Re-reading this not so old thread http://www.orchidboard.com/community...light-jem.html
, yes, it does take a few days to open!
Since I last posted... the petals just started to part last night, and I detected a scent of cayenne pepper. Right now (afternoon here) the petals have parted enough that I can see inside. About an hour ago I got my first wiff of something medicinal: a vaporub/camfor/alchohol something. Only faint and it's gone off again now. The green pepper scent is still there. All the scents so far you have to actually go up and sniff it.
One thing that's really interesting is that when the petals first started to open the bud was a really dark magenta/red brown. I was wondering if all the red pictures on the web were camera effect, or if I'd actually got a different grex to the usual one. However as it's progressed I think it's grown a little, and the flower has actually lightened and redenned.
I'll try and get organised and add a series of pictures at some point...