29 Of The Strangest Smells People Admit They Secretly Love, And Some Of Them Are Real Freaky

There's a post on X going viral asking, "What's a weird smell that you like?"

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Personally, for me, it's a water fountain at a mall in the '90s.

A large American flag hangs in a shopping mall atrium with a central water fountain and surrounding plants
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But this post isn't about me! So, here are other people's favorite weird smells:

2. Home Depots.

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3. This specific permanent marker:

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4. Bone dust.

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5. Underground parking garages.

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6. A freshly opened back of cards.

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7. Asphalt.

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9. A purple Mr. Sketch marker.

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10. Money fresh from an ATM.

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11. Basements.

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12. Old books.

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13. The water at amusement park rides.

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14. Chlorine.

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15. Onions and garlic on your hands after chopping them.

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16. These plastic blow things:

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17. Car exhaust on a cold winter's morning.

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18. Blood.

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19. The tire section at Costco.

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20. An ice rink.

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21. The smoke from a blown out candle.

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22. Sharpies.

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23. Amoxicillin.

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24. Hand sanitizer.

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25. A cat's head.

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26. A wrist after taking off a watch.

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27. Bleach.

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28. Gasoline.

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29. The ground after it rains.

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30. And lastly, dog feet.

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