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Lexicon of Smell

It’s well known among people who work in the area of olfaction that the English language is a wasteland when it comes to vocabulary for scent. This is especially painful when it is your job to describe perfume and constantly have to resort to “smells like” or “has the smell of” over and over. The Lexicon of Smell is an experimental glossary that aims to fill this void with new words for olfactory experience. It offers neologisms to go alongside the more descriptive vignettes of The Language of Smell. New entries will be shown in color until the next update, when they will be changed permanently to black.
 
abatteath - (noun) the scent of accumulated bloody deaths in one spot, as in an abattoir.
     Etymology
          From abattoir + death.
 
acloon - (noun) a smooth scent.
     Etymology
          Onomatopoeia.
 
adhelue - (noun) the scent of glue.
     Etymology
          From adhesive + glue.
 
adiposoiter - (noun) a heavy, fatty smell that hangs in the air physically, or seemingly physically; an occurrence of this.
     Etymology
          From adipose + loiter.
adiposoitrous - (adjective) having a heavy, fatty smell that hangs in the air physically, or seemingly physically.
 
aeolusp - (noun) the scent of a dusty, windy desert.
     Etymology
          From Aeolus + cusp.
 
aesthiodor - (noun) the scent of an art studio.
     Etymology
          From aesthetic + odor.
 
agnathajar - (noun) the smell of a fish tank.
     Etymology
          From Agnatha + jar.
 
algosanostos - (noun) a nostalgic scent.
     Etymology
          From Algos (from Algea [Ancient Greek: Ἄλγεα; singular: Ἄλγος], personification of "pain") + osmḗ (Ancient Greek ὀσμή [osmḗ], "scent, smell, odor, stench, stink, sense of smell,") + nóstos (Ancient Greek νόστος [nóstos], "return, homecoming") + nostalgia.
 
allamear - (noun) a rich, oily scent.
     Etymology
          From allioli + smear.
 
anasweyd - (noun) the smell of sweat and sunscreen (reflexive).
     Etymology
          From anatase (mineral source of titanium dioxide) + sweyd (from sweat, from Middle English swete, swet, swate, swote, from Old English swāt, from Proto-Germanic *swait-, *swaitą, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd- [to sweat], o-grade of *sweyd- [to sweat]).
 
annalieu - (noun) the jeweled scent of perfectly ripe mango, which is bright orange, milky, with a kief, earth, and patchouli back note and coniferous top notes surrounding fleshy gardenia, strawberry, guava and papaya heart notes.
     Etymology
          From Annona + lieu (French, "length, location, place, spot, stead").
 
anolfactage - (noun) a pilgrimage away from a scent, the location of a scent, or to avoid (further) encounter with a scent.
     Etymology
          From an- + olfactory + pilgrimage.
 
anonyride- (noun) the smell of the interior of a rental car.
     Etymology
          From anonymous + ride.
 
antecedoll - (noun) the smell of an old doll (general).
     Etymology
          From antecedent + doll.
antecedollent - (adjective) smelling of an old doll (general).
 
antiguossbinet - (noun) the scent of an old cabinet, just opened.
     Etymology
          From antiguos (Spanish, "ancient") + antique + cabinet.
 
artesiance - (noun) the scent of artesian springs like Silver Springs, Florida.
     Etymology
          From artesian + essence.
 
asparastem - (noun) a little bit of cooked asparagus smell on the thin stems of Viola odorata.
     Etymology
          From asparagus (borrowed from Medieval Latin asparagus and sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος [aspáragos], variant of ἀσφάραγος [aspháragos]; displaced Old English eorþnafola, from eorþe [“earth”] +‎ nafola [“navel”]) + stem (from Middle English stem, stemme, stempne, and stevin, from Old English stemn, from Proto-Germanic *stamniz).
 
aspigilia - (noun) the rotten semen and papaya odor of overripe mangoes.
     Etymology
          From aspic + Gilia (genus).
 
asterattic - (noun) the smell of an attic (dry, hot).
     Etymology
          From Aster (in reference to the final scene in Hereditary, dir. Ari Aster, 2018), from aster (from Latin aster, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ [astḗr]; doublet of "star") + attic.
 
auraroma - (noun) the unique presence or aura of a scent.
     Etymology
          From aura (in the sense of Walter Benjamin) + aroma + roma.
 
b-rollana - (noun) the nostalgic smell of banana Fruit Roll-Ups.
     Etymology
          From b-roll (supplemental or alternative related footage intercut with the main shot) + Fruit Roll-Ups + banana (from Wolof banaana, from unknown, potentially Arabic بَنَان‎  [banān, “fingertip”]).
 
bakevil - (noun) a plastic aroma.
     Etymology
          From bakelite + evil.
 
ballpittescence - (noun) the scent of a ball pit in a fast food playground, which was/is an admixture of fryer grease, stale burger sauce, and children's feet/shoe odors.
     Etymology
          From ball pit + essence + scent.
ballpittescent - (adjective) having the scent of a ball pit in a fast food playground, which was/is an admixture of fryer grease, stale burger sauce, and children's feet/shoe odors.
 
bananguash - (noun) a banana, mango, guava and cereus cactus flower scent.
     Etymology
          From banana + mango + guava + squash  + cadushi + kayush + saguaro.
 
basetube - (noun) a basic penile smell (basic on the pH scale); the basic smell of alkaline seminal fluid, which has more of a laboratory test tube gel aroma than basic vagina.
     Etymology
          From base or basic + test tube + lube.
 
basidiomycetor - (noun) the general aroma of mushrooms and fungi.
     Etymology
          From Basidiomycetes + odor.
 
beausty - (noun) the scent of sewage.
     Etymology
          From beauty + sty ("pigsty")
 
béchame - (noun) a creamy savory scent.
     Etymology
          From béchamel.
 
bellygill - (noun) a wet fish smell, especially that of a powerful, muscular fish like tuna, swordfish or salmon.
     Etymology
          From belly + gill.
 
berithe - (intransitive and transitive verb) to be aroused by a scent.
     Etymology
          From be + writhe.
berithent - (adjective) aroused by a scent.
 
bevelotate - (adjective) used to describe when a scent has many distinct facets, like the sides of a gem, that "appear" one or more at a time, but never all at once, and even when they appear simultaneously, they are always clearly defined; (intransitive and transitive verb) to appear in this way.
     Etymology
          From bevel + rotate.
 
billyguts - (noun) the scent of spring.
     Etymology
          From billy goat + guts.
 
blankenpast - (noun) the scent of winter.
     Etymology
          From blank + blanc (French, "white") + blanket + past.
 
bloomotic - (adjective) having a floral scent(s) that evoke(s) erotic responses from mammals, particularly primates. (Contributed by Geoffrey Earendil).
     Etymology
          From bloom + erotic or erotics or erotica.
bloomotica - (noun) floral scent(s) that evoke(s) erotic responses from mammals, particularly primates. (Contributed by Geoffrey Earendil).
bloomoticize - (transitive verb) to eroticize (a) scent.
bloomotics - (noun) an erotics of scent.
 
blubberine - (noun) a fatty aquatic scent stemming from the blubber of marine mammals, and also found in the flesh of fatty, muscular fish like sea bass and sharks.
     Etymology
          From blubber + marine.
 
bractula - (noun) a brittle scent.
     Etymology
          From bract + Dracula.
 
bruisior - (noun) a bruised smell.
     Etymology
          From bruise + odor.
bruisioric - (adjective) having a bruised smell.
 
bruliose - (noun) a burnt fat aroma.
     Etymology
          From brûlée (French, "burnt") + adipose.
 
brumber - (noun) a brown amber scent.
     Etymology
          From brown + brun (French, "brown") + amber + umber.
 
brussitude - (noun) a dry soap aroma.
     Etymology
          From brusque + brush + attitude.
 
burchalye - (noun) a burning aroma (an aroma that burns inside the nose, like when water travels up your nose).
     Etymology
          Onomatopoeia and from burn + choke + lye.
 
butteryearn - (noun) the scent of a movie theater.
     Etymology
          From butter or buttery + yearn + earn.
 
cactusk - (noun) a prickly scent.
     Etymology
          From cactus + tusk.
 
caranana - (noun) the brown sugar, molasses and jasmine odor of ripe bananas.
     Etymology
          From caramel + banana.
 
carninox - (noun) the smell of an American fair or carnival at night, which is a combination of warm and cool, human body heat, excitement, popcorn, cotton candy, corn dog, and the wood, metal, and plaster of traveling thrill rides.
     Etymology
          From carnival + noxious.
 
