A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring Florals Featuring Putrella the Giant Corpseflower

In the city where I live, there is a plant conservatory which I visit often. They have a collection of Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, plants there. Recently, one of them bloomed! This may not sound too exciting at first; however, this event was only the 3rd time in all of Canada that one of these plants had bloomed so it is a rare event! Because it is a rainforest plant, it rarely blooms in cultivation. Also, the flower itself was 6'8" tall, only stayed open for a few days, and smelled like rotting meat! The conservatory stayed open all night on the day it bloomed so more people could come to see it and, as a plant enthusiast, I had to go! I decided to get dressed up in something with a floral print, despite the fact that it was pretty darn cold out for "spring".

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Blush in Sakura.
LIPS: MAC Lipgelee in Shift to Pink.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: MAC Vex, Sugarpill Magnetric, Voulez Vous from the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette, and L'Oreal Accentuated Taupe quad.
Liners: Geisha Ink and UD Woodstock.
Mascara: Clinique High Impact.






Dress and Scarf: Le Chateau
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Hand-Bejewelled by my friend.



The people at the conservatory have named the plant "Putrella". When I got to see her, she didn't smell as strongly as she apparently does when she first opens. I would describe the smell as a combination of a sulfurous odour mixed with the smell of lunch meat that has been sitting in a closed container at room temperature for several weeks. Gross!

Any other plant enthusiasts out there? Have you ever seen one of these flowers before?


  1. Ahhhh! I've always wanted to see one of those flowers in real life! I've seen it in photos and that's amazing how large it is! Love your sparkling heels! They are so glamorous and I would totally wear them out too!

  2. I'm am kind of jelous that you were able to see one bloom, but the stench of Amorphophallus titanum must be horrible. I'm quite sensitive to smells, so even though my inner Biologist wants to see one, I might not make it near... Maybe she spared you because you looked so beautiful in your flowery theme?

  3. holy bat. whenever i see you i put some elf ears on you in my head (sorry, not in a bad way just, i think it would really suit you) and now you post something about flowers which totally would match this again. <3 really would love to see this flower at some point

  4. That pink eye shadow is pretty and your dress too... the flower looks cool but i'll be happy if i never smell one...:)

  5. That pink eye shadow is pretty and your dress too... the flower looks cool but i'll be happy if i never smell one...:)