6 Most fragrant indoor plants

Filling your home with fragrant plants is one of the best ways to maintain a fresh air feel indoors. If you have children or pets, it can be even more difficult to eliminate unwanted household odors.


In this article, we have listed six of the best fragrant indoor plants to give your home a natural perfume.

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Scented Geranium

Scented geraniums come in a wide variety and no two look entirely the same. Some are purely green foliage, either fluffy or smooth, and some have delicate colored flowers. They have been a favorite indoor plant since the Victorian era, and the scents explain why.

This flower offers up some of the most unique fragrances of any plant including mint chocolate, apricot, peppermint, old spice, pineapple, and lemon. Geraniums were even used in folk medicine as a form of pain killer, antifungal, and spasm relief.

Orange Jessamine

The name of this plant derives from its scent rather than its color. Orange jessamine actually blooms white flowers and makes for a lovely foliage plant in the off-season. Although orange jessamine typically only blooms in the spring and summer, it is one of the best-fragranced plants when it does.

It has a sweet scent that resembles orange blossoms. You can even create a fragrance from the leaves if you rub them with your fingers.


This tropical tree is famous for its delightful fragrance and beautiful flowers. The plumeria’s scent is often compared to that of the sweet shade tree as they both give off a delicious honey and orange blend. However, plumeria could have a range of different scents including ginger, coconut, peach, or citrus.

To top it off, plumeria flowers are very eye-catching and boast bright colors of blue, red, yellow, purple, or white. It would make a great addition to any home for both its smell and its appearance.

Angel’s Trumpet

Another beautiful flower is the angel’s trumpet, which is nothing short of spectacular. Its name comes from its appearance which resembles a long trumpet, generally hanging upside down. Angel’s trumpet blooms throughout the summer/autumn and releases its strongest, almost intoxicating fragrance during the night.

Despite its appealing exterior, angel’s trumpet is extremely poisonous if congested. For this reason, it has adopted the nickname ‘devil’s breath’. You should always make sure the flower is out of reach for children and pets.

Passion flower

The passionflower is one of the most exotic indoor plants there is with roots in Australia, South America, and Asia. Since it blooms at night, it has produced legends in India and France that it can put young women in a romantic, sensual mood.

They have an almost alien-like appearance, but an equally beautiful and mesmerizing one. Unfortunately, not all passionflowers are fragrant, so you will need to make sure you purchase one that is. The scent is often described as a creamy, salty, coconut aroma. Oddly, it can also smell similar to guavas.


Also known as the ‘wax plant’, hoya is another plant that is most fragrant during the night. Although it is relatively easy to grow, it can take several years to bloom. This can be off-putting to some people as it is mostly the flowers that give off a scent.

The wait is worth it though as hoyas can have a variety of lovely smells including vanilla, chocolate, honey, butter, or cinnamon. It is also extremely long-lived which boosts its popularity.

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Laiba Nayab
Laiba Nayab

Part of the editorial team at LAFFAZ. Laiba embraces a keen interest in reading and writing about lifestyle, culture, and beauty topics; and keeps track of social media and the fashion industry.

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