I have found that one way to attempt to describe a smell, would be to use words that describe feeling or texture, such as rough, sharp, smooth, bland and round. That is, using other senses that the other person might know. The main reason we find it hard to describe a given smell is because our language has few words that are actually related to smells. As an example, I would describe the smell of Danish money, the Krone, as dry.
Another trait that is impossible to describe is color.
Audited October 6, 2001