Casimira, you chose some beauties. I saw a gorgeous Buff Beauty a few years ago and took photos but I couldn't find them today to verify my memory. If I recall correctly, it was enormous, climbing high on a house front and spilling forward.
Once again we won't be home at planting time so probably no new roses for me this year. Last year the nearby nursery actually had one on my list, Sally Holmes, but they were all sickly looking leftovers from the previous year.
Yes, Buff Beauty lives up to it's name. A client of mine had one and it performed beautifully.
That soft apricot color and the faint scent...
I don't plan on letting mine get too big yet as at some point soon (I hope...) we will be having extensive work done on the house and where I want to plant it would infere with the work to be done.
Pity you won't be around for planting season but, then again if it's because you're off to some fabulous destination than by all means. Please do keep us posted and don't be a stranger. We don't see enough of you. I always enjoy reading your posts and reports.