Plant That Smells Like Cat Urine. The English boxwood seems to be the main culprit. One of the best parts of the coffee experience is enjoying the rich aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans.
The English boxwood seems to be the main culprit. Chemically the culprit for the foul smell is butyric acid a compound found in vomit. More specifically people complain about boxwood bushes that smell like cat urine.
Sabina are among the worst offenders for the cat pee smell.
The cat-urine-like odor mystified experts for years but its been showing up since the late 1980s. True to its name this basil variety looks like a box and would look great in a kitchen or garden with its more symmetrical shape. Canadian Moonseed Paperwhites Ziva Flowering Currant or Juniper Bush. Similarly one may ask why do my bushes smell like cat urine.