A sensation, pleasant or unpleasant, detected by inhaling air (or, the case of water-breathing animals, water) carrying airborne molecules of a substance. (noun)
The sense that detects odours. (noun)
To sense a smell or smells. (verb)
To have a particular smell, whether good or bad; if descriptive, followed by "like" or "of". (verb)
smell bad, stink (verb)
Examples of word smell
Tom- Just went back and read your review of Oud 27 and have put it in my list of 'to smell'..though right now Arabian Oud's King Fahed is what I am dying to smell!
* We swap pjs, his are still warm and smell like cigarette smoke mixed with fresh masculine smell*
Among senses, smell was the strongest: smell of hot pine-woods and sweet-fern in the scorching summer noon; of new-mown hay; of ploughed earth; of box hedges; of peaches, lilacs, syringes; of stables, barns, cow-yards; of salt water and low tide on the marshes; nothing came amiss.
Your writing might be kinda sweet, delicately nuanced, quite lovely to many, but if it's based on hers all she's gonna smell is the stuff you've done to it that's just plain wrong, far as she's concerned.
I can smell a smoker for hundreds of yards and know exactly what the smell is as it hits my nose, I'm sure an old buck does the same.