I love to bring my flowers into the house. I find though that some are just to fragrant and give me a headache, but lilacs are the perfect cut flower. The sweet smell is not to harsh and still fills a room without over powering it. I don't have a lilac tree were I live now, but in our last home I had a beautiful large one in our backyard. I couldn't wait till spring every year to bring some into the house. I miss those lovely blooms!