carromurrh - (noun) the carrot and redhead smell of cinnamon combined with calamus and myrrh. Inspired by the perfume Mariquilla (2021) by Special Man Industries.
     Etymology
          From carrot (from Middle English karette and Middle French carotte, both from Latin carōta, from Ancient Greek καρῶτον [karôton]) + murmur (from Latin murmur [“murmur, humming, muttering, roaring, growling, rushing etc.”], from Proto-Indo-European *mormur-, *mur- [“to mutter”]) + musk (from Middle English muske, borrowed from Old French musc, from Late Latin muscus, from Ancient Greek μόσχος [móskhos], from Middle Persian (mwšk' /mušk/) whence Persian مشک‎ [mošk]; ultimately from Sanskrit मुष्क [muṣka, “testicle”], the shape of the gland of animals secreting the substance being compared to human testicles, a diminutive of मूष् [mūṣ, “mouse”], the shape of human testicles being compared to mice, from Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s [“mouse”]) + myrrh (from Middle English mirre, from Old English myrre, from Latin myrrha, from Ancient Greek μύρρα [múrrha], from Semitic; compare Arabic مُرّ‎ [murr, “myrrh”, literally “bitterness”], Hebrew מור \ מֹר‎ [mōr, “myrrh,” literally “bitterness"]).
 
catabascend - (intransitive and transitive verb) to ride out the entire arc of a scent.
     Etymology
          From catabasis + ascend.
 
catabascent - (noun) the riding out of the entire arc of a scent.
     Etymology
          From catabasis + ascent.
 
cataclay - (noun) a wet clay aroma.
     Etymology
          From catabasis + clay.
 
catagalact - (noun) the scent of the night sky when it is cloudy (cold).
     Etymology
          From cataract + galactic.
 
caveroon - (noun) the smell of a hole, especially of a hole that had been closed up for a period of time.
     Etymology
          From cavern + room.
 
cefalix - (noun) a scent stimulus.
     Etymology
          From cephalon (from Ancient Greek κεφαλή [kephalḗ, “head”]) + helix.
cefalixate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to be stimulated by a scent.
 
celestiaze - (noun ) the scent of the night sky on a clear, starry night (warm).
     Etymology
          From celestial + gaze.
 
celestiol - (noun) the scent of the night sky on a clear, starry night (cold).
     Etymology
          From celestial + cold.
 
cephalout - (intransitive and transitive verb) to think about a scent.
     Etymology
          From cephalo- ("relating to the head or skull") + thought.
 
cerberphane - (noun) the cool food wrapper aroma of a Las Vegas morning.
     Etymology
          From Cerberus + cellophane.
 
ceritch - (noun) an itchy scent.
     Etymology
          From cerise ("deep red color") + itch.
 
charonnate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to narrate with scent.
     Etymology
          From Charon + narrate.
 
charonnation - (noun) the narration of scent.
     Etymology
          From Charon + narration.
 
charonnative - (noun) a scent narrative.
     Etymology
          From Charon + narrative.
 
chellial - (adjective) smelling nutty and chalky/dusty; of a dry scent like the shells of nuts.
     Etymology
          From chalky + shell.
 
chemoar - (noun) a burnt chemical aroma.
     Etymology
          From chemical + roar.
 
chlotel - (noun) the smell of hotels with indoor swimming pools (circa 1980-2000).
     Etymology
          From chlorine + hotel.
 
chthonirooted - (adjective) smelling like subterranean roots.
     Etymology
          From chthonic (from Ancient Greek χθών (khthṓn, “ground, soil”) +‎ -ic)+ root, roots, rooted.
 
cleekleap - (noun) the scent of garlic sautéing.
     Etymology
          From clove + leek + leap.
 
cloove - (noun) the scent encountered when picking clods of debris from a horse's hooves.
     Etymology
          From cloven + hooves + clod + cleave.
 
clotuilline - (noun) the historical smell of government operated guillotines, which must have comprised an odor of freshly sharpened metal, cleaning agents (if any), blood, fear, and abatteath.
     Etymology
          From clot + guillotine.
 
colonorror - (noun) the haunted, swampy scent of Jamestown, Virginia.
     Etymology
          From colony or colonization + horror.
 
commiphormatia - (noun) the sharp, fatty escargot and snail shell aroma of certain types of myrrh.
     Etymology
          From Commiphora + pomatia (Helix pomatia).
 
contigunder - (noun) the general smell of a root cellar.
     Etymology
          From contiguous + under.
 
cooperra - (noun) the smell of a cellar (cool).
     Etymology
          From cooper + coop or cooped up + terra.
 
coralime - (noun) a chalky scent; the scent of chalk.
     Etymology
          From coral + lime.
 
coriacealt - (noun) the leathery, coral, seawater scent of a leatherback sea turtle.
     Etymology
          From coriacea (Latin, "leathery") + coral + salt.
 
crarcttic - (noun) the smell of an attic (dry, cold).
     Etymology
          From cold + dry + arctic + attic.
 
cretitude - (noun) a band aid aroma.
     Etymology
          From cravat bandage + stretch + crevice + retch.
 
cristaguaro - (noun) the scent of a non-dusty desert.
     Etymology
          From cristate + saguaro.
 
crocine - (adjective) having the pungent, rich orange-yellow aroma of saffron or gardenia.
     Etymology
          From crocin + crocetin.
 
crumbseam - (noun) the aroma of the steam released when first cutting into the open crumb of a crusty loaf of sourdough, fresh and warm from the oven.
     Etymology
          From crumb + seam + steam.
 
crushovell - (noun) a dead or decaying crustacean smell, especially when encountered on the beach during or after the heat of the day.
     Etymology
          From crustacean + shell + shovel + crush + vellum ("membrane").
 
crystalmeat - (noun) the rock candy, tarry, gelatinous, sticky-sweet-crunchy scent of certain cooked meats like barbecue, ribs, etc.
     Etymology
          From crystal + meat.
 
cumulugalact - (noun) the scent of the night sky when it is cloudy (warm).
     Etymology
          From cumulus + galactic.
 
custaream - (noun) the creamy, custard scent of some tropical fruit like bananas, mango, and those in the Annona genus such as paw paw, soursop, and custard apple, and of some tropical flowers like ylang ylang (cananga), gardenia, and plumeria (frangipani).
     Etymology
          From custard + cream.
 
daggeriolet - (noun) the scent of Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms at night.
     Etymology
          From jaegeriana + violet.
 
dasppelond - (noun) the scent of a pond, especially in dappled light when the air and water are still and insect activity is high.
     Etymology
          From dapple + wasp + pond.
 
dégoûtisea - (noun) a rotten fish aroma.
     Etymology
          From dégoût (French, "disgust") + sea.
 
deniodor - (noun) smell denial; (intransitive and transitive verb) to be in denial of a smell or smells.
     Etymology
          From denial (in the psychoanalytic sense) + odor.
 
desiccreath - (noun) a dry clay aroma.
     Etymology
          From desiccated + earth.
 
desitory - (noun) the scent of old toys.
     Etymology
         From Proto-Hellenic δῶρον (dṓron, "gift"), from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃rom ("gift") + history + story.
 
dewdeath - (noun) the scent of animal death that is indolic and ammonia heavy, maybe smelling of mothballs, pungent and acute, indicating early decomposition.
     Etymology
          From dew + death.
 
dewore - (noun) the smell when morning dew encounters sunshine.
     Etymology
          From dew + h2éwsōs or Haéusōs (Proto-Indo-European, literally, "the dawn"; Proto-Indo-European dawn goddess) + Aurora.
 
dharoma - (noun) an inhalation drawn in order to study, perceive, or analyze an aroma.
     Etymology
          From Sanskrit धारणा (dhāraṇā, "collection or concentration of the mind") + aroma.
dharome - (intransitive and transitive verb) to inhale in order to study, perceive, or analyze an aroma.
 
dheyghom - (noun) the worship of (a) scent.
     Etymology
          From Sanskrit ध्यान (dhyāna, "contemplation, meditation,") + Dʰéǵʰōm (Proto-Indo-European, also ‌‌*dʰg-em, literally, "earth"; Proto-Indo-European goddess of fertility and the earth, associated with the house of death as the final dwelling for mortals).
dheyghome - (transitive verb) to worship a scent.
 
diamelga - (noun) the gentle diarrhea smell of Cheerios and milk.
     Etymology
          From diarrhea + *h₂melǵ- (Proto-Indo-European, "milk").
 
