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Twentieth-century rose breeders generally emphasized size and color, producing large, attractive blooms with little or no scent. Many wild and “old-fashioned” roses, by contrast, have a strong sweet scent.
Reminds me of strawberries and tomatoes which have become huge and tasteless… a rose without scent is a very sad flower. My first response to a rose is to try to smell it and I am always disappointed when it is scent-less.