Best Smells In the World

Everyone has a scent that makes their tastebuds tingle.
The Top Ten
1 Fresh Air

Fresh air sums up all the smells I like: rain, earth, flowers, pines trees (Piney wood east texan here), meadows full of Indian paintbrush and black-eyed Susans, blue sky, among other things. I love being outside. I love the woods. I love evenings and mornings, cool afternoons, moonlight lit nights. Dog wood blossoms, turning leaves; it's all of it together that makes 'fresh air'.

There is just something really special about going outside in the morning, take the time to look around you and breathe in fresh air.

In a stuffy room in your classroom for one hour? I love the feeling when getting out of stinky hot and stuffy areas then walking out into the nice cool breeze and just smelling, well, fresh air!

I live in the Maritimes, in Canada... and when I see pictures or videos about places like Shengzen in China or any other heavily industrialized and polluted spot I think, Gee, how I appreciate my little neck of the woods...

2 Vanilla

It smells like sweet flowers blooming in the hot spring. I love vanilla and vanilla ice-cream is the 2nd best! Well, strawberry is the best for me.

It's comforting and just reminds me of my childhood. My grandmother used to make these delicious vanilla cupcakes the just smelt amazing when they were freshly baked. It is such a soft and warm smell.

Vanilla is magical, its like a large hug by a roasted marshmallow after a rainy day

Or working out all day then your head hitting the pillow in bed

Yes, that's how magical the smell of vanilla is.

Vanilla is so creamy, delicious and it just smells like an ice cream cone in the summer stillness. If that makes any scents. Haha scents like sense haha never mind.

3 Coffee

I don't even have to drink it the smell is enough to energize me. If I could almost everything in my house would be coffee scented.

I love Coffee Ice cream, the smell is good, but the taste I don't really like that much. I think I will like Coffee later, though, as I grow into an adult.

I always make my mum a coffee each morning and in fact I've drank coffee even though I wasn't meant to because I was too young. If I could I'd have a jar of coffee beans next to me at all times, saying I LOVE coffee is an understatement

The smell of good coffee brewing in the morning while still in bed. I just lie there with my eyes closed, breathing deeply through my nose..

4 Barbecue

YES! I'm already an avid BBQ'er but the smell makes me love it even more. It doesn't even matter what you cook since it all smells great. Of course, nothing beats a briquette barbecue.

It's a very good smell but not a good taste to me and people judge me for things I don't like like what's wrong with that!

The smell alone is all it takes to get you hungry. The scent of the cooking meat and spices. Yum!

Man, the smell of a barbecue! There should be a Hugo boss aftershave called barbeque.

5 Fresh Petrol

Why do people love the smell of gas? That is just so weird. One time, I caught my 5 year old daughter sniffing the inside of my gas tank, and I had to keep her away from the car unless, we're taking her somewhere. But anyway, breathing in gasoline is the WORST part of pumping gas. Just disgusting.

I think that petrol is one of the best smells in the world. It smells like city life, like comfort and safety. Sometimes, construction smells like it which is why I always end up stopping and sniffing the air like some dog after a bone.
The other reason is that it smells poisonous but isn't really. So there's the chance of revelling in danger.

Yes I agree this is good smell to wake up to every morning! I enjoy spraying myself with AXE GAS, their newest product that smells like gasoline. People compliment me and tell me that they want some of my AXE GAS for themselves! Ha! This will make you the popular person in the workplace/school! Very good smell!

The smell of petrol always reminds me of going to the petrol station as a child with my dad, and flags of the world - in the seventies I think they were giving out stickers of world flags for you to put on a map or something.
So a friendly comforting sort of smell - although also disgusting.

6 Rain

Do you remember when you're walkin' along, outside and alone, and the only thing to keep you company is the dew drops on the flowers and trees? Come one, I mean, the smell of wet soil? There's nothing better. It's refreshing and natural and makes me go AH. Sigh.
Rain is definitely best.

I have been able to smell rain before it hits all my life, my grandpa got me into storms when I was very young. I get peace from a storm, I've chased a few tornados but the speed limits around here go from 55 down to 25 in less than a city block.

