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40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy 

Jacob Shelton
Updated April 26, 2020 163.4k votes 8.5k voters 50.4k views 56 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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Old Books is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books
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Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline
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Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
VHrules added
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White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers
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Dish Soap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
egecko22 added Dish Soap
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New Tires is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
wgarrison added New Tires
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Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine
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Leather Shoes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Down in Florida added Leather Shoes
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Pencil dust is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
abhinavsmily2002 added Pencil dust
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Dog & Cat Paws is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
lorfalconswan added Dog & Cat Paws
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Isopropyl Alcohol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
lorfalconswan added Isopropyl Alcohol
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Windex is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
MoonshadowRachel added Windex
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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray
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Zippo Lighter Fuel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Scott Wilson added Zippo Lighter Fuel
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Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath
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Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar
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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach
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Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay
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Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner
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Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar
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Your Own Farts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Josh Lucas added Your Own Farts
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Steamed Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Steamed Broccoli
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Livestock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock
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Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins
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Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet