Popular Opinion The Best Smells in the World  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up your favorite scents that just smell really good.

Scientists have found that smell is the sense that’s most tied into memory, and this makes one contemplate the possibility that a person’s favorite smell is tied into a favorite memory. Whether it’s your mother cooking breakfast on a Sunday morning, or the memory of a beach vacation with an ex-lover, these sense memories are waiting in your subconscious to be awakened with one sniff of a candle. Call us sentimental, but all of the scents and pleasant odors on this list of the best smells in the world are connected to important parts of life, and you likely feel the same way about more than one of the smells on this list.

Even though you probably smell it every day, the aroma of ground coffee is still one of the best smelling scents imaginable. It’s possibly only topped by the smell of the air before it begins to rain. You'll surely have your own personal list of the best smells in the entire world, but how many of them cross over with those on this list? Are any of the smells something that most people find super gross, but you just love?

Check out this list of the best smells and don’t forget to vote up the ones your nose loves the most. Are any of your favorite scents missing? Feel free to add them for others to vote on.
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After it Rains is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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2
1,762 286
Cookie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Smells in the World
3
1,606 431
Vanilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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1,580 299
Bread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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1,329 513
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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1,350 346
Cinnamon roll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Smells in the World
7
1,080 713
Bacon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Smells in the World
8
1,254 269
Sea Breeze is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Smells in the World
Sea Breeze
9
1,063 451
Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Smells in the World
10
1,119 208
Cold Mountain Air is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Smells in the World
Cold Mountain Air
11
950 434
Barbecue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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894 404
Rose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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13
968 441
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Smells in the World
Old Books
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765 155
Chocolate chip cookie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Smells in the World
15
866 299
Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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16
732 239
Mint is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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17
1,094 311
Burning Wood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Smells in the World
Burning Wood
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639 216
Citrus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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19
715 295
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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20
612 345
Basil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Smells in the World
21
946 233
Clothes Fresh Out of the Drier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Smells in the World
Clothes Fresh Out of the Drier
22
828 443
Freshly Mowed Grass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Smells in the World
Freshly Mowed Grass
23
692 257
Orange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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778 329
The Moment Before It Rains is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Smells in the World
The Moment Before It Rains
25
658 163
Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Smells in the World
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