interesting topic mreduck. and glad to see ya over here. you are certainly one of the most knowledgeable folk i've seen in the online world.
My experience with the whole stinky plant topic is a happy plant is a stinky plant. To elaborate I must tell a bit of a story.
I've been battling root aphids for over a year now. I pretty much have them under control now (thank god) and the fragrance and aroma have never been better...I mean strong.
When the ra were @ their peak infestation I could do my trimming and it would hardly smell at all.
Now that they are controlled, as soon as I take a clone it's like somebody went all willy nilly with mj incense or something.
All I know is when my girls are staying happy and healthy there's no smell even inside my tent but when I chop them down the stank comes out full force. I've taken to running my carbon filter in the living room when I trim but otherwise it sits unused.
When I got home from being locked up to a neglected garden there was a lot of bud stink.
I'll going to be running an ECSD clone soon that has a reputation for being extra stinky so we'll see how she does in my environment.