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Suggestions on my next orchid???

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    Default Suggestions on my next orchid???

    I want to get a really fragrant orchid. Which do you experts recommend I get? I am thinking of getting a Brassovola nodosa or Brassovola Little stars, what do you think? Also, I am thinking of adding some Catts to my collection, currently I have 1 that is blooming size (my sheath blasted that it came with). I want one that is extremely fragrant, all suggestions are appreciated.

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    I have the little stars and the fragrance was heavenly and the blooms lasted almost three months. I just added the nodosa....
    Neofinetia falcata, maxillaria tenuifolia, Burrageara Nelly Isler 'Swiss Beauty', and Iwanagara Apple Blossom 'Fantastic' are some of my other favorite frangrant orchids. I just bought a (Pot.?) Burana Beauty, and it and my Cattleya aclandiae are both said to have a wonderful fragrance. I try to collect fragrant orchids.
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    One of my favourites is Polystachia ottoniana. My whole room smells very sweet when this one is on flowers.
    And another and easy to get end very pleasent smelling is Dendrobium kingianum.
    And ofcourse the coco orchid Maxilaria tenuifolia. Weird experience to smell this in an orchid!

    Just a few, enjoy

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    Also, don't forget the Sharry Baby - it's wonderful!

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    Ahh, is this the same person who wanted prayers to stop buying orchids for now? I have a couple fragrant ones but they are yet to put out any blooms for me to say how good they smell.

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    I agree with leafmite! I must also agree with panam and add that I believe Oncidium Sharry Baby to be one of, if not the best smelling orchid I have ever smelled. The only one that rivals Sharry Baby, in my opinion, is Vanda Lauren Gardiner (V. tessellata x V. cristata), which you have to get a little closer to smell than Onc Sharry Baby. As with any hybrid, the fragrance can vary. So I recommend the easily found clone Onc Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance'.

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    Sharry Baby was technically the first orchid I ever purchased several years ago, I still have it. It currently has nine spikes developing buds! @Dazed, don't stop praying for me!

    Thanks all for the suggestions. I am going to keep browsing the web searching for the plants you've suggested to see which I want.

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    Also, don't forget the Sharry Baby - it's wonderful!

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    I can't imagine being without the fragrance of a Zygopetalum mackyi!
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    Why not go for an suitably sized angrecoid? Look at Angreacum or Aerangis?

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