After the lilacs are through blooming, the Oriental lilies will take over providing delightful scent in my garden. One of the biggest confusions I encounter is the difference between Asiatic and Oriental lilies. You can throw daylilies into the mix to really mystify folks. Daylilies (which I farm), are not even a member of the family "lilium" and we'll leave them out today.
Oriental vs Asiatic
While there are many ways to tell the difference, the simplest is the direction of the blooms. Asiatic lilies tend to have an upward facing bloom. Oriental lilies, which have the heavily scented blooms, face sideways or slightly down.
Everyone's favorite Stargazer. This one is from my garden last year.
For scented flowers the Oriental is the one you want to add to your garden...