GAIL was the first to come close with 4 out of 5. She wins the big box of random perfumey things, which I'll send as soon as I get a chance. CELINA is the runner-up, also with 4 out of 5, so she will get a small box of something perfumey.
So here are the all-time top five, going from most viewed to least:
2. Topiary Tree Torture (do the S&M crowd somehow find this by googling? Is there an S&M device called a "topiary tree"? Can we invent one? Patent it and sell it? Name a perfume after it?
3. The Making of a Summer Fragrance: Dendrobium moniliforme
4. Fragrant Phalaenopsis: Javanica
5. Turmeric in Food and Perfume
I would never have guessed any of these myself, but presumably the stats don't lie.
I 'm leaving tomorrow morning for Memphis, Tennessee, where I'm giving a talk on orchids for the Memphis Orchid Society. Once I get back, I go into final frenzy mode on a grant application that I just found out was due 10 days earlier than I thought. This probably means that I may not post here again until late next week, but never fear, I'll be back sooner or later!
[Topiary troll face and okra plant photos adapted from Wikimedia]
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