A couple of my plumerias are blooming, and I've already shown a picture of one for this month's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post. Still, it's a plant that deserves a bit more attention than a single photo.
Unfortunately I don't have a name on this one. I think I bought it as a white or a pink or something. I got it last year, and it didn't bloom. This spring I discovered why it hadn't bloomed - the drainage was abysmal. When I repotted it, I actually looked up what kind of soil and pot to use. Thankfully, the Plumeria Society of America has a recipe and recommendations for potting plumeria. I liked the soil recipe so much that I used it for a few other tropical plants. It's a cheap one to make, feels great in the hands, and does a really nice job.
The smell on this one is more like a floral perfume than the other one in bloom (not shown). I can definitely see the appeal in collecting plumerias just for the variety in scents. My other one in bloom (not shown) smells like a custardy mango floral dessert. I smelled one other (not mine) that was like a spicy vanilla. I have one other that's yet to bloom for me, and I'm very curious about how that one will smell.
Careful where you shove your nose when trying to get a whiff. You might inhale more than what you bargained for.