Top 10 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'.

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

Loveeeeee, it's mostly subtle, but it's sweet without being overpowering. Some people say it's boring but oh my god vanilla cookies!

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.

3 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!

4 Coffee

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

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.

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..

5 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...

6 Rain

best smell, I think I just like earthy smells in general but dirt and soil is just the best smell ever. I like it because its not sweet at all, and you can never get tired of it. sweet smells are great, but sometimes it can just be headache inducing.

Specifically the smell on the ground after a summer rainstorm after a long dry smell. I believe it's called Petrichor. Takes me back to childhood every time

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.

7 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.

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!

8 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.

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!

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.

9 Melted Chocolate

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.

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!

I love chocolate. It's my favourite flavour of all time. Not dark chocolate though. Just milk and white chocolate. That picture is also great.

10 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 grass...it's a good smell till I sneeze to death! SORRY!

The Contenders
11 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.

12 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!

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

13 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.

14 New Books

What? Where's Old Books? Old books smell better. No two books smell the same. I loved to visit my local bookstore and just spend the hours there sniffing and reading books.

I think its just books generally that smell good. especially old books that haven't been opened in a while, it just has that distinct smell. I think the certain smell was called biblichor?

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.

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.

16 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!

17 Fresh Baked Bread

I love to bake, and it's the most common smell in my house. My family is constantly baking bread, cookies, cake, muffins, you name it.

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.

18 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.

19 Spearmint

I love it. I've always wanted to smell like spearmint and vanilla, or spearmint and lavender.

It reminds me of toothpaste and clean teeth...

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

20 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!

21 KFC KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories as of December 2015. The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant... read more

Nothing like the smell of KFC! Once you smell it, it makes you hungry all over again.

Smells great, even though I'm vegetarian!

I can taste that crispy drumstick now!

22 Lavender

Most relaxing smell ever!

23 Freshly Baked Cake
24 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.

25 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.

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