Bringing back memories with @prestigeflowers

By | June 9, 2017

Just like the first few lines or chords in music, a certain smell can suddenly transport you elsewhere.

Some can be unpleasant (for example, I couldn’t walk past a butcher’s shop when pregnant with T) and some can be rather nice (the smell of fresh strawberries on a market stall – mmmm, “pick your own”), all having the ability to momentarily take you elsewhere.

One of my favourite scents has to be freesias, such a delicate fragrance but bringing back oodles of happy memories for me as I had these – and only these – in my wedding bouquet and as corsages/buttonholes when Hubbie and I got married, in Jersey, just over fifteen years ago.

It was a beautifully sunny day when we said our “I do’s”, funny at times as the registrar’s assistant couldn’t work out how to start our music (imagine “Jeannette, it’s not working” in a very French accent) and then emotional as we said our vows. 

There we are, in a flurry of confetti and my beautifully scented bouquet of coloured freesias.

So, when Prestige Flowers got in touch and asked if we’d like to test our their floral delivery service, there was only one choice for me:


They came accompanied by a really nice simplistic vase, which always concerns me slightly (vase = potential for breakage), but the vase came very securely wrapped in a cardboard box and bubblewrap, in the bottom of the delivery box.

The flowers themselves didn’t arrive in water at the bottom of the packaging but – and I thought this was very clever – in water-absorbent padding which kept them very fresh.

Care instructions were also included and some chocolate truffles (yippee)!

And they’ve lasted really well, we’ve had them for six days now and they look and smell fabulous, bringing back very special memories. 

Disclosure: we received a bouquet in exchange for this review, my views and words are my own. 

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