I think there are way too many absolutely disgusting smells that can make you vomit, on which you can choke and die. The reason we are so sensitive to smell versus anything any other sensory signals is that the olfactory signals go straight to your brain. I don't know how to explain this, but you can look up this info.
I used to detest chloride (highly concentrated) that was used in Russian "toilets" - this smell was not only aggressive on your nose, but you'll experience the "cutting" pain in your eyes, as if you are losing your eyesight, something you really need being in those "toilet rooms". Consider yourself lucky you've never seen them.
Fish smell, wound smell, corpse... Chemical smells, rotten eggs. Strong perfume that causes immediate headache.
Besides, if you have migraines, even non-offensive smells can make you vomit as well, which is especially painful if you did not eat anything.
But, honestly, I don't keep track of the offensive smells.
I'd rather smell coffee right out the jar and lilacs.
I have experienced migraines, so I know exactly what you are talking about. I have also smelled rotting wounds, and it is enough to fill up a house with a nauseating smell. I agree, I would rather smell something nice like that! lol
Now that someone mentioned rotting garbage - Toronto City Workers went on strike in the middle of July (the hottest month) and they just did not pick up garbage or some stuff was just piling in one of the parks downtown. That was uncalled for!!!
There are many that come to mind and made me want to hurl. The worst for me is probably decaying flesh (animal-haven't experienced human) but it is the most pungent, lingering, horrid smell. Unforgettable.
Many summers ago a groundhog died underneath the tool shed in our backyard, and obviously we didn't know about it till he'd been fermenting under there for a while and started to stink up the yard. My Dad and I had to go into the shed and start pulling up the plywood floor boards to find the late Mr. Groundhog, and when we finally uncovered him in all of his maggot infested glory, we both had to run outside and lose our lunch.
1. Bloated old dead sheep left lying around in the hills, stumbled across on a summer's walk. 2. Festering wound on a maggotty stray cat which I rescued and had put to sleep pronto by a vet. 3. Unemptied food scrap bin from a closed restaurant, summer's night walking home to heotel (on a romantic holiday.) 4. Old Limberger cheese - a dutch speciality. We bought some to eat on a picnic but had to throw it into the woods as soon as we opened the sealed pack. Slimy, yellowing stink laden mass of pong.
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