One of those amazing smells, after a long hot week and finally you start to smell the rain in the air, that smell of soil in the air and you know it coming. And then finally a beautiful shower to cool you down after a long, hard, hot week.

It's actually the absents of everyday smells that we've become so accustomed to that we don't notice them, it's why it's a refreshing smell.
I always describe it as the scent incarnation of reset because it smells like the world is resetting itself

7 Melted Chocolate

Melted chocolate, yum! That smells so good! My favorite scent is that too! Melted chocolate is in your mother's cookies and the bakeries shop!

It's so warm and sweet. I don't know how to explain it but it's a different type of warm from vanilla. It's way warmer, and it's so lovely. The smell of Valentine's Day.

Some say "Diamonds are a girls best friend" but really gentlemen, it's chocolate. The smell, the taste, the sight, and all the senses love it!

Chocolate! Yes chocolate is the best smell ever! And Melted chocolate smells about 100 times better! Makes me want chocolate just thinking about it

8 Freshly Cut Grass

Grass being cut in the summer is without question on smell that brings out the simple innocent days of summer vacation between 5th and 6th grades. Pull on my PF Flyers and I could run faster through the grass and jump higher over the mulch. Opps did I give my age away. Those were the summers that seem to be remembered but lost with the absence of kids today not venturing out from the inside comforts of ipads and video games. Come on parents shove them kids outside after you mow the lawn.

This was in fact the one of the smells that Hermione loved the most, from the love potion in Half Blood Prince. Just love it, especially after the rain

Sorry to the guys that like it...but I have allergies around cut's a good smell till I sneeze to death! SORRY!

One of the best summer smells, for sure. Reminds me of my childhood.

9 Bacon

When you smell it your mind blanks out and you just think about how good it will be to put that stuff in your mouth. It is really good!

I don't know how farts got on here. Personally I hate the smell of freshly cut grass.

I LOVE bacon! It tastes so good, it feels good too! I just love the stuff...

I think we can all agree that nothing smells better than bacon!

10 Campfires

I love the smell of campfires! Every time I smell it, it reminds me of the summer (my favourite season by the way), camping, and roasting marshmallows on the fire and making s'mores.

Camping was my favorite thing as a kid and whenever we would come back home after all my clothes would smell like campfire. IT WAS THE BEST

I thought this was going to be in the top three. I can't believe it's sixty-three! There's stuff above this that I think smells awful!

Nothing like a campfire in the summer to make me happy! Absolutely adore it, even in winter, it's so comforting and incredible just agabafah!

The Contenders
11 Popcorn

Bath and Body need to release Popcorn scented perfumes, body sprays, lotions, hand sanitizers and etc. I'm honestly surprised they haven't done it yet.

I don't even like the taste of popcorn overmuch, but I'll pop a whole bowl just to get a whiff of that buttery scent... Mm!

M! Nothing is better than sitting down at the movie theater and smelling the warm, buttery goodness of popcorn!

Demeter makes a great fragrance called Popcorn. And I always love the Popcorn flavored Jelly Bellies. Mix that with Waffle Cone smell and you're delicious

12 Garlic

Whenever I cook, I fry up some garlic. Even if it isn't in the meal I fry it because the smell makes everything taste better.

Smells like shawarma. Although it smells horrible in your mouth, it smells great when it's being cooked.

There is nothing better than the smell of cooking garlic and onions.

Lets be serious... There's nothing much better than garlic... Sort it out!

13 New Books

The smell of new books is just so refreshing, it's like a fascinating new world welcoming you.
People sometimes think I'm kinda crazy for opening up the book and just breathing in the scent instead of just reading it.

Every time I purchase new books from Barnes & Nobles I flip through every single page just to inhale that goodness.

Who said it's just new books, I love the smell of an old book because of the slight dust scent.

I love books. The smell, when you walk into a bookstore, is just unmistakable.

14 Bread

the best thing to exist in every way possible; looks good, smells good, tastes good, feels good and sounds good. what more could anyone want from a single item? bred is so cool man I wish I could live in a giant loaf of bread id be so happy forever like damn bro

It smells so good! And I don't mean the cheap bread that is in plastic bags and already cut, I mean REAL and fresh bread.

