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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3,291 829
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
3,234 1,132
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
2,091 822
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added

4
2,270 1,407
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

5
1,403 1,000
dish soap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added dish soap

6
1,558 1,272
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
wgarrison added New Tires

7
1,627 2,018
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

8
837 957
Your Own Farts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BHinz added Your Own Farts

9
1,441 2,377
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

10
1,226 2,051
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

11
927 1,631
Zippo Lighter fuel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Scott Wilson added Zippo Lighter fuel

12
1,141 2,247
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

13
1,085 2,144
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

14
1,009 2,044
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

15
1,092 2,235
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

16
1,041 2,214
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

17
911 2,282
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

18
573 1,455
Steamed Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Steamed Broccoli

19
803 2,198
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

20
777 2,309
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

21
782 2,630
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

22
737 2,492
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

23
263 1,191
Skunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BHinz added

24
484 2,387
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

25
485 2,444
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement