Smells Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Smells Quotes from Bruce Lipton, Hayley Atwell, Sam Shepard, Jo Brand, Lucas Hedges. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

The first six years of a child's life, it is like a tap

The first six years of a child’s life, it is like a tape recorder is on. Everything it sees, smells, touches, experiences in any way, whatever it hears, is being downloaded into the brain before the consciousness of the child is even made apparent.
Bruce Lipton
Documenting trips makes them that much richer. I stick in train tickets and business cards from restaurants. It makes the whole experience poetic, describing the sights, smells and sounds around me. It means I can relive the holiday years later.
Hayley Atwell
I remember, as a kid, going into other people’s houses. Everything was different. The smells in the kitchen were different; the clothing was different. That bothered me. There’s something very mysterious about other families and the way they function.
Sam Shepard
When you have children, your house smells very unpleasant all the time.
Jo Brand
In my bedroom, I have my yoga mat and the puppets I’ve made over the years, and because I’m very into smells, I have some burned sage on my bedside to help clear my head.
Lucas Hedges
I like musk and oud in a really, really delicate way. Because sometimes, if there’s too much oud, it just smells like you’re in the back of a cab in Harlem and I can’t do it.
Saint Jhn
I loved every second of Catholic church. I loved the sickly sweet rotting-pomegranate smells of the incense. I loved the overwrought altar, the birdbath of holy water, the votive candles; I loved that there was a poor box, the stations of the cross rendered in stained glass on the windows.
Anne Lamott
I love cooking during Christmas, all smells like the hot apple cider, the hot spiced wine.
Amy Smart
I’m very sensitive to smells.
Cynthia Rowley
I’m harsh on myself. But let’s be honest: I’m not as harsh as the online one-star critic who says, ‘This book is boring and stupid and smells like poo.’
Paul G. Tremblay
I think a lot of humor is about distracting yourself. Pretend you’re not trying to make it funny. Because for some reason the effort to be funny smells like sulphur in our culture.
Sloane Crosley
One of my favourite scents in the world is the ‘Brown’ candle from Hotel Costes in Paris. It smells like naughty nights in corners of clubs.
Poppy Delevingne
Coffee on an airplane always smells bad. Whenever it is served, suddenly the whole cabin stinks of it.
Jonathan Carroll
Music and smells are the most memory-recall, nostalgia-inducing things.
Richard Linklater
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
John Betjeman
My baby is amazing; even his head smells amazing. His breath, the whole thing, you could eat him! He’s a big, beautiful boy. He’s great.
Orlando Bloom
Amy Adams is a lucky woman. Not only is she one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses, with five Oscar nominations under her fashionable belt, she actually smells sexy.
Susannah Cahalan
In a lot of ways, a lot of smells that aren’t necessarily edible smell good, and they remind you of certain aspects of food. So making those associations with what smells good or smells a certain way and pairing that with actual edible ingredients is one avenue that we take creatively.
Grant Achatz
The power of ‘Madame Bovary’ stems from Flaubert’s determination to render each object of his scrutiny exactly as it looks, or sounds or smells or feels or tastes.
Kathryn Harrison
The Mediterranean is in my DNA. I’m fine inland for about a week, but then I yearn for a limitless view of the sea, for the colours and smells of the Italian and French Riviera.
Alain Ducasse
I’ve seen a lot of political violence in my life. I know what it looks like. I know what it smells like. I know what motivates young men to do it. I’ve talked to them about it. I know what victims feel like, you know? I know the abominable effect it has on politics. I know how intractable it is.
Paul Greengrass
Winning is the deodorant of the game, it covers all bad smells.
Steve Nicol
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
Cyril Connolly
I have these surreal moments where I’m like, ‘I’m pregnant with Jake Gyllenhaal’s baby’ and ‘I’m telling Robert Pattinson that he smells of sex.’ But you’re acting, so the focus is on the work.
Sarah Gadon
If your kitchen smells good, your food lost something.
Nathan Myhrvold
No matter how you rearrange President Obama’s inner circle, it still looks, smells and tastes like a rotten Chicago deep-dish pizza.
Michelle Malkin
Smells are so powerful and evocative, sometimes stronger than visual cues.
Will Cotton
To many, Courtney Love smells like rock hype. Reviewers may be excited about her, but the rock audience may be skeptical of the credentials of someone who is more famous for her interviews and her spouse than for her music.
Robert Hilburn
I started wearing all black around the time I got into Nirvana. I first heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ when I was about 12, and I remember jumping on my bed, so excited about it.
Natasha Lyonne
Nobody cooks anymore. To me, to watch your parents cook, and to have a house that smells warm and delicious, is a very vital memory that I think kids don’t really have anymore.
Tyler Florence
I find it difficult to attend autopsies. Especially the smells.
Patricia Cornwell
As a Christian, Christ died so that we will have eternal life in Him in Heaven. What it looks like doesn’t matter, what it smells like doesn’t matter, as long as Christ is there it will be Heaven to me.
T. D. Jakes
I’m just a huge fan of smells, first of all. I have a bit of an obsession with smells.
Jessica Stroup
The doors between the old man today and the child are still open, wide open. I can stroll through my grandmother’s house and know exactly where the pictures are, the furniture was, how it looked, the voice, the smells. I can move from my bed at night today to my childhood in less than a second.
Ingmar Bergman
My parents both work in publishing, and I was a bright, academic kind of kid, and I read a lot of books, and when you read a lot, I guess the muscle that gets exercised is where you can hear the voices in your head. You can turn words into pictures and into sounds and into colours and smells.
Harry Lloyd
You know, when George Bush talks about freedom not being America’s gift to world but God’s gift to all humankind, it smells like market testing to me.
Joe Klein
Undoubtedly, there are a number of well-developed, mainly female, stars helping Miss Taylor to hold the film industry together: Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, etc. But such an insistence on cheesecake smells of bankruptcy.
Patrick Kavanagh
I think bad breath is… just hard to get past. Someone with just horrible breath, yeah. I’m not talking about just onion breath. I’m talking about you been brushing your teeth and using the mouthwash and it still smells like you’ve been tongue-kissing the toes of a gorilla – that’s horrible.
Paul Wall
I don’t like bad smells.
Carole Radziwill
Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend.
Lucy Liu
The deal looks bad and smells worse.
Michelle Malkin
Pictures are as evocative to me as smells.
Anthony Browne
Before every game, I have this 30-second routine where I’ll pretend like I’m doing some stupid stretch, but what I am really doing is just closing my eyes and taking in the moment, imagining every arena and every city I’ve been in, smelling all the smells, seeing all the fans.
Channing Frye
Every Chanel show I’ve been to is very conceptual. Even down to the music and smells, the whole thing is connected.
Baseball is my escape. The sights, the sounds, the way the park smells. There is truly no place I would rather be than at a game.
Alyssa Milano
I didn’t know then that I would never be able to leave the sounds and smells of these sights behind me, but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
Emanuel Celler
Most people prepare for travels by reading about their destination; it always seemed an odd approach to me. I find it much easier and more pleasant to focus with the sights and smells of a place rattling around in my mind.
Michael Specter
Let’s keep the chemists over here and the food over here, that’s my feeling. What do I know? But that is a big aspect of fast food is their ability to artificially taint the colors and the smells and stuff to stimulate appetite.
Greg Kinnear
Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.
David Leavitt
I love the Middle East. My earliest childhood memories are of Jerusalem. I love the colors and smells and cadence of Arabic spoken in the streets of Cairo or Beirut. I also love the modernity and verve of Tel Aviv.
Kai Bird
I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She’s a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.
M. J. Rose
I love Serge Lutens orange blossom perfume; my mom got it for me. It’s my favorite. It just smells clean.
Gia Coppola
When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.
Carlos Santana
There is something about poverty that smells like death.
Zora Neale Hurston
Smell is something that attracts me instantly. So if the guy smells nice, there is an instant attraction.
Alia Bhatt
Everyone always says my hair smells good, and I really just use Garnier Fructis conditioner.
Nina Agdal
Brexit is turning out to be a really really bad meal. We ordered steak and chips and we’ve now got some raw chicken that smells bad.
Gavin Esler
As far as I’m concerned, attraction, in its most rudimentary form, comes from the way a person naturally smells. I’d say that within the first five seconds of ‘inhaling’ someone, I know if there’s an attraction or not. This may sound animalistic – and it is.
Rachel Nichols
I like the Open Window Fresh WetJet scent; it smells pretty good as you are using it. I like fresh and clean smells, so it makes sense that I would also be partnered with Swiffer because that is what they are all about: making your house all fresh and clean.
