Sometimes, it’s the little whiffs in life that make us happy. And in this case, it's basically the scent of a freshly made bacon buttie …

We all know that social niceties go out the window when there’s a freshly brewed pot of coffee left in the kitchen and a whole office to contend with.


It’s not our fault: when it comes to foods that smell good, you’ve got to look after number one.


A new survey, which was commissioned by Harris, has revealed our top foodie smells. We’ll ignore for a moment that blue cheese and fish ranked among the most hated smells, and instead celebrate those feel-good foodie whiffs. 


Race you to the bakery aisle. 

The top 14 foodie smells of all time …


1. Freshly baked bread

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2. Bacon

3. Coffee

4. Cakes baking in the oven

5. A Sunday roast

6. Fish and chips

7. Vanilla

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8. Lemon

9. Chocolate

10. Barbecues

11. Cinnamon

12. Orange

13. Coconut

14. Christmas cake


And the worst …

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Blue cheese

Photo: Keith Williamson / CC-BY-SA 2.0 / adapted / Flickr: elwillo

1. Rotten milk

2. Rotten food


3. Garlic breath

4. Blue cheese


5. Fish

Do you agree? Or have they missed your favourite foodie smell? Let us know in the comments box below or tweet us @Homemade