We live in the South. Lilacs do not grow here. The winters are too mild, but I grew up with Northern lilacs and love and miss them and their fantastic fragrance. So The Resident Gardener has done the miraculous and found a special breed of lilac and stops by after work with ice in the fall to help them bloom. But it was a VERY warm winter, and here is our one heroic lilac. ( There may be a couple more.) It does have some scent. I am enjoying this lonely lovely lilac.
Thank you BikerBear and have a great time here in the south. Warm weather I am sure, but probably no Lilacs. Wish I could get away and join you.