If you are walking in a garden or yard, and detect an intoxicating scent, look for an evergreen shrub decorated with fringy flowers. This would be the Chinese fringe plant, or Loropetalum chinense. Loropetalum plants are easy to cultivate in plant hardiness zones 7 to 10. Some varieties are hardier than others. Different varieties offer different colored flowers or interesting variegated foliage.