Thanks again--Brassias are definitely the antithesis of Floof, and I really like the almost military arrangement of flowers on the spike.
Julie, flowers last about a month. I can't help getting them wet here when I water, but if you keep them dry, they'll last longer.
(Kewpie's a boy? No way! Kewpie, you're not a boy, are you? This whole time I thought you were a girl! You are a girl, aren't you?)
Ronnie-Sue, I've only noticed fragrance early in the morning, when the flowers first get hit by sunlight. I don't think it takes much--more of a time-of-day issue, I think. To my knowledge, most Brassias are going to be fragrant, but subtly, not knock-you-over fragrant like some Cattleyas.
Matt, this is my last division of this particular grex, but I've got 3 left of Brs. Eternal Wind 'Sato'. Haven't put them on the website yet since I keep forgetting to take pics of them, but the three I've got are in bud, and flowers are even bigger, usually ten / twelve inches from top to bottom when they open. They're a hybrid of gieroudiana, brachiata, and verrucosa, hence the larger flower size (gieroudiana is the largest Brassia species). Also fragrant, but more spicy, kind of like mulled wine. They're $29 in bud, and I'll put them up this afternoon (pictureless) in case you want to buy one. Lips (or skirts) are a little wider, longer, and they're freckled with tiny maroon spots--very cool, I think.