Smell Words

In In Praise of Smelly Places, Altantic.com writer Emily Badger notes that, although distinctive smells are intrinsic to urban landscapes, we seldom ponder and plan for smells in part because we barely have the vocabulary to do so.

Start changing that today by reviewing this list of words associated with smell.

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