Bath's Pink has a strong, sweet scent.
My favorites are Cheddar Pinks, particularly Bath's Pink which tolerates our humid summers if they have excellent drainage. I root new pieces frequently as some of the older plants may melt out in our humidity when the sun is hot. Tip cuttings or heel cutting root easily. Their spicy scent carries on the breeze when they are in bloom. When bloom finishes, cutting back by a third encourages new growth but seldom do I see rebloom. Out of bloom, the bluish foliage lends color interest in a bed.
My other favorite, perhaps the one I love best is Sweet William dianthus. The name William comes from the french oillet for eye which became Sweet Willy and then William. Colors range from white through pinks and lavenders to darkest red. The darker colors have the stronger fragrance.
Red Sweet William here with Pineapple Sage and Violas.
Pinks bridge the gap between the azalea show and May's perennials in my garden. I added pinks to a bed with pink roses. In a bed that will have blue flowers later, foliage of Bath's Pink makes a good front edge. Kept deadheaded, Sweet William lasts into the summer. They're called pinks not because of rosy colors, but because of the jagged edges that look as if they were 'pinked' with shears.
Does your garden feature Dianthus?