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The Best Smells in the World

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    4,359
    992

    Cookies Fresh from the Oven

  • 2
    5,729
    1,138
    Desertrat89 added

    After it Rains

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
    4,105
    1,097

    Vanilla

  • 6
  • 7
    3,388
    784

    Sea Breeze

  • 8
    2,946
    588

    Cold Mountain Air

  • 9
    2,944
    954

    Burning Wood

  • 10
    1,124
    360
    Monica Makovicz added

    Strawberries

  • 11
    2,111
    613
    FinnStratford added

    Lavender

  • 12
    1,589
    566
    william-pratt added

    Lilacs

  • 13
    2,237
    780
    ChloeFletcher added

    Mint

  • 14
    2,045
    658
    ChloeFletcher added

    Citrus

  • 15
  • 16
    1,549
    450

    Wood

  • 17
    2,146
    806
    Mia W (SweetLilMzMia) added
  • 18
    1,474
    532
    Rainbowpitch added
  • 19
    2,344
    595

    Clothes Fresh Out of the Drier

  • 20
    1,975
    806
    ChloeFletcher added

    Pizza

  • 21
    1,860
    687

    The Moment Before It Rains

  • 22
    2,423
    1,016

    Freshly Popped Popcorn

  • 23
    1,807
    442

    A Real Christmas Tree

  • 24
    2,522
    1,111

    Old Books

  • 25
    1,691
    621
    ChloeFletcher added
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List Rules: Vote up your favorite scents that just smell really good.