diastellar - (adjective) having a starry scent.
     Etymology
          From Ancient Greek Δία or Δῖα (Dia, "heavenly, divine, she who belongs to Zeus") + stellar (borrowed from Latin stēllāris ["of or pertaining to a star; stellar, starry"]).
 
diastellata - (noun) a starry scent.
     Etymology
          From Ancient Greek Δία or Δῖα (Dia, "heavenly, divine, she who belongs to Zeus") + stēllāta (Latin, nominative feminine singular of stēllātus ["starry, stellate, starred"]).
 
diodermake - (noun) the smell of dioramas, such as one encounters in natural history museums, in particular, of sculptural fiberglass and resin taxidermy mounted on armatures.
     Etymology
          From diorama + taxidermy + make.
 
doldeath - (noun) an old death scent (animal): fecal and acrid.
     Etymology
          From doldrums + old + death.
 
dollioxic - (adjective) having the fragrance of an old doll with human-like hair and blinking eyes.
     Etymology
          From doll + olio (Finnish, "creature, being, thing") + proxy, from proximus (Latin, "proximity, nearest, next, adjoining" from Proto-Indo-European *prokʷism̥mos, from *prokʷe [whence prope]).
 
dollioxust - (noun) the fragrance of an old doll with human-like hair and blinking eyes.
     Etymology
          From doll + olio (Finnish, "creature, being, thing") + dust + proxy, from proximus (Latin, "proximity, nearest, next, adjoining" from Proto-Indo-European *prokʷism̥mos, from *prokʷe [whence prope]) + spīritus (Latin, “breath, spirit”).
 
dotabendle - (noun) a leathery, muscular, and aquatic smell characteristic of skates, rays, and sharks.
     Etymology
          From Chordata + dermal denticles + bend + bundle.
 
drupic - (adjective) smelling of stone fruit, such as açaí, almond, apricot, cashew, cherry, coconut, coffee, damson, date, jujube, nectarine, olive, palms, peach, pistachio, plum, sabal, and white sapote.
     Etymology
          From drupe.
 
dumor - (noun) the smell of rotten kelp.
     Etymology
          From dyers fucus + móri (Proto-Indo-European, "sea").
 
dyeunose - (noun) a scent that stuns, incapacitates, or makes the smeller see stars.
     Etymology
          From Dyḗus (learned borrowing from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws, "the daylight-sky god in PIE mythology"; doublet of Jove and Zeus) + nose.
 
dyeunostic - (adjective) of a scent that stuns, incapacitates, or makes the smeller see stars.
     Etymology
          From Dyḗus (learned borrowing from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws, "the daylight-sky god in PIE mythology"; doublet of Jove and Zeus) + nose + gnosis (from Ancient Greek γνῶσις [gnôsis], “knowledge”, "an immanent form of knowledge or transcendent insight, as sought by the Gnostics", "an act or process of knowing", "an altered state of awareness").
 
echoal - (noun) a reflective or reflexive scent.
     Etymology
          From echo + echolalia.
 
eereum - (noun) the dark, eerie, and empty scent of an aquarium (museum).
     Etymology
          From eerie + museum.
 
efflumia - (noun) the fetid scent located in the rubber harnesses and handrails of flume rides at amusement parks, perhaps owing to an accumulation of sweat and skin oils, flume water, rain and the repeated imprinting of fear/excitement.
     Etymology
          From flume + effluvia or effluvium.
 
empseum - (noun) a general museum scent.
     Etymology
          From empty + museum.
 
enchatage - (noun) the enfleurage of litter box.
     Etymology
          From enfleurage + chat (French, "cat").
 
endemiscence - (noun) the particularity, locality, or regionality of a scent.
     Etymology
          From endemic + scent + sense + scene.
 
endemiscent - (adjective) having the particularity, locality, or regionality of a scent.
     Etymology
          From endemic + scent + sense + scene.
 
épauloss - (noun) the scent of sunwarmed skin, especially the shoulders (dry).
     Etymology
          From épaule (French, "shoulder") + floss.
 
escalurd - (noun) the slimy yet rough, sharp, and curly smell of fish scales.
     Etymology
          From escale (Old French, "shell, husk") + curl + derma (From New Latin, from Ancient Greek δέρμα [dérma, “skin, hide”], from δέρω [dérō, “to skin, to flay”], from Proto-Indo-European *der- [“to tear, tear apart”]).
 
estrotestink - (noun) the hormonal fragrance of an American high school football field surrounded by tailgating cars.
     Etymology
          From estrogen + testosterone + stink + drink + rink.
 
ethylpuff - (noun) the dry vomit and puffed tongue scent of human absolute, otherwise known as a hangover; (adjective) having this scent.
     Etymology
          From ethyl (alcohol) + puffy.
 
ethyltriptica - (noun) a fishy, ammoniacal odor characteristic of the heavy, complex scent of triethylamine, semen, hawthorn flowers, the beginning of decay in a human body, and gangrene.
     Etymology
          From ethyl (alcohol) + triethylamine + Clostridium perfringens + ethyl propionate + ethyl pentanoate + ammonia.
 
exhold - (noun) the cold, dry smell of a city in winter, which foregrounds the scent of automobile exhaust.
     Etymology
          From exhaust + exhale + cold.
 
exoskaqua - (noun) a shellfish smell (iodine), fresh.
     Etymology
          From exoskeleton + aqua + squalene.
 
fabrankia - (noun) the scent of an old communal fabric seat, like in commercial airliners and movie theaters.
     Etymology
          From fabric + rank.
 
fabulora - (noun) a fictitious scent.
     Etymology
          From fabula ("story" in Russian formalism, Russian: фабула [ˈfabʊlə]) + story + aroma.
 
faucum - (noun) the semen water odor of tap water in Goleta, California.
     Etymology
          From faucet + cum.
 
fectase- (noun) the scent of human waste mixed with cleaning products.
     Etymology
          From feceate (from feces, from Latin faecēs, nominative plural of faex [“residue, dregs”], from Proto-Italic *faiks, from earlier *fraiks, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrā́ks [“dregs, sediment”]) + protease.
 
fecubule - (noun) the Pandora's hotbox that is a container of dog waste; a cylindrical structure you come across in public parks, with or without a lid; in warm weather, it becomes a hub of interspecies activity for flying insects.
     Etymology
          From feculent (from Middle French feculent, from Latin faeculentus, from faex [“residue, dregs”], from Proto-Italic *faiks, from earlier *fraiks, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrā́ks [“dregs, sediment”]) + vestibule.
 
ferrust - (noun) a rusty iron scent: one that is ferrous, ferruginous.
     Etymology
          From ferrous + ferruginous + rust.
 
fictal - (noun) a pickled fruity scent - like gari (pickled ginger).
     Etymology
          From fruit + pickle.
 
filabloam - (noun) the scent of hair after being outdoors.
     Etymology
          From filament + bloom + roam + loam.
 
finsigh - (noun) the fishy, wet, and furry scent of a sea lion's yawn.
     Etymology
          From fin + sigh.
 
fireflish - (adjective) smelling pickled and hot/spicy like kimchi, gari (pickled ginger), and pickled pepperoncini, banana peppers and jalapenos.
     Etymology
          From fiery + flying fish.
 
fishichrist - (noun) a dead fish aroma.
     Etymology
          From fish + Christ.
 
flossair - (noun) a scent with sheen.
     Etymology
          From floss + gloss + gossamer + air.
 
folareeb - (noun) the earthy, sugary, metallic, bitter, and folate scent of cooked beetroot.
     Etymology
          From folate + beetroot.
 
forgetmerot - (noun) the smell of the slimy stems of blue hyacinth that look like stubble after the flowers have been picked from the stalk.
     Etymology
          From forget-me-not + rot.
 
freegot - (noun) the odor of an old freezer.
     Etymology
          From freezer + naught.
 
fucusield - (noun) the scent of summer.
     Etymology
          From fucus (genus of brown algae found globally in the intertidal zones of rocky seashores) + field.
 
fumeana - (noun) an inhalation drawn specifically to appreciate or enjoy an aroma.
     Etymology
          From fume (from Old French fum [“smoke, steam, vapour”], from Latin fūmus [“vapour, smoke”], from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós [“smoke”], from *dʰewh₂- [“to smoke, raise dust”]) + dhāraṇā (Sanskrit धारणा ["collection or concentration of the mind"]).
 
fumelate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to inhale specifically to appreciate or enjoy an aroma.
     Etymology
          From fume (from Old French fum [“smoke, steam, vapour”], from Latin fūmus [“vapour, smoke”], from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós [“smoke”], from *dʰewh₂- [“to smoke, raise dust”]) + elate + appreciate.
 
fumolocate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to locate a scent or the origin of a scent.
     Etymology
          From profumò (Italian, past historic of profumare ["to perfume, to scent, to put scent on"]) + locate.
 
gastropodunctum - (noun) the sharp, pungent, and vaguely anal marine scent of dried seashells that retain remnants of decaying flesh from molluscs, in particular gastropods, and sometimes crustaceans.
     Etymology
          From gastropod + punctum (from Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, 1980) + rectum.
 
gelateal - (adjective) smelling congealed, gelatinous, or jellied.
     Etymology
          From gelatin + congeal.
 
