De gustibus et odoribus…

The narcissus Tazetta ‘Paperwhite Ziva’, continued…

Further to my recent article of January 10th ” Why do my Paperwhites stink? “, here are the results of a small survey conducted on the 2 gardeners’ forums that I attend.

Paperwhite Narcissus:
sweet or foul smell?
Arrosoirs & SécateursGardeners’ World
lovely fragrance100%41%
foul smell041%
neither sweet nor foul017%
they don’t smell00

These results are based on a very small sample, and therefore have no statistical value(*). However, I am quite surprised not to see a consensus on the unpleasant smell I personally feel.

(*) “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” ― Aaron Levenstein