The bags have a fresh baby powder smell so when you put a dirty diaper in the bag it holds the smell also if you have a diaper pail using both eliminates the order even better they even hold adult diapers
I have had several diaper genies -- and I do love them -- but we got this one for our 3rd child. At this age, the smell is pretty minimal, and we wanted a diaper pail that was quieter than the genie and didn't require special supplies. This one was just fine, and very inexpensive. When she's older, we may want to switch back to the genie for smell control -- we'll see how this one does with smell as time marches on. The other thing about the genies is that they keep breaking! We have *4* broken ones in our garage. This one has less to break, so we don't expect it to. Simplicity is sometimes a nice feature on it's own.
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