The plumeria flower’s sweet fragrance and vibrant colors easily make
it one of Hawaii’s most iconic symbols. Whether you wear the pua melia
(Hawaiian for plumeria flower) around your neck as a lei, up in your
hair as an adornment, or over your ear to indicate your relationship
status (over your left ear means you are “taken” and over your right ear
means you are “available”), be sure to experience the beauty and
fragrance of this Hawaiian flower.
The indulgent scent and beauty of the plumeria can be captured in
plumeria-shaped scented floating candles, luxurious body lotions, and
even elegant island jewelry. These items make great souvenirs and gifts
to take home. Just don’t miss the chance to experience the real thing!
Colors and Scent
Plumeria come in a variety of colors. They are a happy yellow, deep
crimson, chaste white, and a range of pink and orange sunsets. The pure
yellow plumeria are the longest lasting and have the deepest scent. The
white plumeria have the shortest lifespan, but you can still enjoy the