A smell can remind you of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repulses, relaxes or offends. So it depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of something rotten in your life or in a relationship if the smell is bad. Memories.
Bad smell: Frequently in dreams a bad smell expresses an intuition of something rotten in ones life. Rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship; a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories.
Good smell: Good feelings; non verbalised intimations or love.
The possible meanings are also explained by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: On the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of grease paint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks; smell blood; take time to smell the roses; can you smell yourself. See: nose under body.
Similar words: odor, cent, smell