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What smells do you dislike?

Are there any smells you absolutely cannot tolerate?  Ones that make you run the other way. 

Posted - May 29


  • 6462
    1. Pot
    2. Vomit
    3. Poop
      May 29, 2020 5:05 PM MDT

  • 13619
    burning marijuana

    paper factory smell

    hot tar

    body odor

    pork rinds

    rotten eggs


      May 29, 2020 5:43 PM MDT

  • 14893
    I dislike the smell of de'feet ,that ain't add a good wash in ages...:( 
      May 29, 2020 5:58 PM MDT

  • 16933
    Smells usually do not bother me at all.

    But spoiled chocolate milk would be the closest for me.  :)
      May 29, 2020 6:05 PM MDT

  • 9051
    A drowned cow rotting in a gravel pit.
      May 29, 2020 8:10 PM MDT

  • 8211
    Stinky ones.
      May 29, 2020 10:47 PM MDT

  • 7057
    I once worked in a commercial laundry that washed hospital stuff. Puke was the worst. However, I dislike garlic if it is strong.
      May 30, 2020 8:14 AM MDT

  • 9051
    Did you have to scrape the puke off the linens and put in the organics recycle container?
      May 30, 2020 8:48 AM MDT

  • 7057
    NO!  There was an old boss guy who musta had no sense of smell who did that stuff, but if we found any, we still had to take it over to him. He had a special washer that always ran red with bloody surgical linens. 
      May 31, 2020 5:49 AM MDT

  • 37752


      I find the smell of marijuana smoke to be quite offensive.  Cigarette snake also, but not to the same degree, however, when in the presence of chain smokers who have the stench emulating from their breath, their pores, their hair, their clothing, the interiors of their cars, workspaces, homes, etc., count me out.

      Burning or burnt toast.
      Burning or burnt popcorn.
      Bad breath (the halitosis that stems from poor dental hygiene, illness, disease, etc.)

      Onion breath.
      Garlic breath.
      Alcoholics’ breath.
      Freshly-laid fertilizer.
      Freshly-laid tar or asphalt.
      Fetid garbage.
      Exhaust fumes.
      Smog/polluted air.
      Burning rubber.
      Burning plastic.
      Burning hair.
      Burning oil that hits the car engine, from a leak, for instance.
      Stagnant, moldy, algae-filled water.
      My wife’s fingernail polish as she’s applying it and the bottles are open (once it dries, it has no odor).
      Certain makeup products that women wear, especially when it’s caked on as thick as greasepaint. 


      May 30, 2020 10:28 PM MDT

  • 7057
    Gee, I like fresh asphalt. However, it makes a difference how much and what kind of mix is involved. 
      May 31, 2020 5:53 AM MDT

  • 37752


      I think that almost any answer(s) to the posted question could be rebutted by others stating they like what another person doesn’t like; I almost fell into that trap myself when I read some answers. There’s not much validity to countering others’ answers, because all of this is based on opinion, there is no right or wrong. Unless, of course, it’s Slart and his Vegemite. 


      May 31, 2020 7:02 AM MDT

  • 11021
    Vomit, peanut butter, cat poop and cat urine are the worst. One reason why I cannot tolerate tom cats, they spray everywhere.
      May 31, 2020 2:39 AM MDT

  • 22876
    the ones that smell disgusting
      June 22, 2020 3:40 PM MDT