I wish I could upload the scent the lower one produces. OMFG, so amazing. They don't make orchids like this anymore. Literally. They've bred the scent out to make longer-lasting blooms. These ones are about 30 years old and were my mother's. They're very tough plants because I do NOT have a green-thumb. I've killed many plants over the years. In fact, I have a recent orchid plant that looks to be on its way out. Okay, maybe two. Quit judging me.
I'm a terribly irresponsible plant-owner. Which is why I don't have a dog. Even though I love them. Kitten can fend for herself when I'm under the weather. Dogs (and plants) need help. I know plants don't need that much work, but it's survival of the fittest around here. No molly-coddling allowed. Who has the energy for that?
When I first inherited my mother's orchids, I was all gung-ho. I bought new pots, fertilizer, orchid food, pesticides, potting material, etc. That lasted one season. I used to bring them all inside for hurricanes and freeze warnings. That lasted three seasons. Now, the toughest ones have survived and seem to thrive. They're fkn air-plants for crying out loud. They shouldn't need so much attention. Pretty fucked up for someone like me who is high-maintenance rejecting any other living creature that is. Whatevs, I know my limitations.
Below is one of the newer plants, whose blooms will last much, much longer, yet it has no scent.