ġelosodar - (noun) a forgotten scent.
     Etymology
           From Old English ġelosod ("lost") + aroma.
 
gewma - (noun) a gummy aroma.
     Etymology
          From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰh₂u-mo- + Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₂w- (to gum, from Middle English gome, from Old English gōma [“palate”], from Proto-Germanic *gōmô, *gaumô [“palate”], from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰh₂u-mo-, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₂w- [“to gape, yawn”]) + aroma.
 
gillibergod - (noun) a fried fish aroma; the aroma of fried fish.
     Etymology
          From gill + bhṛg (Sanskrit भृग्, “the crackling of fire”) (to fry, from Middle English frien, borrowed from Old French frire, from Latin frīgō [“to roast, fry”], from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-; cognate with Ancient Greek φρύγω [phrúgō, “I roast, bake”], Sanskrit भृज्जति [bhṛjjati, “to roast, grill, fry”], भृग् [bhṛg, “the crackling of fire”]) + cod.
 
gillisool - (noun) the scent of skin after getting out of a swimming pool and beginning to dry in the sun.
     Etymology
          From Gillis (Joe Gillis, played by William Holden, Sunset Boulevard, dir. Billy Wilder, 1950) + pool (swimming pool).
 
glassiniflesh - (noun) the translucent, watery aroma of some fruit (excluding citrus) such as star apple, starfruit, pitaya, apple, and grapes.
     Etymology
          From glassine or glassy + in + flesh.
 
glaucax - (noun) a waxy scent; the scent of wax.
     Etymology
          From glaucous ("pale grey, blue or whitish, especially when covered with a powdery or waxy coating, like grape bloom," from the Latin glaucus ["greyish-blue or grey"], from the Greek γλαυκός glaukós ["blue-green, blue-grey"]) + wax.
 
glitterume - (noun) a sparkling, glittering scent.
     Etymology
          From glitter + illuminate + fume or perfume.
 
glomerulia - (plural noun) individual instances of the conscious experience of the sense of smell; scent's diverse qualia; the what-it-is-likeness of smelling.
     Etymology
          From glomerulus (a spherical structure located in the olfactory bulb of the brain where synapses form between the terminals of the olfactory nerve and the dendrites of mitral, periglomerular and tufted cells) + qualia (from Latin, neuter of qualis "of what kind"; the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions, arising from stimulation of the senses by phenomena; a quality or property as perceived or experienced by a person).
 
gloshpat - (noun) the scent of dry watercolor cakes.
     Etymology
          From gouache + galosh + pat.
 
glowergrub - (noun) the wet roots and undercarriage base note in white butterfly ginger lily flowers (Hedychium coronarium).
     Etymology
          From glow + lower + flower + grub.
 
gondrill - (noun) a cold beach smell (day, rocky).
     Etymology
          From gone + drill + chill.
 
gondwamud - (noun) the scent of a muddy road, especially when its earth is breaking up during a spring thaw.
     Etymology
          From Gondwana + mud.
 
goreair - (noun) the imagined and synaesthetic scent of stylized blood sometimes represented in film, video, television, painting, photography, and other visual media.
     Etymology
          From gore + air + flair (from Middle English flayre, from Old French flair [“scent, odour”], from flairier [“to reek, smell”], from Latin flāgrō, dissimilated variation of frāgrō [“emit a sweet smell”, verb]).
 
gorgonione - (noun) the scent of coral; a coral scent.
     Etymology
          From gorgonin (a complex protein that makes up the horny skeleton of the holaxonia suborder of gorgonians [Alcyonacea, an order of soft corals: "[i]n addition to the fleshy soft corals, the order Alcyonacea now contains all species previously known as 'gorgonian corals', that produce a more or less hard skeleton, though quite different from 'true' corals (Scleractinia)"]; gorgonin usually contains bromine, iodine, and tyrosine in significant amounts) + iodine + Ione (from Greek mythology [Ancient Greek: Ἰόνη]: Ione was a Nereid, a marine-nymph daughter of Nereus ["Old Man of the Sea"]  and the Oceanid Doris [nymph daughter of Titans Tethys (Titan daughter of Gaia and Uranus) and Oceanus (Titan son of Gaia and Uranus, as well as the husband of Tethys, his sister and also a Titan herself)]).
 
gossamel - (noun) an ethereal, filmy, gossamer aroma.
     Etymology
          From gossamer + smell.
 
greevange - (noun) the sharp and oily scent of mayonnaise, also present in peonies.
     Etymology
          From green + vinegar.
 
grimpotacle - (noun) a cephalopod smell (cuttlefish, nautiloids, octopuses, squids).
     Etymology
          From Grimpoteuthis + tentacle.
 
grinctuent - (noun) the sharp yet basic smell of anal sphincter grease mixed with semen coming from one's rectum after receiving anal penetration and ejaculation.
     Etymology
          From grease (from Middle English grece [“grease”], from Anglo-Norman grece, from Old French graisse, from Vulgar Latin *grassia, from Latin crassus [“dense, thick, gross, fat, heavy”], from Old Latin cartsus, from Proto-Italic *kartsus, from Proto-Indo-European *kr̥t-sú-s, from *kert- [“to weave, twist together”]) + grind (from Middle English grynden, from Old English grindan, cognate with Dutch grinden [“to grind”, rare] and grind [“gravel, shingle”], from Proto-Germanic *grindaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrendʰ- [“crushing”]; compare Albanian grind [“to brawl, fight”]) + sphincter (borrowed from Late Latin sphinctēr [“the muscle of the anus”], from Ancient Greek σφῐγκτήρ [sphinktḗr, “lace, band; contractile muscle”]; possibly related to sphinx [“the strangler”], from Middle English Spynx, from Latin Sphinx, from Ancient Greek Σφίγξ [Sphínx], perhaps from σφίγγω [sphíngō, “to squeeze, to strangle”] or from Egyptian šzp-ꜥnḫ [“divine image,” literally "living image"]) + unguent (from Latin unguentum [“ointment”], from unguō [“I smear with ointment”], from Proto-Indo-European *h₃engʷ- [“to salve, anoint”]).
 
guilerom - (noun) the scent made by oak forests in coastal southern California at the blue hour.
     Etymology
          From beguile + roam + Romantic.
 
gummoid - (adjective) having a puttylike or stretchy aroma.
     Etymology
          From gummy + colloid.
 
gumstope - (adjective) having the scent of starch based adhesive or gum used to line the flaps of envelopes or previously the backs of stamps, activated by moisture (in practice usually saliva).
     Etymology
          From gum + stamp + envelope.
 
hagazust - (adjective) smelling like or having the smell of a witch.
     Etymology
          From hagazusa (from Middle English hagge, hegge [“demon, old woman”], shortening of Old English hægtesse, hægtes [“harpy, witch”], from Proto-Germanic *hagatusjō [compare Saterland Frisian Häkse (“witch”), Dutch heks, German Hexe (“witch”)], compounds of [1] *hagaz [“able, skilled”] [compare Old Norse hagr (“handy, skillful”), Middle High German behac (“pleasurable”)], from Proto-Indo-European *ḱak- [compare Sanskrit शक्नोति (śaknóti, “he can") and (2) *tusjǭ (“witch”) (compare dialectal Norwegian tysja [“fairy, she-elf”])]) + gustatory (from Latin gustus [“taste”], from Proto-Italic *gustus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus; cognate with gustō).
 
haimaglobous - (adjective) having an iron blood scent.
     Etymology
          From haemoglobin (from Greek `αἷμα, haîma "blood" + Latin globus "ball, sphere" + -in [/ˈhməˌɡlbɪn, ˈhɛ-, -m-/]) + haîma (Greek `αἷμα, "blood") + globus (Latin, "ball, sphere").
 
