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Re: HIST - Iris fragrance in old iris
  • Subject: Re: HIST - Iris fragrance in old iris
  • From: Paul Archer <pharcher@mindspring.com>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 01:37:37 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

'Caliente' smells like root beer as well.
'Orange Popsicle', just like the name, color to match.
'Light Beam', lemony vanilla, like fresh waffle cones.
William A. Setchel - licorice (but I personally haven't smelled that one.)

Google iris and various fragrances and you will fine a few lists.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Gesine Lohr <gesine.lohr@gmail.com>
>Sent: May 17, 2010 11:15 PM
>To: iris@hort.net, Gesine Lohr <gesine.lohr@gmail.com>, Jean Richter <richter@eecs.berkeley.edu>
>Subject: [iris] HIST - Iris fragrance in old iris
>Iris fragrance -- get some historic iris!
>Don't have time right now, but some oldies smell like grape soda, some like
>root beer,
>some like other neat things.
>I think I. pallida is one, 'Alcazar' smells like root beer.
>HIPS (Historic Iris Preservation Society)
>(Roots editor for HIPS)
>Interesting topic this morning.  I've been sitting here thinking about it,
>knowing there's no iris here that has that delicious grape scent of my
>childhood either.  You didn't even have to be near it to smell it.  If I
>could find that iris again, I'd certainly ask the grower for a little piece
>of it.
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