Culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
116.5k votes 6k voters 33.4k views 44 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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1
3,298 832
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
3,244 1,133
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
2,097 825
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added

4
2,278 1,409
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

5
1,410 1,002
dish soap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added dish soap

6
1,566 1,273
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
wgarrison added New Tires

7
1,633 2,022
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

8
840 964
Your Own Farts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BHinz added Your Own Farts

9
1,445 2,382
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

10
1,233 2,054
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

11
928 1,637
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
1,143 2,253
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

13
1,090 2,147
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

14
1,097 2,237
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

15
1,012 2,049
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

16
1,043 2,220
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

17
915 2,287
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

18
577 1,459
Steamed Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Steamed Broccoli

19
806 2,204
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

20
779 2,313
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

21
785 2,637
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

22
741 2,497
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

23
267 1,196
Skunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BHinz added

24
486 2,393
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

25
487 2,450
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement