The Power of Petals: Unravelling the Science of Floral Happiness


"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." ~ Luther Burbank

There exists an undeniable charm to the simple act of gifting flowers. Be it an expression of love, celebration, or a gesture of consolation, floral bouquets have long been our faithful companions in conveying heartfelt emotions. In the bustling city of Dubai, the promise of a smile and a sliver of joy at the doorstep, courtesy of flower delivery services, is especially uplifting. The truth is, most of us inherently feel happier surrounded by flowers, but have you ever wondered why?

People Love Receiving Flowers as Gifts

In 2005, a pioneering study led by University of Rutgers psychology professor Jeannette Haviland-Jones, PhD, delved into the fascinating relationship between flowers and happiness. Over the course of ten months, the study observed and recorded the emotional responses of participants who received one of three gifts - flowers, candles, or fruit.

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The results of the study were indeed illuminating. Irrespective of age, the response to receiving flowers was universally positive, with participants exhibiting signs of genuine happiness and excitement. What's more, these feelings of joy extended well beyond the initial moment of receiving the flowers, with participants reporting reduced feelings of anxiety or depression for up to three days afterwards.

As Dr Haviland-Jones points out, "Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy, and now science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they also have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being." Flowers, it seems, do more than just delight the senses - they foster connections, encourage sharing, and contribute to a nurturing environment.

Flowers Create a Positive, Welcoming Environment

The placement of flowers also yielded interesting findings in the study. Most recipients chose to display their flowers in communal areas, enhancing the sense of shared enjoyment and transforming their living spaces into welcoming, positive environments.

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From a psychological standpoint, flowers are believed to induce the release of 'feel-good' hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, effectively creating an atmosphere of positivity and tranquillity.Β 

Moreover, certain colours in flowers can evoke specific emotional responses. For example, red is associated with energy and passion, while blue tends to promote feelings of calm and peace. As a result, the strategic placement of flowers in communal spaces doesn't just beautify these areas; it serves to enhance emotional well-being and foster a shared sense of enjoyment and camaraderie among inhabitants.

Flowers Embody Aesthetics

The study "Humans’ Relationship to Flowers as an Example of the Multiple Components of Embodied Aesthetics" explores how we connect with flowers. It reveals that our enjoyment of flowers isn't just about their looks. It's also about how their shape, colour, texture, and scent engage our senses.Β 

Also, our personal interactions and memories with flowers, as well as our cultural and social contexts, all shape our perception of their beauty. Thus, appreciating flowers is a rich, multi-layered experience.

We Help You Spread Happiness With Flowers!

At Glamour Rose, we believe in the transformative power of flowers and are committed to helping you spread this happiness. Specific blooms can play a significant role in lifting spirits and creating pleasant feelings. The simple beauty of tulips, the joyful elegance of delphiniums,andΒ  the classic charm of roses - each flower tells its own story of joy and resilience.

With our meticulously curated collection of floral bouquets, and an efficient flower delivery service spanning Dubai, we endeavour to bring the scientifically-proven benefits of flowers to your doorstep. Let flowers work their magic, brightening your space and your mood, creating an aura of positivity that extends beyond their physical presence. As you browse our online collection and choose your flowers, remember - each bouquet carries with it not just beauty, but the promise of happiness and emotional well-being.

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