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words to describe smells

Words to describe pleasant smells:

scented (especially from flowers, plants, or fruits, artificially scented candles, or essence oil)

aromatic (especially from food or coffee)



For unpleasant smells:


stinking (especially from decaying objects, like fish)

musty (especially books, rooms, or clothes; old and not fresh; especially because they have not been used or been in fresh air for a long time.)

acrid (so strong that it hurts your nose)

odor (strong, unpleasant, easy to recognize: body odor, diesel/kerosene odor)

stench (strong, unpleasant, makes it hard for you to breathe or makes you feel sick)

reek (of beer/tobacco)




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