culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
21.2k votes 1.4k voters 9.4k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the nasty scents you can't help but enjoy smelling.

Admit it, there are some bad smells you kind of like. Have you ever been driving alone at night when the scent of a skunk wafted in through your air conditioning vents and instead of being repulsed, you felt like you were in flavor country? A lot of you are probably shaking your heads and acting like you just saw your grandma slapped, but that's just because skunks aren't your  particular jam. Even so, you almost certainly like an odor everyone else finds offensive.

There are so many stinky smells that are pleasant in their own unique ways, even if you're the only person who can enjoy them. Some, like freshly laid tar, gasoline, or cigarette smoke, have more fans, while others can seem like smells no one else likes. There's no shame in it, so go on and vote up the best worst smells you kind of enjoy sniffing. It's an olfactory extravaganza!
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Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
776 229
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
556 325
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

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423 476
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

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311 489
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

6
346 562
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

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309 503
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

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321 533
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

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94 81
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
1520798977417 added New Tires

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272 488
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

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285 536
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

12
275 538
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

13
234 550
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

14
72 134
Zippo Lighter fuel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Scott Wilson added Zippo Lighter fuel

The Superstitions You Secretly Believe

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220 626
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

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226 667
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

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179 572
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

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177 597
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

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150 601
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

20
153 657
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

21
135 609
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

60+ Everyday Objects That Look Really Happy

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129 647
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

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95 581
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

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94 604
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

25
73 580
Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

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81 649
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

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78 626
Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

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15 205
Ear Wax is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BillGeisel added Ear Wax

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19 344
Burnt Hair is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hester Nash added Burnt Hair

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8 204
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese