culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
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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
768 224
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
548 320
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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416 472
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

5
309 484
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

6
343 555
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

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306 498
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

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317 528
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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90 76
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
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269 482
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

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283 529
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

12
273 530
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

13
232 543
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

14
69 129
Zippo Lighter fuel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Scott Wilson added Zippo Lighter fuel

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220 618
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

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224 660
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

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177 565
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

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172 592
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

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149 594
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

20
153 648
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

21
134 602
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

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128 639
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

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93 574
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

24
94 597
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

25
73 573
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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79 643
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

27
76 621
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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15 198
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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19 336
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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7 197
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese