowers, blossoms and trees. Happy Monday;-)

yiqin; said...

Beautiful :)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

these flowers are so pretty. i used to love jasmines when i was younger! think i saw them in a movie and fell in love.

http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

Fashion Meets Food said...

absolutely beautiful!

xo

ediot said...

hi darling. ive been waiting for another entry like this;) i want daisies ;)
im following the world cup. or im listening to it. those horns are seriously disturbing.

xx ediot

Kristin said...

Mmmmmm. They have the most delicious fragrance!

Bionica said...

Jasmines =) so delicate

thanks so much for visiting my blog

xoxo
-Bionica

Slamdunk said...

Your weekly flower post is a great idea.

On the World Cup, I am just a casual fan and will only watch a few matches.

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