What is the worst smell that you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing?

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  1. Relationshipc profile image87
    Relationshipcposted 5 years ago

    What is the worst smell that you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing?

    And, if you want, share how it made you feel. 

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  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Human flesh. It is a part of war. Enuf said.

  3. kallini2010 profile image78
    kallini2010posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. kallini2010 profile image78
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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!!!

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've worked at a few hospitals, so I know this smell well. Agreed.

    2. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, a person had lymphatic problems in the lower legs, everything was weeping and sloughing, going rotten, swollen, the size of tree trunks, ugly.   The smell made me almost reach!

  5. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 5 years ago

    Oh gosh, so many to choose from! But the one that made me most sick is the smell of fresh tar. But then again I am allergic to tar, so I'm sure this had something to do with my reaction.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      See, I like the smell of fresh tar. That's interesting. I'm sure some people, without allergies to it, don't like it either.

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    Justsilvieposted 5 years ago

    A dead body laying in a warm apartment for days and a pork Processing plant near where I lived.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! I can imagine enough to actually gag.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    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. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ewwww...What else can I say...

  8. EJ Lambert profile image71
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    A two-day old bout of diarreah left in a bar toilet that had no air circulation.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OMG! Yep, I could imagine that would be my top to if I had smelled that. *gag*

  9. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    Here's a quick list :

    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.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I wonder what is next for you. smile

  10. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    Dead bodies.  I had to visit a morgue as punishment for a DUI offense.  It is definitely a uniquely unpleasant and unmistakable stench.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting punishment - and memorable to say the least. I think that is a great way to convert people from drinking while driving...make them face the unpleasant stench of death. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Codebreak profile image73
    Codebreakposted 5 years ago

    Skunk smell.  I am hypersensetive to smells. I can be very hungry start cooking and by the end I'm so nauseated I can't eat.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I looked it up - I think being hypersensitive to smells is called hyperosmia. I know that if I go into a fish restaurant my appetite disappears immediately, so I kind of have an idea of what you mean.

  12. BChild75 profile image58
    BChild75posted 5 years ago

    Sour milk is one very foul smell I don't wish to encounter!!

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, that's a bad one!

 
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