It has a lovely myrrh fragrance, exactly the smell I imagine roses should have, sadly a lot of the modern tea hybrids are grown for colour and have little or no scent. The Old Roses are shrub roses with beautiful dark green glossy leaves. 'Boscobel' is a particularly beautiful example. I buy my roses from David Austin, who specialise in the Old English Varieties. This is how it will look in another week or so.