LILY - Lilium (Odor profile: spicy and waxy note which can become intoxicating with aspects of brine and sweet floralcy). Lily is the common English name for flowering plants of the Lilium genus. Lilies mostly grow in temperate northern hemisphere. They are grown for their large fragrant flowers that can be white, yellow, orange, pink, red or purple, marked with spots and strokes. Lily bulbs are edible as root vegetables but they are mainly grown for decorative purposes.