Smells are an interesting phenomenon, some are loved, some are hated, some can make any space seem inviting or downright unappealing. While everyone has different preferences on fragrant smells, one thing is for sure, bad smells are universally disliked amongst most sane people. Many of us have come in contact with some pretty putrid smells over the years, but did you know there are worse smells out there other than that gym bag you forgot about in your trunk? Pinch your nose and light a candle cause we have compiled a list of the worst smells from around the world that will surely make you say “Ew!”
You might have seen this smelly snack on a food travel show and for good reason. The Durian fruit is easily the smelliest fruit of them all, with an odor that is described as rotten eggs with a hint of onion. The fruits signature smell is caused by its 44 odor compounds that when combined create an odor that is hated by many and loved by few. Even the strongest deodorizer is no match for the Durians powerful stench, hence why it has been banned from any mass transit in Singapore.
Vieux Boulogne Cheese
Voted by experts at Cranfield University as the smelliest cheese of them all, the Vieux Boulogne cheese is not what you want in a ham sandwich. This cheese is said to smell like rotting leaves and mushrooms by the brave few who can stomach the stench. Scientist determined the disgusting smell is caused by the interaction of beer and milk enzymes have with each other during the rind washing process. If someone near you asks who cut the cheese, just hope it wasn’t this one.
Flowers are beautiful. They are pretty to look at, smell nice and generally are a good indicator that someone cares about you. However, if you receive this flower from your significant other, you might want to reconsider your dating options. The Amorphophallus Titanum is a flower that may be pretty to look at, but to smell is a different story. The flowers stench has been described as rotting meat and while this may be appealing to pollinators, to most of us this is not the smell we want to encounter while frolicking through fields. Don’t be surprised if you never see a can of Amorphophallus Titanum air freshener on store shelves any time soon.
Some might think they’re cute, others may think the opposite and for many, it might be a reminder of a childhood cartoon (think Arthur). We are of course talking about the anteater and while some are cute and friendly the Collared Anteater is the exception. This kind of anteater still retains all of the cute characteristics of a normal anteater, it has a trait that separates it from the rest. The Collared Anteater emits a putrid smell that keeps away undesirable predators. Luckily for the anteater, this defense mechanism works on humans too.
A staple of any breakfast, the egg is packed full of protein and more importantly pairs perfectly with a few slices of bacon. However, did you know that the egg can become downright revolting if cured correctly? The century egg is preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime and rice hulls for several months. During this process, the egg turns from yellow and white to grey and brown and emits a smell like that of sulfur and ammonia. This method of preserving eggs originated in China and are commonly eaten. If you are looking for a way to change up your breakfast, try a century egg with your pancakes, just be sure and have an odor neutralizer nearby.
Some smells have the ability to transport us to great places of happiness and bliss. On the other hand, certain smells can remind us of places we have no desire to go back to. Kinda like a smelly bathroom that many of us have come in contact with at some point in time. Don’t earn the reputation as that friend with the smelly bathroom. Take your houseguests to a smell safe haven by installing a NoMO on your bathroom toilet. Because the last thing you want is your bathroom to show up on this list.
Place toilet seat over NoMO inlet & secure with mounting connectors
*ensure sensor is facing forward
Bowl Mount Installation
Extend spring-loaded metal inlet
Place on toilet bowl
Relase inlet spring
*ensure sensor is facing forward
“NoMO works amazingly well”
I purchased two of your products for my house. They work amazingly well. I love the product and tell all my friends. I intend to buy two more units for the rest of the house.
Thomas Y. Irvine, CA
“I have 3 sons and NoMO has saved my bathroom…”
I was already worried about what our guests would think going into the bathroom, but with NoMO I know that the smell will be totally taken care of! Even I can go into the bathroom without holding my nose, and I have a very sensitive sense of smell.
Sharon N. Austin, TX
This product works amazingly well. There is literally no odor left behind in the bathroom when using the NoMO. I completely disagree with a previous reviewer that mentioned it being hard to install. While I realize that everyone has a different skill level, if you can use a screwdriver, you will have no problems installing this. The cost seemed a little high at first, but once installed and I used it I realized that it is a bargain. It is very well made and I like the fact that it is cordless and the batteries are rechargeable. If you are considering the NoMO, I would not hesitate to buy it.
Kaiser Salt Lake City, UT
“Excellent product and was pleasantly surprised…”
Our household has tried other products attempting similar results in the past and none left me too impressed. NoMO was easy to install, easy to use, blends in with the bathroom, looks great and works very well. I’ll be ordering a second one for our second bathroom – very pleased with this purchase!!
Christina L. Dallas, TX
“I highly recommend NoMO!”
I ordered two NoMO’s for my office and everyone is loving it! No more embarrassing moments of running from the bathroom to my desk hoping nobody noticed it was me. NoMO keeps the air fresh and no more potpourri!
Andrew C. Boston, MA
“I’m so happy to have this product”
I’m so happy to have this product! It is as good as advertised. Have placed an order for a second one!
