paperwhites smell like diapers
i bought a paperwhite bulb kit after christmas that was on super discount, thinking a live flowering plant would be a beautiful, springy addition to our home in the last of the cold winter months. i was also interested to see if i, the serial plant killer, could get them to bloom. the first couple weeks, i was careful to keep them watered and in a cool, dark corner of the pantry closet - and it worked! i proudly presented the tall green, bloomless stems to my mother in law when she arrived and she smiled and delicately asked if i had ever smelled paperwhites before. she even made it seem like their perfume just wasn't for her. man, was she right. they smell like diapers. straight up dirty baby diapers.
so take it from me, if someone tries to sell you anything that smells like paperwhites, run the other way.