Culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
25.7k votes 1.7k voters 11.4k views 33 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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922 226
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
923 283
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
670 384
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

4
512 567
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

5
181 156
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
1520798977417 added New Tires

6
374 586
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

7
413 684
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

8
83 38
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added

9
360 599
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

10
376 632
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

11
321 584
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

12
335 640
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

13
326 642
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

14
36 6
dish soap is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added dish soap

15
270 658
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

16
107 219
Zippo Lighter fuel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Scott Wilson added Zippo Lighter fuel

17
264 788
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

18
251 746
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

19
220 663
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

20
219 692
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

21
172 709
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

22
15 44
Farts! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Josh Lucas added

23
178 773
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

24
158 719
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

25
152 759
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

26
111 669
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

27
106 702
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

28
101 755
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

29
89 734
Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

30
80 676
Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

31
27 306
Ear Wax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BillGeisel added Ear Wax

32
29 446
Burnt Hair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hester Nash added Burnt Hair

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13 305
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese