A Bradford pear tree in bloom is a beautiful sight, but, man, do they stink! According to Wikipedia, the smell is "similar to a cross between rotting fish and semen." Having never mixed up that particular concoction, I can't really say if that's accurate. I can tell you that the one time that Baby Puppy brought a bouquet of pear blossoms into the house, I tossed both dogs outside for excessive flatulence before I discovered the true culprit. Guess it's a good thing I don't have fish.