Smelling 'Fragrant Rose'
Sun, 22 May 2005 21:40:45 PDT
In a message dated 5/22/2005 11:26:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  DaveK writes:

Some  people (for whatever reason, it 
seems to be males, I've been told) are  unable to detect it.  

'Fragrant Rose' is also one of my favorite daffodils, Dave, and I made a  
male visitor get down and sniff one this evening (blooming now only because I  
planted the bulbs in late January). I have stuck this daffodil in front of many  
noses at public displays and I have found that most males can detect the  
fragrance, but a number of females, maybe 30% or so, cannot.
Our friend Linda Wallpe says that's because men won't admit they can't do  
something, while women tell the truth about such things! She thinks both genders 
 have a similar percentage that cannot detect this fragrance, regardless of 
their  self-reports. 
Bill Lee

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