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Your pick for best fragrant orchid

This is a discussion on Your pick for best fragrant orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; The most fragrant orchid I encountered is the Dendrobium crumenatum, I hate the bloom is ...

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    The most fragrant orchid I encountered is the Dendrobium crumenatum, I hate the bloom is only a one-day wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    too many...lol... Dend aggregatum has a nice honey fragrance. Baptistonia echinata fragrance is like watermelon
    id really like to smell the watermelon one!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeDeL View Post
    The most fragrant orchid I encountered is the Dendrobium crumenatum, I hate the bloom is only a one-day wonder.
    aww wow, whats it smell like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidbaby View Post
    aww wow, whats it smell like?
    Hi orchidbaby. Den cumenatum has sweet smell and I can't compare the fragrance to others because it is very distinct. Other people said it smells like Freesia flower. I don't know Freesia but when they said it smells like old bathroom scent, I think it is. It is very fragrant for one bud but having lots of flowers producing intense smell resemble to swarming cockroaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidbaby View Post
    aww wow, whats it smell like?
    The most intense and heady scent among orchids, quite pleasant in small doses but intoxicating when there's too much around. What is too much....well in the compound of my old alma mater, which incidentally celebrated its centennial 5 years ago, the founding fathers planted about 50 rain trees, Samanea saman, along the roads in the school and these trees are covered with tons of Den crumenatum and during the blooming season the scent was so overwhelming that it was almost impossible to concentrate on the lessons in the classrooms. A few of us even had headaches during this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidbaby View Post
    aww wow, whats it smell like?
    The most intense and heady scent among orchids, quite pleasant in small doses but intoxicating when there's too much around. What is too much....well in the compound of my old alma mater, which incidentally celebrated its centennial 5 years ago, the founding fathers planted about 50 rain trees, Samanea saman, along the roads in the school and these trees are covered with tons of Den crumenatum and during the blooming season the scent was so overwhelming that it was almost impossible to concentrate on the lessons in the classrooms. A few of us even had headaches during this time.

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    By far the best is Cattleya Angel Heart 'Lynette' which outshines even the most expensive ladies perfumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    The most intense and heady scent among orchids, quite pleasant in small doses but intoxicating when there's too much around. What is too much....well in the compound of my old alma mater, which incidentally celebrated its centennial 5 years ago, the founding fathers planted about 50 rain trees, Samanea saman, along the roads in the school and these trees are covered with tons of Den crumenatum and during the blooming season the scent was so overwhelming that it was almost impossible to concentrate on the lessons in the classrooms. A few of us even had headaches during this time.
    Yeah cattan you are right. Dendrobium crumenatum blooms abundantly and all the plants in a certain area send their flowers at the same time. I had read that it is due to sudden temperature drop and they bloom 9 days after. I don't how many times they flower in a year, but I may say more than three times, and every after a typhoon swept the Philippines. Their flowers opened and fade in a day, and smell so intense especially those plants naturally living in the wild without human care. Carried by the soft wind breeze, the fragrance can be smelled even in a far distance away from the plants. The smell also entered our house once they bloomed in our garden.

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    Best fragrance? It is hard for me to pick just one. I have a mini vanda, Ascocentrum Ladda Gold that has a scent like a mans cologne that can make the entire porch fill with it's scent. And I have several floofies that are super sweet scented... But, my favorite (this week lol) is my Encyclia alata. I have had it sitting on my potting bench and as I work with the orchids I get to enjoy it's intoxicatingly sweet scent. It often is the first thing you notice when you walk out back. In fact as a group, I find the few Encyclia (hybrids included) I have all have scents that carry and are very pleasant.

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    So many wonderfully fragrant cattleyas to choose from - I would not know where to start. haha.. I currently have a Maxillaria tenuifolia in bloom and it has a delicious coconut fragrance. That is a good one too.

    cheers,
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