Eric Stonestreet
I have almost never written about my experience as a soldier on the battlefield, because I tried, and I found that it is beyond my capacity to describe the battlefield. The battlefield consists mostly of smells, and it is very difficult to describe smells in words – very difficult indeed.
Amos Oz
On my body, I use Kai body butter. It smells really nice and it’s fresh and creamy. When it’s really cold out, I go with some good ol’ Nivea cream.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
The process and the great smells it produces make everyone hungry and get everyone’s mouth watering. And it gives men a chance to cook.
Bobby Flay
I think cheese smells funny, but I feel bananas ‘are’ funny. I’m assuming Swamp told the whole story of the executives seriously asking us to replace the banana with cheese because they thought it was funnier.
Joe Murray
I remember the first time I saw the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video. I will never forget that day. I just wanted to see Kurt Cobain’s face. I had a feeling he was very cute. But, I couldn’t see his face. When I finally did see him, he was even cuter than I imagined!
Let’s get into talking about how autism is similar animal behavior. The thing is I don’t think in a language, and animals don’t think in a language. It’s sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. It’s putting these sensory based memories into categories.
Temple Grandin
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
H. L. Mencken
I think smells, like sounds, can be so much immediately affecting.
Helena Bonham Carter
It is kind of cliche to say you like a man to smell like a man, but I really do. My husband can go three or four days without taking a shower and the man never smells.
Natasha Henstridge
My husband always smells good to me.
Jessica Capshaw
When I’m problem-solving with something, I have, effectively, a CAD program in my head that’s like a room that has specific qualities to it that I go to some deal of effort to populate. Textures and smells, something like that.
Jamie Hyneman
The press is a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can’t be right all the time. He doesn’t bark only when he sees or smells something that’s dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.
Dan Rather
A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.
Ray Bradbury
We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.
Randa Abdel-Fattah
My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It’s a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust.
Ron Reagan
I’ve been working for this industry since I was 15, and every makeup artist I’ve known who’s worth my time uses Jao Refresher on their hands and their brushes. It’s like an all-encompassing sanitizer that smells way better than alcoholy Purell.
Logan Browning
I like a man who smells good. Puts on cologne; lotions his body. It keeps me wanting. I like feeling that way.
Jill Scott
I love New York, but I don’t like how it smells like hot pee and garbage in the summer. I feel like Chicago isn’t that way. Maybe I’m just being romantic.
Cecily Strong
I have definitely had guys walk up to me, put their arm around me, and when they walk away, my shoulder smells like taco meat.
Trixie Mattel
I still bump ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ I used to listen to it before all my football games.
Freddie Gibbs
At 86, I can easily look back to the last eight decades. Though memory often fails me now, so many images of the past are still clearly polished, and I can yet recall not just an abiding sense of place, but the keen smells, the sensory responses to the events of that past.
F. Sionil Jose
When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.
Jill Scott
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
William Wordsworth
I’ve never worn fur, either. I’m a naturally squeamish person, and fur smells like dead animal to me.
Sadie Frost
The woman who loves always smells good.
Remy de Gourmont
Coconut oil is a must for everything. It is fresh from the earth, so it naturally works to moisturize my scalp, skin, hair and even helps to remove eye makeup. It also smells delicious. You can buy it at a beauty store or the grocery store.
Jillian Hervey
I have a problem with a lot of men’s fragrances because they are very strong. Somebody somewhere thinks that masculine means powerful smells, and I find them overbearing and not very pleasant.
Clive Owen
Who cannot appreciate the smell of bacon? It smells good, but I never want to grab a bite.
Tony Cardenas
My all-time favorite skin cream is from Poland. Its called Eva Natura with Polish herbs, including rosemary. It smells wonderful and is soothing and comforting.
Dagmara Dominczyk
It’s filled with… baking soda. Because it really smells.
Kate O’Brien
Riesling? It smells like an intensive care ward.
Jim Harrison
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
J. Paul Getty
Onions and bacon cooking up just makes your kitchen smell so good. In fact, one day I’m going to come up with a room deodorizer that smells like bacon and onions. It’s a fabulous smell.
Paula Deen
‘Women’s’ war has its own colors, its own smells, its own lighting, and its own range of feelings. There are no heroes and incredible feats; there are simply people who are busy doing inhumanly human things.
Svetlana Alexievich
Those who know me well will tell you that I love a market, and when I say market, I mean food market. No matter where in the world, they allow me to soak up the culture, to hear the rhythmic chattering of the local people and traders, and take in the all-important smells, pungent and intoxicating.
