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40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy

Updated December 16, 2020 168.0k votes 9.1k voters 56.4k views48 items

List RulesVote 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!

  • 1
    4,994
    1,367

    Old Books

  • 2
    5,023
    1,761

    Gasoline

  • 3
    3,739
    1,484
  • 4
    3,511
    2,120

    White Board Markers

  • 5
    2,574
    1,850

    Dish Soap

  • 6
    2,876
    2,089

    New Tires

  • 7
    266
    174

    Leather Shoes

  • 8
    2,650
    3,004

    Chlorine

  • 9
    433
    681

    Isopropyl Alcohol

  • 10
    225
    373

    Pencil dust

  • 11
    492
    810

    Windex

  • 12
    1,851
    3,170

    Hairspray

  • 13
    409
    721

    Dog And Cat Paws

  • 14
    1,563
    2,755

    Zippo Lighter Fuel

  • 15
    2,073
    3,736

    Puppy Breath

  • 16
    1,681
    3,321

    Freshly Laid Tar

  • 17
    1,713
    3,470

    Bleach

  • 18
    1,514
    3,116

    Your Own Farts

  • 19
    1,539
    3,230

    Paint Thinner

  • 20
    1,480
    3,107

    Wet Hay

  • 21
    1,518
    3,377

    Vinegar

  • 22
    1,021
    2,679

    Steamed Broccoli

  • 23
    1,321
    3,456

    Livestock

  • 24
    1,218
    3,298

    Old Coins

  • 25
    304
    895

    Hospitals