10 Really Weird Smells We All Secretly Like

Some smells are universally perceived as pleasant: coffee brewing in the morning, garlic potatoes roasting in the oven, a breakfast casserole with hash browns and sausage. Aside from food, likely everyone loves the smell of a clean, fresh home, a warm ocean breeze, and babies. But then there are some smells that people fancy that may seem a little bit weird.

Ahead, discover some of the top weird things netizens admitted to secretly enjoying the smell of. There’s no shame in it, so go on and join the olfactory extravaganza by checking out the best worst smells people kind of like sniffing.

10 Really Weird Smells We All Secretly Like

1. Sunscreen

It reminds me of my childhood times when we went to the beach.

2. Lumber

Not ashamed to say I have visited Home Depot just to smell the lumber. Reminds me of being a kid in my dad’s workshop.

3. Tires

Tire stores are great because I love the smell of new rubber.

4. Gasoline

It reminds me of the times as a child my Dad would let me help him pump the gas into Moms station wagon.

5. Scotch Tape

It reminds me of opening Christmas presents when I was little.

6. Wet Dirt

Wet dirt after a good rain, in the summer, out on our land.

7. Puppy Breath

If you’ve never had a puppy lick your face and smell their breath, try it.

8. The Bottom of Dogs Feet

Have you ever noticed that dog toes smell like corn chips?

9. Rain on Hot Pavement

Reminds me of playing in the rain as a child.

10. Tobacco

Smoke from an old pipe. The smell reminds me of my pop.

Do you secretly enjoy any of the weird smells from the list? Please let us know in the comments section below — we’d love to hear from you!


I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

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