Culture 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
123.9k votes 6.4k voters 35.6k views 42 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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1
3,504 900
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
3,448 1,218
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
2,296 892
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added

4
2,416 1,504
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

5
1,555 1,086
Dish Soap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added Dish Soap

6
1,700 1,374
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
wgarrison added New Tires

7
1,754 2,152
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

8
1,535 2,541
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

9
1,334 2,194
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

10
1,010 1,776
Zippo Lighter Fuel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Scott Wilson added Zippo Lighter Fuel

11
1,215 2,410
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

12
1,146 2,303
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

13
1,079 2,186
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

14
1,167 2,382
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

15
1,117 2,374
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

16
971 2,441
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

17
628 1,618
Steamed Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Steamed Broccoli

18
879 2,353
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

19
832 2,474
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

20
701 2,157
Your Own Farts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Josh Lucas added Your Own Farts

21
834 2,814
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

22
343 1,353
Skunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
borisnocaillouyes added

23
526 2,557
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

24
530 2,617
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

25
522 2,652
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn