Best Smells In the World

Everyone has a scent that makes their tastebuds tingle.

The Top Ten

1 Fresh Petrol

I love filling ma tank

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.

Love the smell of petrol, and the exhaust fumes from petrol cars (without cat converters! )

I think its bad for you, but I like it

2 Fresh Air

THIS IS SO AWESOME I LOVE THIS SMELL when my mom opens the windows during fall, she can never get me to get away from the window. I literally fall asleep to this smell, it helps me feel so calm and at peace. Love this - lolzchoco

Air has no scent LOL


I enjoy the air. It is very airy and wonderful. It makes me feel lightheaded and helps me forget my problems. It takes me away from the stress of everyday life.

3 Vanilla

I love vanilla

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 one of the best smells ever. Most desserts I like have a vanilla flavor.
*smells vanilla* AAAH - PhoenixAura81

4 Bacon

As a great man named Homer once said-mmmmmmmmmmmm, Bacon - Razor79

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! - thedude

Yum! - PhilTheCorgi

Bacon is awesome and if you don't like the smell of bacon your not American

5 Rain

Not the rain, the earth after the rain - Xenothor

Petrichor is the absolute best smell in the world.

Makes me shiver, makes everything seem young and renewed. Ah

Fresh, new
Wet Pavement

6 Barbecue

BBQ Ribs smell really good - DrayTopTens


I love DJ BBQ's recipes.

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

7 Freshly Cut Grass

Fresh cut grass on a lazy, hazy summer afternoon is the best only after Autumn leaves crunching underfoot on a clear crisp October morning with the smell of smoke from a wood stove wafting through the air

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

Everyone loves it but they can't admit it. - ozzydog12

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

8 Campfires

I love the burning smell

It just smells like burning wood.that's a good smell

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! - BKAllmighty

A little Smokey...don't get me wrong it's a good taste but it is kinda bad to breath that in!

9 Coffee

You stole my idea ree

It's a pretty good townn mate

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..

A smell that reminds you of a happy morning breakfast and feeling that will leave you warm

10 Popcorn

The melted butter plus the fluffy, salty popcorn make this so awesome of a smell. - booklover1

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!

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

It ain't fluffy. Want something fluffy to eat at a movie theatre, GET MARSHMALLOWS!


The Contenders

11 Melted Chocolate

Yess how is this not in the first top ten

I'm drooling over this one. - ozzydog12


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

12 Girl's Neck

Erika smells like neck


omg girls necks are the best thing ever and I'm a girl but gotta love it

Wow what a smell wowie

13 New Books

I go to bookstores regularly not to buy books but just to smell them

I love the crisp smell of new books!

It's like a smell full of possibilities and a great second life

It's a wonderful smell

14 Swamp

What are you doing in my swamp

Eww! No offense, but this is disgusting. - PhilTheCorgi

Donkey is that you?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAMP! - Datguyisweird666

15 Garlic

What the frick guys who in the world even suggested this? :) by the way, dying with laughter. - lolzchoco

Garlic smells horrible makes your breath smell so bad nobody wants to be around you

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.

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

16 New Car

Black ice

That smells good. - PhoenixAura81

Smell of a brand new Mercedes!

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

17 Clorox

i like it

The smell alone can kill you. So I would say among the worst. - Spicygarlic

Nah Clorox is great to drink its good for your cholesterol

Actually, clorox is basically bleach, and if you drink bleach, it could kill you, because it's poison. - PhilTheCorgi

Just don't drink it

18 Lysol

Lmao yass sweet and fresh~

19 New Shoes

They smelll so god

I will go into a shoe store just to get a whiff of that new shoe smell. I may be broke and not have money to by shoes. I just love the smell.

I can't stop burying my nose in a pair of new shoes, until I wear them a couple of times, then it wears off.

I lock my room and just smell my shoes. I can't take my nose out from the shoes.

20 Laundry Detergent

Laundry Detergent smells like all things comfy and cozy. I can't even begin to describe what it smells like to me.

Sometimes I go into the laundry room and smell the Gain. I want to eat it.

Fresh and clean... The ideal scent to make you go ah, especially in Morning Lemon scent.

It smells like powdered freshness, I just wanna sniff it.

21 Spearmint

My favorite smell

Spearmint is amazing to smell

Spearmint smells really good smells like good breath

It reminds me of toothpaste and clean teeth...

22 Babies

When I was 2 (technically a toddler), my aunt would powder and put lotion on me and I would smell really good after my baths and diaper changes.

Babies with clothes washed in Dreft


All my babies smelled fresh and clean and when they didn't, I gave them back to their mother.

23 Bread

THE BEST SMELL PEOPLE! Every time I go grocery shopping, I have to stop by the bread section, stand there, and breathe in the smell for a good five minutes. - lolzchoco

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,

Bread smells like heaven but not when it is but ed

Freshly baked bread m

24 Peppermint

Love IT! It reminds me of candy canes!

I love the smell of Peppermint. It makes me feel fresh

Hurts my nose

Bleeech! Peppermint should be the number 1 worst smell ever! - lizard302

25 Flowers

Flowers smell good

How is flowers #33? Laundry Detergent is above this. People have no sense of smell

Of course! What a beautiful classic!

It's so nice to smell

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26 Bakery

Yes yes yes I LOVE BREAD you should try colombian bread

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.

The smell of freshly cooked bread straight out the oven it's almost as good as petrol but not quite

What exactly is that smell?

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27 Money

Nothing smells like rupaiya...

Best smell of greed...

More than u hahaahah briefcase hahaah briefcase hahaahahaah teo

28 Deodorant

Yes admit that, I just love the scents of deos - Ananya

K but women's deoderant is better

29 KFC

I can taste that crispy drumstick now!

The best in the world!

Smells great, even though I'm vegetarian!

30 Tide

One of my favorites for sure. I love that febreeze came out with sprays in tide scent

31 Swiss Chalet Fries

I'd just say Swiss Chalet, altogether. The chicken, the sauce, the fries, the ribs, everything. Mind you, only Canadians understand this one. - BKAllmighty

The best with cheese boi

32 Cherry Blossoms

I love cherry blossoms and they're beautiful but unfortunately I'm allergic to them.

Um, ok, why is this 37 and Petrol #1? The smell of cherry blossoms smells like possibilities, it's a sweet, wholesome smell but not overwhelming like lilacs. Petrol is a sharp, silvery, plate-glassy scent that just reminds me of countless hours in a glaringly bright classroom. Cherry blossoms have GOT to be number 1 for me. Vanilla is a close second.

It's preeetty good. better than petrol

its op

33 Marker Pens

Why is this last?! THIS SMELL IS AMAZING! its dope people, so very dope. - lolzchoco

Everyones had a sniff and enjoyed it. - ozzydog12

No one can deny it's the best smell

I like sharpies the best. I sniff it in class and people look at me like I'm crazy.

34 Body Spray

This is the best

Grape is amazing

35 Pumpkin

Soup is amazing

36 Forest

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

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

Forest is beautiful like deer living in the forest - SpencerJC

It reminds me of my childhood... the forest is the smell of home to me. Especially in the mornings, right after a spring dew...

37 Coconut

HMM, I love the smell of soap on humans.

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

So tropical! Makes me wanna travel to Hawaii.

Yes! So tropical and comforting. Especially in a cake or in body wash

38 Dove Soap

*sniff sniff. Mmh*

39 Fireworks

Love it

i love it

40 Tacos Tacos A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.

TACOS! I love tacos so much my whole house smells like tacos. We're having tacos for dinner tonight. I love tacos.

Nothing compares to some very well prepared tacos!

Yes! Especially with salsa and sour cream...


41 Chocolate

Always a winner

Always a winner

Its heavenly... - Ananya


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42 Fresh Baked Bread

Worth a couple of trips around the block when a bakery is in full force!

Makes me full when I haven't eaten for a while. so pleasing.

Comforting and makes you feel hungry.

Makes me HUNGRY...

43 Cinnamon

Great scent! Just don't do the cinnamon challenge please!

Makes me think of Christmas

Smells like the dumpster

The spice must flow

44 Horse Horse The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae, and can be tamed, bred, and trained, as a mount.

Even their poop smells nice!

I put this in "search" and am so pleased to see they it was already added. They have a wonderful scent - even their manure. A real countryside smell. - Britgirl

Smells like my aunt butt

What if she secretly had a top tens account and saw your comment about her? - PhilTheCorgi

I love horses so much (I'm an equestrienne). It is true, they smell musty, like rain, countryside. It's beautiful!

45 Lavender

I always fall asleep with the smell of lavender

Most relaxing smell ever!



46 Fish

At my hometown, the annual fish fry was among my favourite things (and I never ate a piece of fish once). It was purely because of the smell. - BKAllmighty

I was born in Alaska and I always go up there every Summer to visit so I’m used to the fish smell and now that I’m so used to it it’s kinda refreshing and I know that may seem weird to a lot of people but that’s how it is.

47 Fast Food

Hjs and Dominos is the best

Taste even better than it smells, so good. Yum mostly Mc Donalds and Wendy's,or maybe Arbys.

48 Cannabis

This smell is absolutely horrible lmao why is this even on the list? Especially higher than the mist? - lolzchoco

Gotta be mate... just gotta be the fresh smell of Mary Jayne!

I don't like the smell of cannabis, because it's a drug. - PhilTheCorgi

Lemon mixed with pine.. sometimes with a little skunk smell in there. Sometimes it kinda smells like Flintstone vitamins. Good .

49 Winterfresh Mint


50 Farms


Not usually considered "the best smell" but I really do love the smell of a working farm. Horses; cows and pigs have a wonderful smell which is heightened in warm weather. It's such a comforting scent. And yes, I love the scent of the animals' manure too (not that I make any great effort to seek it out and stick my nose in it). I live very close to the countryside and sometimes I just take long walks by neighbouring farms just to breathe in that wonderful air. Beautiful. - Britgirl

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Updated 30 Oct 2018

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