Lilac and California Lilac
When I was in North, the fragrance I loved was Lilac. It is very hard to replace it as I moved to South, even though we can now buy Southern Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ) such as Lavender Lady, Angel White, etc.
One of my plant book suggested California Lilac (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus) for South. Sure, the bloom is very similar to Lilac's and it says it is good for my zone. But does it have any fragrance? Can you please share your thought?