That smell of fresh out of the oven bread once you enter the bakery. Smells so warm and welcoming.

Really love this smell of bread. The best is hot Portuguese Bread
To dunk in your Sunnyside up eggs for breakfast!

Or for dipping in soupushcalden. YUM,

15 Flowers

In springtime tons of tulips bloom at my house, so every time you walk out the door you're hit with the smell of flowers. SO GOOD!

Flowers smell magnificent and magical, no wonder why there are so many perfumes with the scent of flowers!

So many flowers. So many smells. As long as it's not the Amorphophallus titanium flower, they all pretty much smell terrific.

One of the most beautiful things in nature and quite possibly what produces it's nicest smells.

16 Bakery

When you go to the grocery store early in the morning and the bakery is baking bread and the smell is all over the store and it just about literally pulls you to the bakery department. The smell of fresh baked bread is heart warming.

My grandparents used to own a donut shop and I remember visiting them and smelling the fresh dough and glaze, put me in heaven, I just love the smell.

Step into the bakery and it's a whole new world, smells fresh and welcoming. Very sweet smell, smells like winter and autumn.

One of my favorite things about going to the bakery (besides eating the food) is the smell of baked pastries.

17 Peppermint

I know the holiday season is coming around when stores and homes start smelling like this.

I think peppermint is the best, it is my favorite flavor of all time!

Peppermint has such a calm and sweet smell I love it so much!

It has such a sweet scent mixed with a tang, that I just love!

18 Forest

They are so peaceful and quiet but the best part about them is the smell. Its just so calming and relives all your stress. Pine forests are my favorite.

I love the forest, there are all kinds of smells from the trees and from everything that surrounds us.

Invigorating, uplifting, cleansing, esp during or right after it rains...the very best!

Smells like life and hope and fresh air... In short freedom.

19 Spearmint

It reminds me of toothpaste and clean teeth...

Ah, reminds me of all the gum I've chewed...

The sequel to peppermint.

My favorite smell

20 Girl's Neck

What's all this obsession with flesh!? Are y'all just creepy or is everyone on this site secretly a serial killer who smells their victims?

A neck doesn't smells like anything, if anything the smell is probably perfume.

I've never smelled another girl's neck before.

Yes I agree, girls neck smell very good, drives me wild every time.

21 Subway Subway is a privately held American fast food restaurant franchise that primarily purveys submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads. Subway is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the worldand, as of June 2017, has approximately 45,000 stores located in more than 100 countries. More than half of the more.

I never really thought about it but subway smells really good.

Subway always smells fresh and like your local pizza shop.

This is the best, Subway smells amazing from the smell of the fresh bread to the verity of toppings

Such a nostalgic smell.

22 Coconut

The smell is subtle but it feels like meditation. I just the vibe coconuts give off in general.

Overwhelmingly tropical. Mix it up with mango to create a heavenly aroma.

M, coconut. I could add coconut to almost anything and make it work.

Awesome! Especially if it's a bar of soap (New Zealand's full of coconuts)

23 New Car

Reminds me of the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay. It will never stay forever but boy is it good

New car smell. Doesn't matter what the make is. It's all good.

Especially during a hot Summer day. Such a relaxing smell!

Seriously, doesn't everyone love that new car smell?

24 Chocolate Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, and often flavored with vanilla.

Its just the best. You can't compare it to anything else. Its that smell on valentines day when you open a heart box from a special someone and the coco fills your nose. You can't resist.

Chocolate. It's so sweet and delicious. Do I even need to explain?

Always would be good to go to a chocolate factory.

Covered strawberries with whipped cream..MM

25 Fresh Cookies

One of the most appealing scents is a scent of cookies that were just baked from the oven. Especially chocolate chip cookies.

The smell awesome I would die for chocolate chip chunk mega chocolate chip chunk chip cookie.

The smell of all that chocolate and the vanilla with it sometimes, it makes my mouth water.

Ahhh, the smell of homemade cookies throughout the house, is there truly anything better?

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