Renna D. Lincoln, NE
Fantastic product. I just got my second unit.
K. Stock Seattle, WA
“Makes bathrooms bearable!”
This product has worked wonders! I got one for my roommate and now we share our bathroom in peace.
Riley H. Austin, TX
“End result is no smell… awesome!”
My wife bought this and at first I thought, oh great another internet buy. I didnt think this would work at all. Turns out, I was wrong. It runs a little loud but I dont mind as it really isnt much louder than the bathroom fan which I use anyway. The end result is no smell… awesome!
Donny T. Santa Fe, NM
“NoMO is amazing”
NoMO is amazing – as soon as I wave my hand and stand the air smells fresh and clean. It’s a little noisy, so everybody knows it’s running, but the end result is worth the little embarrassment.
Taylor H. Omaha, NE
“Couldn’t resist the purchase”
NoMO has been a great addition to our home! After seeing all of the features on their website, I couldn’t resist the purchase. I was a little worried about the price, but it has been totally worth it.
Nicholas B. Boulder, CO
“It really works!”
Sometimes I have to wave my hand back and forth a few times, but once it gets going, it really works!
Tina P. Cincinnati, OH
“Thank you NoMO!”
I don’t have to hold my breath in the bathroom after my husband anymore. Thank you NoMO!
Beth A. Durham, NC
“Love the NoMO so far”
Love the NoMO so far. Easter weekend the family will be here, time to put it to the test!
Nic A. Lubbock, TX
My apartment here in Brooklyn will never be the same. Thanks NoMO!!!
Coleen F. New York, NY
“Loyal customer over here”
Skeptical at first when I purchased. Installed it last week and LOVE IT had to come back and review it for the company to spread the word. Loyal customer over here!
Bruce S. Reno, NV
“Still going strong NoMO makers!”
Have had my unit for a month now and I haven’t had to recharge it once. Still going strong NoMO makers!
Trevor H. Richmond, VA
“This thing is great”
If I would afford to buy a NoMO for every toilet in the office I would, this thing is great I am really satisfied with my purchase. Installed the one for my house and love it. Not often I come back and review products I buy online but I had to spread the word for this new game changer.
Jordan J. Austin, TX
“Does what it says”
Really happy with my product. Does what they say and was shipped super quickly. Will eventually get another for the kids bathroom.
Doug M. Tempe, AZ
“I would buy another”
Price was a little steep but I would buy another after using it a few times. I like the soft fan noise the motor makes so its not just dead silent while im in the bathroom. Luckily I got a good deal with the email sign up.
Jennifer L. Garden Grove, CA
“Made a big difference in my home”
Installation was way easier than I expected. Had never removed my toilet seat before but it was just unscrewing two easy screws on the back of the toilet. Got the nomo on in under two minutes. Haven’t looked back since, I love the product it’s made a big difference in my home with two roommates.
Khiry Y. Pembroke Pines, FL
“Everyone has positive things to say”
I saw this on a Facebook ad couldn’t help but click and ended up purchasing. Shipping was great I received my purchase in three days and the shipping was free! Box was pretty cool and made it clear how installation was suppose to go down. Taking off my toilet seat was super easy I didn’t have any problems there. Then all you have to do is put down the holder plate and screw back on your toilet seat and charge the nomo. Says online that the charge lasts two months and it takes two hours to charge fully. Thats pretty cool, I didn’t like the idea of having to buy batteries all the time. Have used the product a few times already and everyone in the house has positive things to say about it. Makes the downstairs bathroom next to the living room everyones favorite bathroom to go in. At least my living room doesn’t stink! Would highly recommend the nomo to friends and family!
Karen D. Naperville, IL
Remove toilet seat and place inlet over screw holes.
Install inlet and reinstall toilet seat. Then, insert the filter into the housing lid.
NoMO vacuums toiler air from its inlet located directly under the toilet seat, scrubs the air in its Complex AC Filtration system, and returns purified and odor-free air to the environment. You can both activate and deactivate NoMO using either touchless activation via its motion-detecting sensors, or through a manual button press.
NoMO has Touchless or Manual activation for both on and off states. Simply wave your hand in front of NoMO’s motion-activated sensor, and it will turn on for a two minute cycle, after which it will automatically turn off. If you would like to turn off NoMO earlier, simply wave your hand again to deactivate the cycle. In Manual mode, simply press the button on the front of your NoMO for the same results as touchless mode.
Yes! NoMO’s bowl mount simply clips onto the side of your toilet bowl. For the seat mount, all you have to do is remove the lid, place the NoMO inlet on the bowl aligning the mounting holes, and reinstall the seat lid on top of the inlet.
In Manual mode, touch the Power button and NoMO will activate for a 2-minute cycle. Press the button again to end the cycle early. In TouchLess mode, slowly wave your hand in front of the sensor and NoMO will activate for a 2-minute cycle. Another hand wave will end the cycle early.