Best Smells In the World

Everyone has a scent that makes their tastebuds tingle.

The Top Ten

1 Fresh Petrol

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.

I LOVE The smell of fresh petrol in the morning but back to the point it is amazing whenever a car drives by I take a deep breath and make it last! Some people might say it is one of the worst smells in the word, but to me it's HEAVEN!

It just smells so good. It is an addictive smell and once you smell it you don't want to stop. It may kill your brain cells but I say it is worth it

I have loved the smell since I was 4 years old. Lol.

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2 Fresh Air

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.

I like it because I just love waking up in the morning and smelling nice fresh air.

I live in West Virginia, and we have plenty of it... Once you get away from all the cities of course.

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... - praga37

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3 Vanilla

Vanilla smells like... "everything is gonna be all right" and "warm fire place in winter" and love.

It smells like love, warm hugs, and you'll always have a friend...

This smell could be the best smell in the world cause it smells awesome!

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.

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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

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


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5 Rain

The most refreshing, energizing and best smell in the whole world. Nothing smells better! Petrol #1 are you crazy?! That's why humanity is collapsing.

Mm so good, specially when it's the first rain after long time. Wish I could put it in a bottle. Garlic? Are you serious? Yeah I guess when it's raw maybe but still rain is the best. Calms my head, so peaceful.

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.


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6 Barbecue

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

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!

Good old American heritage! BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken. I'll take BBQ over anything!

BBQ Ribs smell really good - DrayTopTens

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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

Freshly cut grass is more than amazing

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8 Campfires

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!

I love the smell of campfires, it reminds me of late night camping with my family.

It smells gross after awhile

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9 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

Doesn’t smell good. I just don’t like popcorn. - PhoenixAura81

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10 Coffee

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

When I wake up, I immediately smell my moms coffee and say "coffee again" even before I realize I'm cold.


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The Contenders

11 Melted Chocolate

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

Awesomeness is the name of chocolate.


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12 Girl's Neck

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

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

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?

Haha. NO! - PhoenixAura81

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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

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14 Swamp

Donkey is that you?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAMP! - Datguyisweird666


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

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15 Garlic

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.

It just brings out the best in cooking ingredients.

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16 New Car

Smell of a brand new Mercedes!

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

New car smells so good I would like to stay in it all the time

That smells good. - PhoenixAura81

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17 Clorox

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

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

Yes please - EliHbk

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18 Lysol

Lmao yass sweet and fresh~

19 New Shoes

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.

New shoes smell amazing because they smell brand new and not like someone's foot!

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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.

Once I sniffed it too hard my nose started bleeding

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21 Spearmint

Spearmint is amazing to smell

Spearmint smells really good smells like good breath

It reminds me of toothpaste and clean teeth...

Yes oh my god

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22 Babies

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

It depends on if they smell good or bad

Great new born smell good

I made one hahaahah briefcase teo hahaa

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23 Bread

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

And eucalyptus omgg smells so good, and nail polish remover and viks and permanent marker and also paint

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25 Money

Nothing smells like rupaiya...

Best smell of greed...

More than u hahaahah briefcase hahaah briefcase hahaahahaah teo

26 Deodorant

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

K but women's deoderant is better

27 Flowers

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

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

28 Bakery

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?


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 Marker Pens

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.

Yes! That inky smell tickles my nose!

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33 Cherry Blossoms

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.

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

its op

It's preeetty good. better than petrol

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34 Body Spray

Grape is amazing

35 Forest

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

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

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...

36 Coconut

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

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

HMM, I love the smell of soap on humans.

Smells lovely

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37 Pumpkin

Soup is amazing

38 Dove Soap

*sniff sniff. Mmh*

39 Fireworks

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!

Comforting and makes you feel hungry.

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

Makes me HUNGRY...

43 Cinnamon

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

Makes me think of Christmas

Smells like the dumpster


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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.

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

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

I'm around horses so much and love this smell SO much I think it should be in top 10!

Even their poop smells nice!

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45 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.

46 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.

47 Mentos

It's so minty and so fresh

The grape is the best

Grape is the best

48 Lavender

I always fall asleep with the smell of lavender

Most relaxing smell ever!



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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