I came home a few days ago to my Paperwhites blooming. My first time growing them. A few days later I bleached the floor in the kitchen three times, scrubbed my sink, looked under the sink and was trying to find the source of the 'weird metalic smell'. I had a friend come over, she didn't mention the smell, I was mortified wondering what she thought of me. Then my husband said "Those paperwhites smell weird". I sniffed and sure enough it is them. Now that I know it is a strong floral smell I am not mortified, but next year I think I will do Hyacinth instead. That was alot of stress!