I bought Thomas Affleck from the Antique Rose Emporium. It suggested planting it near the door so you would pass it often and enjoy the fragrance. I did plant it near the door, at the end of the Herb Bed which is next to the entry walk. There is no fragrance that I can detect, but it certainly is a pleasure to walk past it several times a day. This is a magnificent rose that requires very little care. It blooms well into the fall, although not quite this exuberantly.