I am pleased to say that the A. odoratus I have been growing for a few years finally bloomed.. opening fully this morning.
I have heard many reports that "odoratus" was pleasant smelling... reminding people of carrots.
What I can say is...although it doesnt smell like rotting dead meat or feaces... I wouldnt exactly call it "pleasant".
It smells like a spicy idunnowhat... tolerable for a small period of time.. but definately not on the list for possible future air fresheners!!!!