Culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
73.4k votes 4.1k voters 23k 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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2,253 517
Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
2,205 710
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
1,135 460
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added

4
1,560 910
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

5
783 518
dish soap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added dish soap

6
919 747
New Tires is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
wgarrison added New Tires

7
1,137 1,333
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

8
299 286
Your Own Farts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BHinz added Your Own Farts

9
1,015 1,565
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

10
854 1,350
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

11
558 942
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
781 1,408
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

13
794 1,463
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

14
776 1,472
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

15
684 1,352
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

16
683 1,496
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

17
611 1,516
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

18
311 718
Steamed Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Steamed Broccoli

19
544 1,470
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

20
516 1,547
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

21
552 1,750
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

22
524 1,670
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

23
367 1,589
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

24
219 988
Farts! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Josh Lucas added

25
349 1,698
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

26
322 1,613
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

27
90 382
Skunk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BHinz added

28
160 797
Burnt Rubber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Burnt Rubber

29
259 1,693
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

30
218 1,490
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

31
199 1,508
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

32
110 815
Armpit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Armpit

33
171 1,646
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

34
164 1,605
Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

35
147 1,492
Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

36
92 1,156
Ear Wax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BillGeisel added Ear Wax

37
88 1,296
Burnt Hair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hester Nash added Burnt Hair

38
53 785
Bare Feet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Bare Feet

39
52 1,145
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese

40
26 769
Locker Room is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Locker Room

41
19 835
Diarrhea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Diarrhea

42
13 780
Urine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Urine

43
12 773
Phlegm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added

44
10 787
Sewage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Sewage