Monday, January 14, 2008

Go Ahead, You Can Laugh All You Want; I Got My Philosphy

Ever notice how paperwhites smell like ass?


Don't get me wrong, they are really pretty and smell good up close... but there's something about paperwhites that make the whole house smell like poo.

All weekend Aaron was running around trying to find the smell and I was all, "dude, it's the flowers" and he was all "Darwin! Come here! Let me smell your toes!"

::blink, blink::

I swear it's the flowers.

22 comments:

Evie said...

I have to agree, they have this total undertone of stink, most flowers in the lily family do.

misschris said...

It IS the flowers. I can't have them in my house because thats. all. I. smell. But they're pretty.

Gina Perry said...

haha. yup. poopy flowers all right. my husband was not happy last time i forced them in the house!

Jada2929 said...

I sort of always thought they smelled like piss. Or am I thinking of a different flower?

Alicia A. said...

They DO smell. My friend in college got those every year, and they reeked! Ick.

Frogdancer said...

We call them jonquils in Australia.

You're right though, you either love or hate the smell. There's absolutely no in between. Personally, I love them.

But my kids are years past from that hideous tiolet training thing. The smell just means pretty flowers to me...

twolimeleaves said...

That is SO funny! I love the smell of jonquils but my mother always says they smell like poo. I CAN smell what she's smelling, but only if I really try :)

Chickenbells said...

Oh, but they're so pretty...did he buy them for you?

There's a bush around here that smells like rotting meat when it blooms...let him know that he should be thankful that you didn't bring that in the house...

Keri said...

I totally agree! They only smell good if there's only one of them, and you keep it in the attic so that you only get the slightest whiff. I once went to a January funeral and I SWEAR everyone had sent paperwhites. The whole place STUNK. Yuck!

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the odor of boxwoods. Most people say they smell like cat urine, but I think they smell like dog poo.
A group of friends recently tried to sit outside a restaurant for a chat, but the smell of the boxwoods rapidly changed our plans!

Lola...again said...

We had to put ours on the front porch! None of the family could stand the smell! They are only nice in pictures!

adrienne said...

I totally agree. I just forced some about a month ago, and sweared my dog took a dump somewhere that I couldn't see! Turns out - yep - the paperwhites!

Chara Michele said...

Good to know! (Can you tell I never have flowers in my house... the cats always try to eat them:) They look pretty though...

Annie's Abode said...

I love them but you are absolutely right they do smell yuk - but I can put up with them (and the occasional burst of oust) because they are so pretty!
Ax

sltbee69 said...

Blooming Bradford pear trees smell funky too.

kristi said...

A lot of flowers smell a little "off." They're designed to attract bugs, after all. But at least you have the consolation of knowing it's not real poo.

Suse said...

You could make a bouquet of them with a few branches of box. You know, that one that smells like cat pee.

Charming.

LLA said...

oh yeah - they totally reek.

but they're one of the few things I can grow and get to bloom before I kill them, so I still force 'em each winter...

PLO said...

They smell like stinky butt!

Renee said...

I did not know this. That's a shame; they're so pretty. It's a trade-off, I guess.

sulu-design said...

Hmmm... you think it's a poo smell? I think it's straight up piss. Like urinal-spillage-at-the-stadium-in-the-ninth-inning-stench piss. Unfortunately, my husband loves them. We have seven bulbs peeing up my kitchen right now.

Visty said...

They smell exactly like ASS. I don't think that's what Martha Stewart calls it though. :)