2. The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odour; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint. Breathing the smell of field and grove. (milton) That which, above all others, yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violent. (bacon)
Origin: OE. Smel, smil, smul, smeol. See Smell.