I just planted Sugar Moon and look forward to smelling it and enjoying its beautiful scent. I wish I could plant Sharifa Asma, but it just has too many petals for my garden which is close to the ocean. I have to stay at or below 45 petals or it just doesn't do well. Thanks for all the sharing!
Jude the Obscure. It is absolutely intoxicating, and unlike any other rose scent, yet it is truly rose-scented, if this makes any sense. I bought mine through Heirloom Roses. My husband, new to gardening, cannot get his nose out of it.
My favorites are Apricot Nectar, Sutter's Gold, Arthur Bell and then, of course the traditional Gallica Officinalis. I use the petals of all of them for tea's and little open dishes.
I'm going to be looking up the one's I see mentioned above as I don't know most of them. Maybe they go by other names here.
Souvenir de la Malmaison is my most fragrant rose. Tiffany is my favorite hybrid tea, but she is a bit of a diva in my zone 6a garden. Many of the Austin roses are beautiful and fragrant. They can get big. If your part of brooklyn is like the old Norwegian neighborhood where I was born, you may not have room for a big rose.
My most fragrant flower is nicotiana. I start some every year from seed. They look nice with roses if you like a cottage look.