His gesture is so bold it has a whiff of sacrilege, not just of art-world rebellion.
The whole episode had more than a whiff of publicity seeking.
The Gunpowder green tea simple syrup adds complexity, and the hopped bitters add a whiff of cannabis.
13c., weffe "foul scent or odor," of imitative origin. Modern form became popular late 16c. with tobacco smoking, probably influenced by whiffle "blow in gusts or puffs" (1560s). The verb in the baseball slang sense "to swing at a ball and miss" first recorded 1913.