Best Smells In the World

Everyone has a scent that makes their tastebuds tingle.

The Top Ten

1 Fresh Petrol

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

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

I love it, but my parents say that it's unhealthy to think this.

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2 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... - praga37

When you have a blocked nose all you want is that Fresh Air

so good

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.

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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

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4 Bacon


Yum! - PhilTheCorgi

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

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5 Rain

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

Fresh, new
Wet Pavement

Very peaceful like how could people not like it. If you are coming home from a long day and it's raining it's very peaceful to just go outside and wear a rain jacket or something like a gazebo to protect you from being wet it's just the best thing in the world


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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.

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7 Freshly Cut Grass

Freshly cut grass is more than amazing

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

The crayola silly scents put grass smell on the stinky smell side lol I love the smell

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8 Campfires

It smells gross after awhile

They remind me of camp and a overnight trip my class took when I was in grade 6

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!

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9 Coffee

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

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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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!

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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

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12 Girl's Neck

Wow what a smell wowie

Haha. NO! - PhoenixAura81

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?

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

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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

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

Donkey is that you?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAMP! - Datguyisweird666


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15 Garlic

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

It just brings out the best in cooking ingredients.

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.

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16 New Car

That smells good. - PhoenixAura81

Smell of a brand new Mercedes!

I love New car smell but we got a air freshener for Car and it was.the post to be the new.Car smell and it smelled like throw up. It.gave me a head ack

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

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17 Clorox

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


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18 Lysol

Lmao yass sweet and fresh~

19 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.

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20 New Shoes

The only time your shoes don't smell like sweaty feet

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

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.

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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

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.

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23 Bread

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,

Freshly baked bread m

Bread smells like heaven but not when it is but ed

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

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25 Money

Nothing smells like rupaiya...

Best smell of greed...

More than u hahaahah briefcase hahaah briefcase hahaahahaah teo

26 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

27 Deodorant

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

K but women's deoderant is better

28 Bakery

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?


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

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

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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)

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

So tropical! Makes me wanna travel to Hawaii.

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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

The spice must flow

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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.

Even their poop smells nice!

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!

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

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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 Lavender

I always fall asleep with the smell of lavender

Most relaxing smell ever!



48 Mentos

It's so minty and so fresh

The grape is the best

Grape is the best

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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