culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
20.8k votes 1.4k voters 9.3k 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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730 196
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
765 222
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
545 315
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

4
412 467
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

5
342 549
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

6
306 478
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

7
306 490
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

8
316 522
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

9
269 479
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

10
85 72
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
1520798977417 added New Tires

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283 523
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

12
271 525
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

13
230 539
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

14
69 123
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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220 612
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

16
223 655
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

17
174 562
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

18
169 589
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

19
148 590
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

20
151 645
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

21
132 599
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

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127 634
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

23
93 570
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

24
93 593
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

25
72 568
Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

26
78 638
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

27
75 619
Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

28
12 195
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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19 330
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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6 193
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese