A symbolic flower in the Buddhist tradition, lotus flowers can have a unique scent which can be described as being sweet, airy, fruity and earthy.
Pink, blue and white varieties of lotus are all harvested for perfumery (usually separately as they all have distinctive aromas). The flower and stems are extracted by solvent to produce an absolute. Production of this precious absolute is very laborious and therefore, the result is quite costly.
This absolute is often used to create an 'exotic' effect or used in aquatic fragrances to evoke images of tranquil ponds.