Culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
26.6k votes 1.7k voters 11.8k 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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943 235
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
948 295
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
688 395
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

4
528 582
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

5
197 170
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
1520798977417 added New Tires

6
105 45
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added

7
380 606
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

8
426 704
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

9
388 647
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

10
363 622
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

11
325 606
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

12
343 659
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

13
331 663
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

14
53 15
dish soap is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added dish soap

15
277 677
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

16
117 234
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
259 768
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

18
228 680
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

19
268 812
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

20
224 711
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

21
23 63
Farts! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Josh Lucas added

22
175 731
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

23
183 796
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

24
163 741
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

25
155 784
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

26
115 690
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

27
110 724
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

28
104 779
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

29
92 755
Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

30
81 699
Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

31
31 327
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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31 468
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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15 327
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese