“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”—writer John Harrigan

Joy blossoms when you give someone a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Romantic roses, exotic orchids, graceful lilies—flowers have a way of expressing emotions above and beyond what mere words can say. If you want to say something with flowers, the best place to go and express yourself is at Perfume Flora at Grossmont Center.

Owner Iranjala Iiyan’s shop is brimming with gorgeous blooms that are the foundation for unique and attractive floral arrangements. The enticing fragrance of flowers beckons you inside. Here your senses will be intoxicated with pleasing sights and smells, as if you are in a garden paradise.  A rainbow of color surrounds you with flowers in every hue arranged in vases on shelves or grouped in bunches in colorful buckets. In the talented hands of Iiyan and her team, these flowers are artfully composed into custom creations to your specifications. Does your sweetie love succulents or your mother rave about ranunculus flowers? You can get an arrangement designed just for them!

“We love helping customers realize their vision,” Iiyan says. “Flowers can be a very meaningful gift, so you don’t want to give a random bouquet that just seems thrown together. We thoughtfully handcraft each arrangement, keeping in mind the customer’s requests as well as the occasion for giving the flowers. We want everyone who receives one of our arrangements to smile and have their eyes light up when they first see it.”

Perfume Flora creates arrangements for any occasion: birthdays, weddings, and all-important holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. You can also order flowers that are suitable to send as sympathy, thank you, or get-well gifts. For a floral arrangement that lasts a long time, choose succulents. Cheery yellow Kalanchoes or house plants such as Dracaena Compacta and Schefflera that are housed in the Sphere of Tranquility Terrarium will delight for months to come. Plus, these kinds of arrangements are wonderful twists on typical floral displays. Another good idea for a long-lasting bouquet: Have Perfume Flora make an arrangement with silk or dried flowers for a memorable keepsake.

After your floral arrangement has been finalized, you can add on something extra, such as a box of chocolates, Mylar balloons, stuffed animals, or a greeting card. Perfume Flora offers a tasteful selection of gifts, including an array of top brand-name perfumes on display behind the counter. The store is well known for carrying a wide array of colognes and perfumes. You are likely to find your special someone’s favorite scent to elevate your gift of flowers. Gorgeous glass vials filled with heady notes of floral, citrus, and woodsy fragrances are waiting to be sniffed and sampled. Not sure of what perfume you should get? The helpful sales associates will be happy to work with you to find something lovely that is sure to be appreciated.

Once you have settled on what you want, you can take your gift to go or have it delivered.  The shop delivers locally in La Mesa, as well as El Cajon, San Diego, and Santee. Perfume Flora is a member of the Teleflora network for nationwide deliveries; you can also select Teleflora arrangements such as the ever-popular Citrus Harvest Bouquet or the Red Haute Bouquet, and the shop can make them for you. You can arrange delivery to select local funeral homes, hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement communities. And on the off chance that you just realized today was your anniversary, Perfume Flora has you covered with same-day delivery, too.

Along with the amazing selection of gifts and flowers sold at reasonable prices, Perfume Flora is renowned for its welcoming, friendly ambiance. The staff goes above and beyond to produce the ideal floral creation for each customer. They are experienced in the art of floral arranging and can expertly guide you in making the perfect selection of buds for bouquets as well as the best vase to show them off. Modern or traditional, colorful or creamy white—any arrangement you want can easily be achieved.

It is important to shop local when purchasing a floral gift—you want to see, smell, and touch the blooms to assure they are of the highest quality. You can do that at Perfume Flora. The shop embodies all the best qualities of a locally owned business: terrific customer service, unparalleled goods, and the ability to fill a needed niche in the community. As with our other Shop Local tenants, Iiyan’s goal is to make customers happy, and she is tremendously successful at it. Her specialty shop is a true find in La Mesa, and it is those kinds of businesses that add value to the Center, and the larger San Diego community. Taken together, these businesses create character and a unique atmosphere. It is so easy—and fun!—to buy local when you have these kinds of exemplary businesses in your neighborhood.

Spread some love around. When it is time for your beloved’s birthday, or you just want someone to feel special, go to Perfume Flora, where everything is coming up roses (and tulips, and daisies, and more)!


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