Pink Plumeria–Melia ʻĀkala–centered by bright yellow discs pose after a rejuvenating shower in the Hawaiian sun. This mix of colors just feels delicate. Don’t be fooled though, the plumeria is a sturdy flower with waxy petals that can last for days after being picked.
Even stronger is the aroma of these plumeria, sweet to the point of overwhelming when smelled in a bunch on a tree or in a flower lei. Their scent instantly transports those who have been on the islands directly back to the beaches and streets of Hawaii.