Not every plant has a fabulous fragrance in fall. Many people love the scent of prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis) as it blooms. It's a great short prairie grass, but instead of freshly popped popcorn or clean laundry, to me it smells like sweat socks. And not clean sweat socks. Needless to say, no prairie dropseed in my garden.
One of my favorite fragrances of autumn is katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum). As the leaves turn, they give off the scent of burnt sugar or caramelized apricots. Even in spring, the fallen leaves still hold a scent. It's a bittersweet fragrance, but it holds a power over me.
He's just a new baby, but growing fast!
A pretty apricot fall color, too!