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

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

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

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

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

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

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Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

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Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

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Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

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

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

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

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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 Longest Hollywood Marriages

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

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

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

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

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Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added Sharpie

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A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

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

The 20 Most Epic Wedding FAILs of All Time

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Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

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Sweat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

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Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

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

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

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Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

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Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

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Ear Wax is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BillGeisel added Ear Wax

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Burnt Hair is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hester Nash added Burnt Hair

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Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese