I too bought a Michelia maudiae last year. It's a beautiful tree, nice foliage with neatly spaced laterals. I bought the tree for the fragrance though I've not actually smelled it myself. Sounds like I'll have something to look forward to. I don't know whether it'll flower for me this year as I pruned it back severely late last winter. It's been putting on quite a bit of growth in the last week or so. BTW, what does it smell like? The aglaia that I bought last year is developing flower buds so I'm looking forward to smelling that for the first time too. How's yours doing?