It filled my head, that muttering sound, like thick oily smoke from a fat-rendering vat or an odour of noisome decay.
Mary sniffed the musk-laden air, and the primitive spirit in her, lured by the odour, conquered her will.
When the tomb of Saint Cecilia was opened an odour of roses came up from her coffin.
The smoke that rises during the operation has not the least odour of an Acid.
The oil will be found to have imbibed the odour of the flowers.
He could see the picture without looking—and that odour struck him as excruciatingly appropriate to this woman's soul.
There was an odour of pomade and vanilla that made me feel sick.
For some time it dragged on without a single wolf appearing, though the odour came strong and savoury through cords and straw.
He buried his wet face in them, and inhaled, with delight, all the odour of wealth.
Still the odour of his merits had left a fragrancy upon the recollection of the elder pupils.
c.1300, from Anglo-French odour, from Old French odor "smell, perfume, fragrance" (12c., Modern French odeur) and directly from Latin odor "a smell, a scent" (pleasant or disagreeable), from PIE *od- "to smell" (cf. Latin olere "emit a smell, to smell of," with Sabine -l- for -d-; Greek ozein "to smell;" Armenian hotim "I smell;" Lithuanian uodziu "to smell").
Good or bad odor, in reference to repute, estimation, is from 1835. Odor of sanctity (1756) is from French odeur de sainteté (17c.) "sweet or balsamic scent said to be exhaled by the bodies of eminent saints at death or upon disinterment."
odor o·dor (ō'dər)
The property or quality of a thing that affects, stimulates, or is perceived by the sense of smell.
A sensation, stimulation, or perception of the sense of smell.