The particulars of this case, in fact, reek with the stench of crony capitalism.
The stench of the backed-up toilets combines with the fumes of garbage fermenting in the midday sun.
So, too, is the tactic of leaving dead bodies in the street so their sight and stench will discourage others.
Old English stenc "a smell" (either pleasant or unpleasant), from Proto-Germanic *stankwiz (cf. Old Saxon stanc, Old High German stanch, German stank). Related to stincan "emit a smell" (see stink) as drench is to drink. The notion of "evil smell" predominated from c.1200.