John Torode
Kanan is a big road through the Santa Monica Mountains. Between mid-March and mid-April, when you get over to the western side of the mountains, it’s populated by Spanish broom – this beautiful, yellow, flowering weed that smells the way I imagine it smells along the Yellow Brick Road.
John C. McGinley
I’m not a great horse person, but I love horses, and I love all of it. The sights and sounds and smells, the whole genre of Westerns – I love them.
Mary Steenburgen
I’ve always gravitated towards those ultimate lines in songs, the line you grab on to. That line in ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ ‘Here we are now/Entertain us’ – the irony, the antagonism; that’s always stuck with me.
Corey Taylor
I throw a Christmas party at my house. It’s not really a Christmas party, because I don’t want to call it a Christmas party. But let’s just say I put a lot of Christmas trees around the house, so it smells good.
Bill Murray
Noises and smells, those can bring back powerful memories. I remember when I was going to school one Fourth of July, and there were a lot of fireworks going off. I knew that I was in Richmond. I knew that I was a college student. But I thought people were shooting at me.
Kevin Powers
Rosewater & Glycerin spray is amazing as a mist. I get it at health food stores. It smells good and is really hydrating.
Stella Maxwell
I’ve been climbing my whole life, so I know a lot of the feelings, the smells; these memories are pretty distinct in my mind still.
Tommy Caldwell
Death will never be pretty – its sights and smells too close and crude. And it will never come under our control: it gallops where we tiptoe, rips up our routines, burns our very breath with its heat and sting.
Nancy Gibbs
I like very masculine smells. I like wood scents on men. I just like a man to smell great, but I don’t like very strong cologne. I don’t like when a man is overpowered by cologne. I think subtle and sexy is always best.
Jessica White
I’m really interested in smells. I think I’d like to own a perfumery someday.
Kurt Cobain
I swear by Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate Soleil matte bronzer. My boyfriend thinks I eat chocolate before I see him because it smells like it.
Camille Kostek
I actually use women’s perfume – I have since I was a kid. It’s called Anais Anais, from Rachael. It smells like a beautiful woman and a bouquet of flowers. I use that and Right Guard deodorant.
Albert Hammond, Jr.
I remember when I came home from the hospital after having my son, I wore a Narciso Rodriguez black coat. Then, I was using this fragrance that I had created. I walk by that coat, and it still smells like that fragrance. It takes you right there.
Sarah Jessica Parker
The body of a dead enemy always smells sweet.
Titus Flavius Vespasian
New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it.
Neil Simon
Roja Dove believes that by test and experimentation – by a sort of psychoanalysis via fragrance – you can find the flavors and smells that connect you both to the here and now and to memories of the past.
Michael Paterniti
If the first bite is with the eye and the second with the nose, some people will never take that third, actual bite if the food in question smells too fishy, fermented or cheesy.
Yotam Ottolenghi
Fifth grade was when I first heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit;’ it was the energy, and his voice. I liked 311 and Sublime, too, though that might have been a little after that.
Ty Dolla Sign
The ‘Love Island’ villa smells. That’s the one thing the audience at home never see.
Laura Whitmore
I’m inspired by deep, earthy smells, especially of the outdoors.
Jeremiah Brent
I love making a body scrub with ground-up coffee and coconut oil. It’s really good for circulation, and it smells delicious. I also do a DIY Greek-yogurt-and-honey mask that softens your skin and helps reduce puffy eyes.
Lily Aldridge
In examining witnesses, I learned to ask general questions so as to elicit details with powerful sensory associations: the colors, the sounds, the smells that lodge an image in the mind and put the listener in the burning house.
Sonia Sotomayor
I love a nicely groomed guy who smells good. That’s important.
Kelly Rowland
I have a lucky perfume. I love beautiful smells, but I save one of my favorite perfumes to wear only when I feel like I need some extra luck.
Gretchen Rubin
Pictures are as evocative to me as smells.
Anthony Browne
The Turks are fantastic barbecuers. They have these long barbecue pits called Mangals. The food smells wonderful and has a smoky, charcoaly taste.
Rick Stein
Gentile smoked salmon is all… muscular and smells of smoke. It’s not very fatty. They don’t understand – smoked salmon should be almost spreadable! So you give them the real stuff and they can’t believe how delicious it is.
Giles Coren