Who doesn’t love receiving flowers as a gift? Over the years I’ve started to really fall in love with having flowers about the house. Especially in the Winter months when the days are grey and dreary. It’s so refreshing to have beautiful pops of colour and different scents around the house.

I don’t often get gifted flowers anymore, aside from a couple of times a year (mostly Valentines day and birthdays). But, I do tend to pick up a bunch when I’m rushing round the supermarket or if I happen by a florist. There really is nothing like flowers to bring a bit of cheer to your home.

Give The Gift Of Flowers With The Real Flower Company

On my search for Valentines day gift ideas, I stumbled across an online florist called ‘The Real Flower Company‘. If you take one look at their website, you’ll instantly see why I completely fell in love with them. You also have the chance to win a bunch of their flowers for yourself, or your loved one at the end of this post, so keep reading to find out more.

Valentines Posy From The Real Flower Company

I loved the ‘The Real Flower Company’ bouquets so much, I actually got in touch and asked if they’d let me review one for Valentines day. They agreed and this week they sent me a ‘Valentines Posy’ of my very own.

There is nothing that beats the feeling of recieving a huge, beautiful gift of flowers. Take note if you want to treat a loved one this Valentines day. They will adore you if you treat them to flowers, especially ones like these because everything about this gift is luxurious.

The flowers arrived with a courier via next day delivery. He handed me a gorgeous green box and told me he wanted to peek inside it as much as I did. He told me I was very lucky and that someone must love me very much, before handing me the tall box and leaving again with a smile.

Give The Gift Of Flowers With The Real Flower Company

Inside The Box

The green box was emblazoned with ‘The Real Flower Company’s’ logo and was tied up with a beautiful green silk ribbon. Excitedly I ran in the house and started to untie the bow. When I lifted the lid I was straight away met with the most delicious scents.

I have had many bunches of flowers gifted to me over the years, by friends and loved ones, but never any that smelt as strongly as these. I could smell aromas of turkish delight and other fragrant smells, that I couldn’t quite distinguish.

When I pulled the flowers out of the large green box, I was then met with an explosion of beautiful colours. There were gorgeous pops of pink, deep reds and luscious greens. It wasn’t until I received flowers of this quality, that I truly realised how beautiful flowers should be and could be.

Give The Gift Of Flowers With The Real Flower CompanyEven after seeing how pretty they were, I still couldn’t get over the smell. So much so I had to call my mum to come and have a look too. She was just as excited as I was. She told me that she hadn’t smelt flowers like that since she was a child, over 40 years ago. One sniff instantly transported her back to her childhood summers, where she experienced the scent of wild roses growing in the fields around her.

I have to admit, within a few minutes of having these flowers, I already knew these were the best bunch I had ever received. At least my fiancee now knows where to shop for flowers in the future.

Who Are The Real Flower Company?

The Real Flower Company is an award-winning UK based company that specialises in luxury bouquets. All their bouquets are created from exquisitely scented roses, English flowers, herbs and foliage grown on their very own English and Fairtrade sustainable farms.

Give The Gift Of Flowers With The Real Flower CompanyThey offer a whole range of different bouquets and posy’s on their website. All of them are exquisite and are made up of a whole variety of colours and seasonal flowers. They also offer nationwide, next day delivery, if you order before 4pm. So, you can surprise your loved one with a last minute gift whenever you like.

The company was founded in 1995 when founding director, Rosebie Morton first started growing scented garden roses in the walled garden at her family farm in Hampshire.

Since then, the team at The Real Flower Company has stayed true to its mission to bring beautiful, natural, scented roses and foliage back into the floristry and cut flower market. They are also passionate about promoting provenance and sustainability and they nurture every stem from root to vase.

Valentines Posy

I was sent the Valentines posy to review. You can see it on the website here. The Valentines Posy is made up of hand-picked scented red Lady Killer and blush Peony Pink roses. If I were to choose any off their website it would have been these or the ‘Romantic Juliet Bouquet’, because the colours are just gorgeous.

Give The Gift Of Flowers With The Real Flower Company

Each flower is picked from The Real Flower Company’s sustainable flower fields. They’re then hand-tied with the best of the day’s seasonal flowers and foliage, making each bunch fresh and unique. This posy truly makes the perfect heartfelt token of appreciation.

So, why do these flowers have such a strong scent, but bouquets I’ve had in the past haven’t?

Scented Flowers

According to The Real Flower Company, few modern cut roses feature any trace of scent anymore. This is because most commercially grown flowers have had their scent gene genetically removed to increase their durability and longevity. That explains why so many supermarket bunches don’t have a scent at all and don’t bloom as beautifully as flowers like these.

