At my niece's wedding, her florist had to emergency substitute her chosen flowers with peonies. My niece had no idea what kind they were. But these peonies had the most exquisite & strong fragrance of any I've ever smelled. It made Duchesse de Nemours smell like nothing. There were just a couple in the vase at our table and the perfume was absolutely intoxicating. I sat there in awe raving over them!!!
They seemed to have several layers of pastel colors; I remember several shades of pink and soft yellow (or ivory that was light yellowish?). The blooms were absolutely GIGANTIC as well. I've researched several peonies and thought they were perhaps Chestine Gowdy? I would LOVE to grow those peonies if I can figure out what they were!!