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Default Lc Canhamiana semi-alba & SLC Ann Komine 'Breathless'

The 1st photo is of Lc Canhamiana. I purchased it from Carter&Holmes last June. This is a primary hybrid of C. mossiae and L. purpurata. According to the Carter&Holmes catalog it was supposed to be "Very fragrant" but I have not been able to detect any fragrance.

The 2nd photo is of SLC Ann Komine 'Breathless'. It is a complex hybrid of at least half a dozen species. I purchased this from Carter&Holmes in November of 2011. It was supposed to have "Fragrance is a combination of gardenia and baby powder" acording to the C&H catalog.
I find only a faint smell of gardenia and citrus.
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Sorry to hear they are not as fragrant as expected...especially since I bought an Ann Komine. Did the blooms just open?
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The Ann Komine flowers opened 2 weeks ago and are now starting to senesce. The Canhamiana flowers opened 2 days ago.
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They're both beautiful! I think Carter & Holmes is a very good vendor and breeder. As far as fragrance, I haven't found any vendor who I can trust when describing fragrance. Maybe fragrance is a very personal preference. I like outdoor orchid shows where I can judge the fragrance for myself.
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Nice. Canhamiana is one of my favorite primaries. As to scent, I have a few 'very fragrant' orchids that I can't detect ANY scent on, so who knows.

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I love the canhamiana! Crosses with this in the mix really have lovely form.
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Both are very nice. I am partial to the reds but like white with red. Even zygos can be fragrant in one flower and the one right next to it has none. I have theories but that's all they are. They work for me and that's all that matters. These are lovely.
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James, I would love to know your theories. I have noticed that some bloomings of certain orchids have more fragrance than others as well and immediate temperatures/humidity have no impact. I grow fruit and grapes so I have come to understand how different factors influence the flavor of the various fruits but the orchid scents remain a mystery. My roses and other flowers always have the same lovely fragrance, even if I find a clone somewhere else.
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