C.J. Teevan
Mon, 19 May 2008 17:29:32 PDT
I've heard (and my experience at work in an office confirms this) that some people find the fragrance of paperwhite narcissus utterly revolting -- describing it as a "stench".  Sounds to me like floral fragrance is largely genetic.
  This thread however makes me wonder if this explains why my daughter, who can roll her tongue, loves pickles, prefers vanilla and strawberry and peach to chocolate or banana or apricot, can eat a straight lemon ("so refreshing") but feels none of that w/ an orange.  She can roll her tongue.  I cannot.
  One of us would like Fritillaria... which one?

"brown.mark" <> wrote:
  I have a very good sense of smell and can roll my tongue,but don't care too 
much for the scent of Fritillaria imperialis nor the similar scent of 
Phuopsis stylosa.They just too much remind me of foxes!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy Glattstein" 

Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 2:11 PM
Subject: [pbs] Scent

>I like the scent of Fritillaria imperialis. My husband finds it
> unpleasant. But then I also like butyl mercaptan (skunk) if not fresh
> application - did have a de-scented skunk for a house pet for 5 years.
> I also do not detect fragrance from Tulbaghia simmleri (= T. fragrans).
> Isn't there some correlation between the ability to taste a certain
> flavor (as Lee Poulsen mentioned) and the ability to curl the sides of
> your tongue to form a sort of tube?
> And when my cat comes indoors on a cold winter day is there some scent
> of "cold" that clings to his fur for a few moments, or is it my 
> imagination.
> Judy in New Jersey where the rainy morning is intensifying the scent of
> fresh green growth.
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