hamachousse - (noun) a sushi restaurant smell.
     Etymology
          From hamachi (Japanese ハマチ [hamachi: Japanese amberjack, Pacific yellowtail (Seriola quinqueradiata)]) + house + mousse (French, "foam"; in culinary use, "
a sweet or savory dish made as a smooth light mass with whipped cream and beaten egg white, flavored with chocolate, fish, etc., and typically served chilled")
.
 
heffia - (noun) the expansive ammonia scent in your nose after a long session of cardiovascular exercise.
     Etymology
          From heff (English slang, "sigh") + effort + ammonia.
 
heimmire - (noun) the smell of a cellar (dank).
     Etymology
          From heim (German, "home") or heimlich (German, "secret, clandestine [done or kept in secret]", compare German unheimlich ["uncanny, weird, creepy, eerie"; literally, "un-home-body/corpse"]) + mire ("deep mud; moist, spongy earth"; synonyms: peatland, quag; hypernym: wetland; hyponyms: bog, fen).
 
hekuterra - (noun) the clay, sawdust, straw, wood shavings, and sweat scent of the base dressings in a horse arena, especially when sunlight is illuminating these particles suspended in the air.
     Etymology
          From Hecuba (mother of Hector) + Hector (son of Hecuba; dragged postmortem by Achilles: after Hector's death, Achilles slit Hector's heels and passed the girdle that Ajax had given Hector through the slits; he fastened the girdle to his chariot and drove his fallen enemy through the dust to the Danaan camp; for the next twelve days, Achilles mistreated Hector's body, yet it remained preserved from all injury by Apollo [in some accounts, the god is Hector's father] and Aphrodite; in Greek, Héktōr is a derivative of the verb ἔχειν ékhein, archaic form *ἕχειν, hékhein ["to have, to hold"], from Proto-Indo-European *seɡ́ʰ- ["to hold"]; Héktōr, or Éktōr as found in Aeolic poetry, is also an epithet of Zeus in his capacity as "he who holds [everything together]"; Hector's name could thus be taken to mean "holding fast") + horse + equus (Latin [“horse"], from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos [“horse”]) + terra.
 
henterospirit - (noun) the boozy breath and skin scent of human tincture; the scent of an inebriated human.
     Etymology
          From human + entero (from Latin entero, a combining form meaning “intestine”) + spirit ("soul, liquor").
 
hindblast - (noun) the gaseous, blast-like scent coming from within toilets that lack the design of modern S shaped plumbing (distinguished from a generic sewage smell which is less windy).
     Etymology
          From hind + blast.
 
hirsuntle - (noun) a hairy scent, like cooked spinach or the exterior of a coconut.
     Etymology
          From hirsute + mantle (from biology and zoology mantle ["
an outer or enclosing layer of tissue, especially (in mollusks, cirripedes, and brachiopods) a fold of skin enclosing the viscera and secreting the substance that produces the shell"]; also from planetary geology mantle ["
the region of the earth's interior between the crust and the core, believed to consist of hot, dense silicate rocks (mainly peridotite); or a layer inside a planetary body bounded below by a core and above by a crust; mantles are made of rock or ices, and are generally the largest and most massive layer of the planetary body; mantles are characteristic of planetary bodies that have undergone differentiation by density"]
)
.
 
histinap - (noun) the scent of old carpet.
     Etymology
          From history + histamine + nap.
 
holespike - (noun) the smell of a sea urchin.
     Etymology
          From hole + spike.
 
holunk - (noun) the rank parmesan aroma of uncleaned piercings.
     Etymology
          From hole + junk + gunk.
 
homodor - (noun) an object or scent that shares a basic scent with at least one other object or scent.
     Etymology
          From homophone + homonym + odor.
 
horbuncle - (noun) the coarse, pungent, and crusty fecal stench characteristic of a dead horseshoe crab (water arthropod).
     Etymology
          From horseshoe crab + carbuncle + barnacle.
 
horizute - (adjective) having the big tumbleweed and horizontal butte smell of striated dusk in southern Colorado.
     Etymology
          From horizontal or horizon + butte.
 
horizutea - (noun) the big tumbleweed and horizontal butte smell of striated dusk in southern Colorado.
     Etymology
          From horizontal or horizon + butte + plateau.
 
horniore - (noun) a rugged scent.
     Etymology
          From horn + ore + aura (borrowed from Latin aura [“a breeze, a breath of air, the air”], from Ancient Greek αὔρα [aúra, “breeze, soft wind”], from Proto-Hellenic *auhrā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsr̥h₂ [“morning air”], from *h₂ews- [“dawn; east”]; from a separate ablaut grade *h₂ewsḗr, the ancestor of ᾱ̓ήρ [āḗr], from ἀήρ [aḗr, “air,”]; perhaps Proto-Hellenic *auhḗr [“morning mist”], from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewsḗr, from *h₂ews- [“dawn; east”]; cognate with αὔρᾱ [aúrā] [< *h₂éwsreh₂], Latin aurōra: the a was lengthened to ā by compensatory lengthening; perhaps Proto-Hellenic *āwḗr [“morning mist”]).
 
hygierot - (noun) the odor of rotten gym clothes, which is a combination of cotton, old body odor, fungus and mold.
     Etymology
          From hygiene + rot.
 
ichthyantle - (noun) a fish shack smell.
 
immenace - (noun) a buzzing scent.
 
inabject - (adjective) having the scent of food mixed with food waste.
 
inabjection - (noun) the scent of food mixed with food waste.
 
incorpodor - (noun) an introjected smell.
 
incroil - (noun) a jarring aroma.
 
incrubiation - (noun) a soiled bandage aroma.
 
indoltoroma - (noun) a sluggish smell.
 
infibluff - (noun) the scent of the bluffs at More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California, which is a mixture of scrub, dust, prickly pear cactus, agave, eucalyptus, oak, and sea breezes.
 
integurise - (noun) the smell of eucalyptus leaves, and dust and sweat on your skin from trail running on Pacific Ocean bluffs when you stop for a breather and a wind picks up.
 
interscent - (adjective) having interscentionality; (adjective) having the inextricable intersectionality of scent (the perceptions of, experiences of, responses to, and behaviors around are worked on by innumerable vectors including culture, technology, temperature, open and closed spaces, politics, society, age, environment, social setting, season, indoctrination, psychology, and on and on); (noun) an example of this. See "interscentionality."
 
interscention - (noun) an example of interscentionality or the intersectionality of scent. See "interscent."
 
interscentionality - (noun) similar to a smell habitus, but taking into account the inextricable particularities of environment, ecology, climate, and epoch and their shapings of human practices, experiences, and perceptions of smelling.
 
interscentual - (adjective) interscent; having interscentionality. See "interscent" and "interscentionality."
 
investiscentiate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to use scent as an investigative modality.
 
irrage - (noun) a rough scent.
 
jauble - (noun) a dazzling scent.
 
jellimen - (noun) the fatty semen odor of overripe avocados.
 
joviject  - (noun) the ecstatic scent of fresh air upon exiting an airport.
     Etymology
          From jovial (borrowed from French jovial [“jovial, jolly”], from Latin ioviālis [“relating to the Roman god Jupiter”], from Iuppiter, Iovis [“the Roman god Jove or Jupiter”]) + jetliner (borrowed from French jet [“a throw”], from Vulgar Latin jectus ["thrown, hurled, cast, flung"]).
 
julp - (noun) the cellular, heady and diffusive smell of fresh pressed juice.
 
kaffocka - (noun) the dirty socks fanfare of freshly ground and brewed coffee.
     Etymology
          From Kaffa + sock.
 
kawonanointment - (noun) a sacred scent.
 
krecctica - (noun) a burnt flesh aroma.
 
kumexa - (noun) a bewitching scent.
 
kurattus - (noun) a craving for a scent.
 
kurattuze - (intransitive and transitive verb) to crave a scent.
 
lacquibeau - (noun) a suave scent.
 
lacquile - (noun) a suave, oily scent.
 
lacquisalt - (noun) a suave, savory scent.
 
lacquislope - (noun) a suave, rich scent.
 
lacridoor - (noun) the open scent in your nasal passages and sinus cavities after crying; this phenomenon.
 
