Russian language belongs to the richest languages of the world. Almost every word to find a synonym, i.e. the word with the same meaning, but with its own semantic nuances.

To illustrate this judgment can take the word "smell", or rather its semantic field. In other words, it is possible to observe how and what words describe the smell.

Words to describe smell

The smell always comes from something or someone. In this regard, one can distinguish, for example, the smell of roses or wormwood, fish or roast meat, the smell of burning or smell of the forest. I.e. the word "smell" is added to the word denoting the object, which is the smell, and it turns out the first is quite simple and neutral description.

In the Russian language is very often a number with the noun uses a definition that answers the question "what?". The smell would appear to be "spicy, honey or strawberry". In this case again there is allusion to the fact that creates that smell.

But the smell can be measured. In this case, would be appropriate the phrase "bad smell" "good smell" and "nice and bad", "desirable and disgusting." If to speak about the impact of smell on a person, you can pick up the definition of "intolerable", "barely noticeable".
The smell can be "persistent", "tart", "easy" and so on.

Finally, it is possible to describe the smell of a verb. For example, "smell" is a neutral word; "fragrant" – a word with a decidedly positive assessment; "it stinks" is the word saying about the negativity.

If the smell is pleasant

If describes a pleasant smell, are synonymous: "aroma", "incense", "incense". The last two words are words that are rarely spoken in conversation, their destiny – it book.

The aroma in verse or prose text, "flooding", "flows" and even "hugs". Through these words, at first glance, directly related to the odor without, however, creates a particular picture, not devoid of romance.

If it comes on colors then come to the aid of such verbs as "fragrance" "exude (odor)".

Pleasant smells are described by the epithets of "magic", "fresh", "tender", "sweet", "miracle". This series can be continued indefinitely.

What words describe a bad smell

Oddly enough, to describe unpleasant odors in the language reveals more than words. Among them "stink", "stench", "stink", "stench", "odor", "smell", "miasma".
Osobitsu is the word "smell". Originally the word meant "spirits" and, accordingly, pleasant smell. Now the word "smell" is pronounced mostly in an ironic way and with the opposite sense.

A bad smell, "distribute", "emit", "let". Something nasty may "carry", "pull". Such an object "smells", "it stinks."

The epithets awarded to the unpleasant smell, also forced to wince. It's "cloying", "terrible", "unbearable", "stale", "rotten", "putrid", "stinking". But is unlikely to continue this series.

So, to describe different smells using different words, from neutral to expressive. Instead of the word "smell" use the right synonym and the desired effect will be achieved. For a more detailed description will need adjectives the diversity in the Russian language which is rather large. And even well-chosen verbs can perform a descriptive function in the text.