Give The Gift Of Flowers With The Real Flower Company

In contrast, The Real Flower Company are passionate about curating and growing the world’s finest selection of scented cut roses that as well as being beautiful, boast an exquisite variety of scents. Their roses have their scent gene firmly intact just as nature intended. They really are the most delicious smelling flowers.

Give The Gift Of Flowers This Valentines Day

I don’t know many people who wouldn’t love a beautiful bouquet of flowers on Valentines day. But, if you’re going to splash out and gift flowers, I completely recommend getting them from ‘The Real Flower Company’.

Give The Gift Of Flowers With The Real Flower Company

My flowers are so gorgeous, but I love that I still haven’t seen the best of their beauty yet. Everyday they’re slowly opening up a little bit more. I’ve been sharing a lot in Instagram stories. If you want a catch up on how they’re getting on, pop over and have a peek. I’m expecting them to come into their full bloom this week.


How do you fancy winning your very own bunch of flowers from ‘The Real Flower Company’? Whether it’s a treat for yourself or a Valentines gift for your loved one, you’re sure to feel special with a bouquet of beautiful flowers from this gorgeous company. To win a bunch enter via the rafflecopter below…

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Please note that all e-mail addresses collected on entry, will be added to both ‘The Real Flower Company and Life Unexpected’s e-mail database. 

What do you think of these flowers from ‘The Real Flower Company’? Do you often get flowers that smell as beautiful as they look? Let me know in the comments below.



  1. Hazel
    January 22, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Rarely get flowers, but maybe today on my birthday – fingers crossed!!

  2. January 22, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    What a beautiful selection of flowers – love the valentintes selection of colours and flowers. I would love to be sent these and to open them up! Glad you enjoyed them! Will be entering the giveaway!

  3. January 23, 2018 / 1:08 am

    I don’t usually get gifted flowers either so I think that the flowers are absolutely gorgeous. They are perfect for Valentines Day x

  4. January 23, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I absolutely adore flowers. My boyfriend thought I didn’t like them for the longest of times and only last year did he start giving me flowers unexpectedly!

  5. January 23, 2018 / 10:21 am

    These are so pretty, perfect for valentines day. I love flowers but very rarely buy any as my daughter is allergic xx

  6. January 23, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Never heard of this brand but the flowers look lovely. Will check the company out.

  7. January 23, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Love the real flower company, always beautiful flowers. Might have to drop some hints to the fiancé that it’s flower time

  8. January 23, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    I think these would be so great like Valentines, Birthdays and wedding anniversary dates. All these are special dates. I know my wife would love these for one of these special days.

    John M

  9. Margaret Gallagher
    January 23, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Lush would love them in my home

  10. Tracy Newton
    January 24, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    These flowers look beautiful. I love walking into a room and to be able to smell a beautiful bouquet. Unfortunately many flowers don’t seem able to scent a room anymore

  11. Janet Birkin
    January 24, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    ooh how lovely – Thanks for the chance

  12. January 24, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    I absolutely love buying flowers! I buy them all the time for myself. THey just bring me so much joy. I finished up in work yesterday and got presented with a massive bouquet – I was over the moon!

  13. January 27, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    What a beautiful arrangement! I love peonies..such a fab smell too. I’d love them. Nothing as uplifting as smelling flowers!

  14. Marina Owen
    January 27, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    No unfortunately. Mu husband is not the romantic type and he’s never bought me flowers. I tend to buy some for myself once in a while normally from the supermarket. These flowers from The Real Flower Company look amazing though. I’d love to get some flowers from them. I’ll have to give my husband of 16 years a hefty nudge.

  15. Elizabeth Smith
    January 28, 2018 / 10:43 am

    Can’t remember the last time I had flowers 😟

  16. Sara Goodman
    January 29, 2018 / 8:51 am

    Thanks so much for a really beautiful giveaway 🙂
    Have a lovely week x

  17. Sheila Reeves
    January 29, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    so beautiful – and much more natural-looking than other bouquets

  18. Lynda Graham.
    January 29, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    Flowers to me always convey a lovely message –
    and warrant a big Thank You 🌹

  19. Nicole White
    January 30, 2018 / 9:23 am

    Just checked out the Life Unexpected blog and The Real Flower Co on Instagram. Loving the blog! Thanks for the flower recommendation – they are absolutely stunning! My family are in for some lovely gifts this year 🙂

    Good Luck Everyone!

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