culture 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy  

Jacob Shelton
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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 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Books

2
620 170
Gasoline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Gasoline

3
444 242
White Board Markers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
White Board Markers

4
343 361
Chlorine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Chlorine

5
252 366
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hairspray

6
277 432
Puppy Breath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Puppy Breath

7
261 408
Freshly Laid Tar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Freshly Laid Tar

8
244 383
Paint Thinner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Paint Thinner

9
212 377
Wet Hay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Hay

10
224 413
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Bleach

11
213 408
Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Vinegar

12
190 413
Livestock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Livestock

13
177 486
Skunks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Skunks

14
184 521
Cigarette Smoke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Cigarette Smoke

The Superstitions You Secretly Believe

15
145 432
Old Coins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Old Coins

16
13 20
Zippo Lighter fuel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Scott Wilson added Zippo Lighter fuel

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133 463
Frito Feet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Frito Feet

18
119 454
A Damp Basement is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
A Damp Basement

19
129 505
Burnt Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Popcorn

20
108 461
Burnt Toast is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burnt Toast

21
109 494
Sweat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Sweat

22
79 437
Camembert Cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Camembert Cheese

23
77 464
Burning Dust is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Burning Dust

24
67 494
Wet Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Wet Dog

25
61 490
Belly Button Lint is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Belly Button Lint

26
52 446
Used Adhesive Strips is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Used Adhesive Strips

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4 50
Ear Cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Nicole Cox added Ear Cheese

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4 55
Ear Wax is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
BillGeisel added Ear Wax

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12 196
Burnt Hair is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy
Hester Nash added Burnt Hair