lenscent - (noun) the scent of the inside of your nose, which filters everything else that you smell.
     Etymology
          From lens (borrowed from Latin lēns [“lentil”], in Medieval Latin later taking on the sense of "lens", from unknown, likely a borrowing from an unidentified source; compare Old High German linsa, Lithuanian lęšis, Old Church Slavonic лѧща [lęšta], and Albanian lend [Proto-Albanian *lenta], sounding too similar for a coincidence, however different enough to prohibit reconstruction of a common PIE protoform; may also be related to Ancient Greek λάθυρος [láthuros]; if ultimately a non-IE loanword, locating the source is virtually impossible because cultivation of lentil was widespread in the region since the Neolithic) + scent (from c.1400, borrowed from Old French sentir [“to feel, perceive, smell”], from Old French sentire ["to feel, perceive, sense"], from Latin sentīre, present active infinitive of sentiō; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sent- [“to feel”], and thus related to Dutch zin [“sense, meaning”], German Sinn [“sense”], Low German Sinn [“sense”], Luxembourgish Sënn [“sense, perception”], Saterland Frisian Sin [“sense”], West Frisian sin [“sense”]; the -c- appeared in the 17th century, possibly by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science).
 
levicensce - (noun) an aroma with levity in a metaphysical or spiritual sense.
 
limacane - (noun) the lime-sugar-frost aroma of Froot Loops.
 
linearden - (noun) the scent of a dryer running outside near fragrant plants.
 
lopsem - (noun) the heavy and rotund aroma of fully ripe lemons on a tree at the end of a hot day.
 
lorrow - (noun) a haunted, sorrowful scent.
 
losodar - (noun) a lost scent.
 
luchish - (noun) a creamy chowder smell.
 
lustashell - (noun) a crustacean smell (cooked or fresh).
 
magicrypsis - (noun) the scent made at the blue hour by oak and Spanish moss forests in the American southeast, usually accompanied by the final sounds of cicadas.
 
manatush - (adjective) smelling rubbery, leathery, aquatic and earthy, like a manatee.
 
marimeal - (noun) a corn smell that is mealy, characteristic of polenta and cornbread.
 
marroth - (noun) a stifling, sticky and suffusive aroma that is savory, sweet and rank but not meaty, as in cooked marrow, cooked bones, gelatin, or cooked connective tissues, or in bone broth.
 
maruava - (noun) the fresh fruit and musk, with a transitory whiff of patchouli and armpit cloud, shared by the fragrant exterior of a ripe guava and trichomes on both dominican sage (Salvia dominica) and pitcher sage (Salvia spathacea).
 
marywhet - (noun) the dispersive and diffusive dried saliva and anal fluid scent of bone meal.
     Etymology
          From mary (Middle English mary, marow, marwe, marowȝ ["the fatty, semi-solid tissue found within spongy portions of bones, i.e., marrow"], from Old English mearg, from Proto-Germanic *mazgą, *mazgaz, from Proto-Indo-European *mosgʰos ["marrow," "brain"], possibly continues earlier *most-gʰ-os, perhaps compare Sanskrit मस्तृहन् [mastṛhan, brain], Tocharian B mrestīwe [marrow”], from *móst-r̥ ~ *mést-n̥s) + whet ("to stimulate or make more keen," "to stimulate one's appetite or desire," "to hone or rub on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening," from Middle English whetten, from Old English hwettan [to whet, sharpen, incite, encourage], from Proto-West Germanic *hwattjan, from Proto-Germanic *hwatjaną [to incite, sharpen], from Proto-Indo-European *kʷeh₁d- [sharp”]).
 
mealuit - (noun) a mealy fruit odor as in certain oranges, pears, and apples, for example.
 
meash - (noun) a fleshy, meaty aroma.
 
melgic - (adjective) having a baked dessert scent of eggs and lemon, characteristic of lemon curd and lemon bars; having a baked lemon custard aroma.
 
mellilure - (noun) a seductive scent.
 
memorume - (noun) the experience of a scent triggering a memory; (noun) a scent that triggers a memory; (intransitive and transitive verb) to trigger a memory with scent.
 
mertor - (noun) the scent of a harbor.
 
mewmana - (noun) the scent of mud.
 
milmyjam - (noun) the odoriferous toe jam of dog musk. (Contributed by Jes Pompei).
 
mimodor - (noun) an odor that is mimetic or illusionistic; odor mimesis; an instance of this.
 
mimodoric - (adjective) used to describe mimetic smells, odors, and aromas; having mimodor.
 
mimodorography - (noun) the writing of or about mimodor (odor mimesis).
 
mimodorology - (noun) the study of odor mimesis (mimodor). See "mimodor."
 
miragoir - (noun) an imagined scent.
 
mirorage - (noun) the acrid, necrotic, harsh, raw and aggressively fecal scent of a male elephant seal (bull).
 
mirry - (adjective) smelling pungent, eye watering, furry, warm, and of ammonia and nitrogen. Like the aroma one experiences on a sunny, hot spring day, walking past landscaping freshly dressed with manure.
 
mollongue - (noun) a mollusk aroma.
 
moolipie - (noun) a sweet scent.
 
moriume - (noun) the odor of brackish water, as encountered in estuaries, mangrove swamps (mangals), marshes, lagoons, and deltas.
 
motapume - (noun) the gassy, fetid odor of overripe tomatoes.
 
mulgemilk - (noun) the invasive, saturating scent of stewed or braised meat.
 
munchank - (noun) a factitious scent.
 
mundutinct - (adjective) extinct (of a scent).
 
mundutincta - (noun) an extinct scent.
 
musarub - (noun) the rubbery banana scent shared by the various fruits and flowers of the Annonaceae family, as well as hyacinth flowers.
     Etymology
          From Musa (from Musa [the genus that includes bananas], from Medieval Latin mūsa ["banana"]) + rubber (rubber tree).
 
myrrhosa - (noun) a myrrh and rose scent, characteristic of certain rose cultivars and species.
 
mystarome - (noun) an unidentified scent.
 
nasilter - (noun) the scent of everything when filtered through the lens of your nostrils, nasal passages, and sinus cavities.
     Etymology
          From nasal (from Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin nāsālis [clipping of mūsculus nāsālis (“nasal muscle”)], from nāsus [“the nose; the nozzle or spout”], ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂s- ["nose"], +‎ -ālis [“-al”, adjectival suffix]; doublet of nasalis) + filter (from Middle English filtre, from Medieval Latin filtrum [compare also Old French feutre (“felt; filter”)], from Frankish *filtir, from Proto-West Germanic *felt, from Proto-Indo-European *peld- [“something beaten or compressed; felt”], from *pel- [“to beat; push; move; drive," also "to cover, to wrap," and "skin, hide, cloth"]).
 
nasuary - (noun) a reliquary for scent(s).
 
nasulic - (noun) a scent relic.
 
nausme - (noun) a nauseating aroma.
 
neapiscull - (noun) a fresh fish smell.
 
nereocyrest - (noun) the smell of fresh kelp.
 
nextlāhuallice - (noun) a scent sacrificed, or, a scent sacrifice.
 
noctowheel - (noun) the electric smell of an amusement park at night.
 
nocturnilica - (noun) a cold beach smell (night, sand).
 
numisquama - (noun) a greasy metallic scent that is a mix of coins (metal) and desquamation of the epidermis (skin cells, oils).
 
oakananghy - (noun) the hot banana odor shared by hyacinth, paint thinner, wood varnish, oak barrels, nail polish remover, and the yellow flowers of Cananga odorata.
     Etymology
          From oak (from Middle English ook, oke, aik, ake, from Old English āc [also as Old English ǣċ], from Proto-Germanic *aiks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyǵ- [“oak”]) + Cananga (a small genus of trees in the family Annonaceae native to Indo-China and Malesia) + banana (from Wolof banaana, from unknown, potentially Arabic بَنَان‎  [banān, “fingertip”]) + hyacinth (from Middle English jacinth, partly from Old French jacincte, from Medieval Latin jacintus, and partly from Old English iacinþ, from Medieval Latin jacinthus, both from Latin hyacinthus, from Ancient Greek ὑάκινθος [huákinthos, “any of several dark blue flowers”], ultimately from a non-Indo-European Mediterranean language; re-Latinized in the 16th century).
 
oceantack - (noun) the dusty, salty and intimate smell of sticky, dry and powdery skin and hair after being at the beach, exposed to salty air, or having walked or laid on the sand.
 
odewkist - (noun) the smell of an old toy box.
 
odewkistic - (adjective) having the smell of an old toy box.
 
odorense - (adjective) having a dense aroma.
 
