Culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
26.2k votes 1.7k voters 11.7k 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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932 231
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
939 289
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
678 389
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

4
519 575
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

5
188 165
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
1520798977417 added New Tires

6
92 44
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added

7
376 597
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

8
418 696
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

9
382 639
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

10
362 610
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

11
324 595
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

12
339 650
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

13
329 653
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

14
45 11
dish soap is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added dish soap

15
272 670
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

16
111 227
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
256 757
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

18
267 800
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

19
225 671
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

20
221 702
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

21
20 53
Farts! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Josh Lucas added

22
173 721
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

23
180 786
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

24
161 730
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

25
154 771
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

26
115 678
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

27
108 713
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

28
104 766
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

29
90 744
Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

30
80 687
Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

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28 316
Ear Wax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BillGeisel added Ear Wax

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31 455
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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15 314
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese