Plants are very difficult to identify from descriptions alone. This is especially so for most trees. I can think of one native shrub that grows in that area that has the scent you describe, Morella pensylvanica (Northern bayberry). If that isn't your tree/shrub, then your best bet to have it identified is to take photos of it—the whole tree, close-ups of the leaves to show their shape and how they are attached to the stems (adjacent or alternate) and any other features that you think are unique to it. Then, you should visit our Plant Identification page to find links to several plant identification forums that will accept photos of plants for identification.