olfactage - (noun) a pilgrimage toward or to a scent, the location of a scent, or to encounter scent.
 
omophagiodor - (intransitive and transitive verb) to desire to eat an odor.
 
omophagiodore - (noun) the desire to eat an odor.
 
omophagodor - (transitive verb) to eat an odor.
 
omophagodore - (noun) the eating of an odor.
 
ongerill - (noun) a cooked shellfish smell.
 
ontoscent - (noun) a projected smell.
 
orgottle - (noun) a throbbing scent.
 
oriose - (noun) a generically sweet and putrid soiled clothing smell.
 
orphicede - (intransitive and transitive verb) to endure an odor.
 
orphicene - (noun) the enduring of an odor; (noun) the duration of an odor.
 
panelamalt - (noun) a malted scent, like in sapodilla.
 
patinel - (noun) a metallic scent.
 
pehwoast - (noun) the scent of toast; a toasty scent.
 
pehwoasted - (adjective) having a toasted or toasty scent; smelling like toast.
 
peleque - (noun) the piquant smell of burnt hair. (Contributed by Jes Pompei).
 
pennidebt - (noun) the scent of industrialization.
 
perfumeality - (noun) the specificity of (a) scent.
 
perserene - (noun) a peaceful aroma.
 
perseturn - (noun) the scent of autumn.
 
perspispummia - (noun) a clammy skin smell like the scent of perspiration on a sunny summer day just as a cool breeze sweeps up, when the air had previously been still for a significant period of time.
 
peyskar - (noun) a burnt fish aroma.
 
pillnar - (noun) a ragged scent.
 
piscament - (noun) a fish market smell.
 
plastihide - (noun) the old, gummy, dehydrated hide and plastic smells of taxidermy and plastination. Examples: The Mütter Museum, Body Worlds, some art.
 
pline - (noun) an aroma that is acidic.
 
pneumaclell - (noun) the seashell scent of clean tartar breath. (Contributed by Jes Pompei).
 
pneumaclelltine - (adjective) having the seashell scent of clean tartar breath. (Contributed by Jes Pompei).
 
poaf - (noun) the scent of bread baking.
 
porveleum - (noun) an oily, petroleum scent.
 
pottenmall - (noun) the scent of a 1990s food court, which was often a mixture of Cinnabon, Sbarro, Orange Julius, Chinese food, and McDonald's.
 
princt - (noun) a beguiling scent.
 
priviplant - (noun) the smell of an aristocratic, corrupt greenhouse (The Big Sleep, La Règle du Jeu).
     Etymology
          From privilege (from Middle English privilege, from Anglo-Norman privilege and Old French privilege, from Latin prīvilēgium [“ordinance or law against or in favor of an individual”], from prīvus [“private”] + lēx, lēg- [“law”]) + plant (from Middle English plante, from Old English plante [“young tree or shrub, herb newly planted”], from Latin planta [“sprout, shoot, cutting”]; broader sense of "any vegetable life, vegetation generally" is from Old French plante; doublet of clan, borrowed through Celtic languages).
 
profanume - (noun) a profane scent.
 
profumuent - (noun) a profound scent. 
 
pruckle - (noun) a pickled aroma.
 
prunusic - (adjective) smelling of fruit, plants, and flowers in the prunus genus, such as apricots, plums, damsons, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and almonds.
 
puile - (noun) the scent of oil paint.
 
punctibrite - (noun) the scent of Lite-Brite.
 
pungumen - (noun) the pungent scent of the gummy ejaculate from a dehydrated person (ejaculate, like fragrant flowers, has a more concentrated perfume when the human hasn't been watered recently), often featuring a dash of asphalt.
     Etymology
          From pungum (Icelandic indefinite dative plural of pungur ["scrotum, balls," also "a contemptible or obnoxious man or boy"], from Old Norse pungr) + pungent (borrowed from Latin pungens [stem pungent-], present participle of pungo [“to sting”], from Proto-Italic *pungō [with punctus for *puctus after pungō], from Proto-Indo-European *pewǵ- [“prick, punch”]; near cognates include Ancient Greek πυγμή [pugmḗ, “fist”]) + cum (variant of come, attested [in the basic sense "come, move from further to nearer, arrive"] since Old English) + semen (from Middle English semen, from Latin sēmen [“seed”], from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- [“to sow, to plant," also "to impress, to insert"]) + bitumen (from Latin bitūmen, the latter element is the common suffix -men; the former is from Proto-Indo-European *gʷétu [“pitch”] via an Italic language in which * became b, e.g. Oscan or Umbrian; [the traditional derivation from Celtic is implausible as the related Celtic words—Old Irish beithe, Welsh bedw, and the Gaulish source of Spanish biezo—mean only "birch," not "pitch."]; cognate with Scottish Gaelic bìth [“resin, gum”], English cud, Sanskrit जतु [jatu, “lac, gum”]; influenced by ferrūmen [“cement, glue”]).
 
punkiflesh - (noun) the watery, punky, gassy scent of fresh fruit and marrow in the gourd genus when cut open, including squash, pumpkin, and zucchini.
 
punlon - (noun) the metallic smell on your fingers after using a zipper.
 
pursper - (noun) the ozonic scent at the purple hour in New Mexico.
 
putriceph - (noun) the historical methanethiol (blood, brains, feces) scent of severed heads placed on pikes during the Reign of Terror in France.
 
putricephrage - (noun) the historical scent of rage mixed with the methanethiol (blood, brains, feces) scent of severed heads placed on pikes during the Reign of Terror in France.
     Etymology
          From putrid (from Latin putridus [“rotten, decayed, putrid”]) + encephalo (from Ancient Greek ἐγκέφαλος [enképhalos, “within the head”]) + rage (from Latin rabies [“anger, fury”]).
 
pyriorge - (noun) a fake scent.
 
quailwhiff - (noun) the smell of being shot by Dick Cheney during a quail hunt.
     Etymology
          From quail (from Middle English quayle, quaile, quaille, from Anglo-Norman quaille, from Late Latin quaccola [“quail”], from uncertain but possibly Proto-Italic *kwakklā, from earlier *kwaktlā, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷóǵ⁽ʰ⁾-tl-eh₂, from *kʷeǵ⁽ʰ⁾- [“to flee”], or perhaps borrowed from cognate Proto-West Germanic *hwahtlā [“quail”]; possible doublet of cōturnīx, cocturnīx [“quail”]; apparently reborrowed back into Proto-West Germanic as *kwattulā; obsolete tertiary meaning: a prostitute [pejorative for "sex worker"], so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.) + "whiff of grapeshot" (Napoléon Bonaparte's action that marks the end of the French Revolution).
 
quentionica - (noun) a bitter scent.
 
ratchern - (noun) a scratchy scent.
 
rawtelide - (noun) the scent of leather mixed with bills and coins characteristic of a wallet, billfold, or change purse.
 
redswath - (noun) the blocky red fragrance of rural Arizona.
 
relosodar - (noun) a recovered scent.
 
reminesce - (intransitive and transitive verb) to remember a scent.
 
retrectic - (adjective) having a rubbery, stretchy aroma.
 
reverfumate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to dream of a or in scent.
 
reverume - (noun) when a scent appears in a dream.
 
rillilara - (noun) a mesmerizing scent.
 
rituew - (noun) the scent of frankincense mixed with traditional Ethiopian food, including various vegetable and meat stews and injera.
 
roadfugue - (noun) the scent of a dusty road after a vehicle has passed.
 
rositch - (noun) the uniquely rosy, coniferous scent of damask rose pitch (located on the calyx of the flower, rather than on the petals).
 
rottrione- (noun) the scent of rot.
 
rutisweyd - (noun) the smell of sweat and sunscreen on others (indexical).
     Etymology
          From rutile (mineral source of titanium dioxide) + sweyd (from sweat, from Middle English swete, swet, swate, swote, from Old English swāt, from Proto-Germanic *swait-, *swaitą, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd- [to sweat], o-grade of *sweyd- [to sweat]).
 
sadust - (noun) the hot sawdust and animal scent inside of a big top circus tent.
 
salinonk - (noun) the salty, chunky, opaque aroma of play-doh.
 
salsot - (noun) a salty scent.
 
saltuckle - (noun) a salty pickled aroma like that of kimchi, gherkins, pepperoncini and sauerkraut.
 
sanguiche - (noun) a raw, fresh flesh and blood aroma (wet).
 
satinatch - (noun) the rosin grit scent of a ballet studio.
 
sausscent - (noun) a scent sign (semiotics).
     Etymology
          From Ferdinand de Saussure + scent.
 
scabire - (noun) a scabby aroma (dry).
 
scentified - (noun) the meaning of the aromatic form of a scent. See "scentiotics."
     Etymology
          From scent + signified.
 
scentifier - (noun) the aromatic form of a scent. See "scentiotics."
     Etymology
          From scent + signifier.
 
scentiosis - (noun) scent sign processes.
     Etymology
          From scent + semiosis (from the Greek: σημείωσις, sēmeíōsis, a derivation of the verb σημειῶ, sēmeiô, "to mark").
 
scentiotics - (noun) the study of scent sign processes.
     Etymology
          From scent + semiotics.
 
scintillaroma - (noun) a minute trace of a scent.
 
seajerry - (noun) a sherry and seaweed scent, characteristic of wakame and its tincture.
 
septieu - (noun) the scent of medical facilities.
 
sepulunctum - (noun) a buried scent.
 
shimmiol - (noun) a shimmering scent.
 
silvumidus - (noun) the scent of humidity in the forest, particularly in warm or hot weather.
 
skehupnos - (noun) a hypnotic scent.
 
sleuctrace - (intransitive and transitive verb) to track down the path or trail of a scent.
 
smexis - (noun) a smell hexis; the active possession of being in a state of smelling.
 
sniffitus - (noun) a smell habitus; a social shaping of smell; a socialized way of perceiving, responding to, or behaving around aromas; smellings as shaped by societies and cultures.
 
snustick - (noun) a sticky scent.
 
snuzzent - (noun) a fuzzy aroma.
 
solidorous - (adjective) having a solid smelling aroma.
 
sopaze - (noun) a sour scent.
 
sparassotiate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to become high or intoxicated via scent.
 
sparassotted - (adjective) high or intoxicated via scent.
 
spectrolora - (noun) the jasmine, gardenia, and purple smell of Disney World's EPCOT at night.
 
stagnagua - (noun) the scent of stagnant water.
 
stilluma - (noun) the scent of Manhattan, New York just after the sun has come up.
 
strangaloom - (noun) a stringy aroma.
 
strobiss - (noun) a pulsating scent.
 
sublimume - (noun) a sublime scent or the experience thereof.
 
sublimumiate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to have a sublime experience of scent.
 
subterramotease - (noun) New York City subway grease smell (the scent of motor oil mixed with trapped underground aromas).
 
subtress - (noun) the scent of hair after being submerged in a swimming pool and then drying in the sun.
     Etymology
          From suburbia + submerge + tresses.
 
suicess - (noun) a scent that is salty and putrid, characteristic of seawater soaked clay that has dried out, sulphur and still air; a smell that is heavy, and hot, evoking a slough with mud flats, cracked earth, birds and flies.
 
sunnose - (noun) a bright aroma.
 
suwayewel - (noun) a stolen scent.
 
swinch - (noun) a sweet vinegar aroma.
 
swuckle - (noun) a sweet pickled aroma like that of gari and bread and butter pickles.
 
tainorama - (noun) the open mesic and chilly smell of the sunrise in high altitude southern Utah.
 
tamptar - (noun) the scent of a freshly dipped and pulled tampon: the once a month aromatic window into the inner smell of organs (provided by the menstruating female body).
 
tariala - (noun) a tart scent.
 
tarialaglue - (noun) a glue and tart scent as in certain tree resins.
 
tarraguckle - (noun) an aromatic and spicy pickled aroma like that of cornichons.
 
tarsea - (noun) the scent of ocean tar, like the tar seeping up into the sand at Coal Oil Point, Isla Vista, California.
 
tarvein - (noun) a tart vinegar aroma.
 
therionea - (noun) a wild, animalic scent.
 
therioneal - (adjective) of a wild, animalic scent.
 
thiolpulvis - (noun) the scent of body odor mixed with deodorant.
 
tlamanaroma - (noun) a gifted scent.
 
tonkinilla - (noun) a sweet soft plastic aroma as found in manufactured children's toys like Cabbage Patch dolls, My Little Ponies, and Keypers.
 
topuzum - (noun) a humming scent.
 
trascensce - (noun) a physically light or faint aroma.
 
trumpelstiltskin - (noun) the Aquanet and sunburned smell of Donald John Trump.
     Etymology
          From Trump (any playing card given a high ad-hoc rank; a playing card that is elevated above its usual rank in trick-taking games) + Rumpelstiltskin (from German Rumpelstilzchen, believed to derive from an old children's game called Rumpele stilt oder der Poppart, mentioned in Johann Fischart's Geschichtklitterung, or Gargantua [1577], which is a loose adaptation of Rabelais' famous pentalogy La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel [1532-1564]).
 
twibloze - (noun) a cold beach smell (night, rocky).
 
ullew- (noun) a thick, syrupy smell that hangs in the air physically, or seemingly physically; an occurrence of this.
 
ullewic - (adjective) having a thick, syrupy smell that hangs in the air physically, or seemingly physically.
 
ullrous - (adjective) having a syrupy smell.
 
ullrusqueue - (noun) a syrupy smell.
 
umuckle - (noun) a savory pickled aroma like that of dill pickles or gherkins, cornichons, kimchi, and sauerkraut.
 
unnerwesh - (intransitive and transitive verb) to be soothed by a scent.
 
updamp - (noun) the smell of an attic (damp, cold).
 
uppercust - (noun) the lactic burnt scent of the milk skin on pudding or custard as it cools.
 
urnic - (noun) the scent of clothing after being around a campfire; (adjective) having this scent.
 
uterami - (noun) the meaty uterus smell when sloughed and served upon a sanitary napkin; uterus tartare; female aspic (raw); the ripe inner-outer organ scent when left to macerate between commercial maxi pad and skin for any amount of time; the opaque jelly fragrance when rank, sweet, and exposed to air; the wild aroma this red goo takes on when cultured with bacteria on the skin and clothing.
     Etymology
          From uterus + umami.
 
vaporsunk - (noun) a warm beach smell (day, sand).
 
vatlantina - (noun) the smell of vagina ocean: salty, expansive, and basic.
 
vegeath - (noun) the scent of vegetal death.
 
velacqueau - (noun) a suave, velvety scent.
 
vellicoss - (noun) a papery scent.
 
velvurr - (noun) a velvety scent.
 
vertigust - (noun) a dizzying aroma.
 
vesspisce - (noun) the scent of a fishing vessel.
 
vintrellic - (adjective) vinous smelling.
 
vintrellis - (noun) a vine or vinous smell.
 
vitreogob - (noun) the glassy and cool perfume of Concord grapes.
 
vonch - (noun) a savory vinegar aroma.
 
waddlelaga - (noun) the scent of fluffy skunk tail rolling in across green fields accompanied by the cool air of coming dusk; named for the eponymous Waddles, who snacked and slept in the garage during summer evenings 2019.
 
waglosh - (noun) the scent of wet watercolors.
 
wailunu - (noun) the scent of pre-sunrise mountain mist on Maui mixed with freshly fallen plumeria flowers.
 
wakenfume - (noun) when a scent awakens one from sleep.
 
wakenfumate - (intransitive and transitive verb) to awaken from sleep due to a scent.
 
walaflesh - (noun) the watery but fleshy aroma of watermelon and strawberry.
 
warminudge - (noun) the scent of cat fur.
 
weasray - (noun) an enchanting scent.
 
weizenhum - (noun) a wheat beer semen smell, possibly with hints of plastic bucket.
 
werepillow - (noun) the smell of a cushiony cat; the smell of a cat when it takes on a cushion or pillow shape.
 
wheelfat - (noun) the scent of motor oil.
 
winchen - (noun) a burnt woods smell.
 
winchenine - (adjective) having a burnt woods smell.
 
wreckweed - (noun) a hot beach smell (day, rocky).
 
wubbonea - (noun) the wet clothing smell of dog and the dog smell of wet clothing.
 
wushlift - (noun) the scent of running water in the natural world, such as a stream, river, brook, or waterfall.
 
yellair - (noun) the sulphuric hard boiled egg scent of Texas oil fields.
     Etymology
          From yellow + yell + air.
 
zemon - (noun) an aroma that is zippy or fast smelling.
     Etymology
          From zip + lemon.
 
zingibrass - (noun) the grassy, dusty, and sweet musk of elephant skin and hair.
 
zissum - (noun) an effervescent, fizzy, bubbly aroma.
 
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