List of Sensory Words: Smell

Enjoy our latest list of sensory words to help you make new connections and see things differently. Catch a whiff of fragrant new words and smell the connections as you think up new ideas. Sometimes all it takes is a simple word to trigger a host of connections stored away inside your head. Anyone can be creative and anyone can come up with the next BIG IDEA. Start building a solid creativity foundation...see things differently....the IDEAS will come. Open your nostrils and start tickling your olfactory receptors. Use these words to trigger random ideas.

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List of Scented Words

  • Acidic
  • Acrid
  • Agreeable
  • Airy
  • Aromatic
  • Aloe milk
  • Almond
  • Ammonia
  • Antiseptic
  • Apple
  • Apple Blossom
  • Apricot
  • Aromatic
  • Asphyxiating
  • Astringent
  • Avo-cucumber
  • Baby powder
  • Badedas
  • Baked bread
  • Banana
  • Black cherry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Blueberry
  • Bouquet
  • Bubblegum
  • Burnt
  • Buttercreme
  • Butterscotch
  • Buttery
  • Camphor
  • Candyfloss
  • Caramel
  • Caramel Pumpkin
  • Cedar wood
  • Cheesy
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate-orange
  • Choca-moca
  • Cigarettes
  • Cinnamon
  • Citronella oil
  • Citrus
  • Citrusy
  • Clove
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coca-Cola
  • Coconut
  • Coconut-lime
  • Comforting
  • Compost
  • Coriander
  • Corky
  • Cucumber
  • Dank
  • Decayed
  • Deodorizing
  • Diesel
  • Disagreeable
  • Disgusting
  • Distinctive
  • Doggy
  • Doughy
  • Dusty
  • Earthy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Evil-smelling
  • Fishy
  • Floury
  • Flowery
  • Forest Fern
  • Foul
  • Fragranced
  • Fragrance-free
  • Fresh
  • Fresh coffee
  • Fresh linen
  • Freshly baked bread
  • Fruitiness
  • Fruity
  • Fustiness
  • Gassy
  • Grape
  • Grassy
  • Herbal
  • Honey
  • Honeysuckle
  • Ice-cream
  • Incense
  • Intoxicating
  • Jasmine
  • Keen-scented
  • Lavender
  • Leathery
  • Leaves
  • Lemony
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lilac
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lime
  • Liquorice
  • Litchi
  • Lit matches
  • Magnolia
  • Malodorous
  • Mandarin
  • Mango
  • Manure
  • Marjoram
  • Marshmallow
  • Masculine
  • Medicinal
  • Melon
  • Metallic
  • Mildewed
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Minty
  • Moldy
  • Musky
  • Musk
  • Musty
  • New
  • Nicotine
  • Nose-piercing
  • Nose-tickling
  • Nougat
  • Noxious
  • Ocean Mist
  • Odourless
  • Offensive
  • Oily
  • Old
  • Old baseball gloves
  • Olive Blossom
  • Oniony
  • Orange
  • Orange Ginger
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pear
  • Penetrating
  • Peppermint
  • Peppery
  • Perfumed
  • Perfumy
  • Petrol
  • Pina-colada
  • Pineapple
  • Piney
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Plastic
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Pong
  • Poo
  • Popcorn
  • Pot-Pourri
  • Pungent
  • Putrid
  • Rain
  • Rancid
  • Raspberry
  • Reeking
  • Reeky
  • Reeks
  • Rooibos
  • Rooibos-orange
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Rotten
  • Rotten egg
  • Rotten garbage
  • Rotten meat
  • Salty
  • Sandalwood
  • Savoury
  • Scented
  • Scentless
  • Sea Breeze
  • Sharp
  • Sickly
  • Sickening
  • Skunky
  • Smelly
  • Smell-less
  • Smoke-free
  • Smoky
  • Sniffable
  • Soil
  • Sour
  • Sour Milk
  • Sparkling Champagne
  • Spearmint
  • Spiced Pumpkin
  • Spicy
  • Spoiled
  • Stale
  • Stench
  • Stifling
  • Stinking
  • Stinky
  • Strawberry
  • Suffocating
  • Sugary
  • Sulphur
  • Sweaty
  • Sweet
  • Sweet Melon
  • Sweet & sour
  • Sweet-scented
  • Sweet-smelling
  • Tangerine
  • Tart
  • Tempting
  • Thyme
  • Tutti-frutti
  • Unscented
  • Urine
  • Vanilla
  • Vinegary
  • Violet
  • Watermelon
  • Wet-dog
  • Whiff
  • Whiffable
  • Wild Jasmine
  • Wintergreen
  • Woody
  • Woodsy
  • Wood Spice
  • Yeasty
  • Ylang-Ylang

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