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the best-smelling perfumes: the perfume with the nicest, best, most pleasant smell or odor
"Best-smelling" is a compound adjective which describes the odor of a person, place or thing. Without the hyphen, "best smelling" describes the capacity to smell. For example: the "best-smelling pig" is the one that has the most pleasant odor, but the "best smelling pig" is the one that is able to find all the delicious truffles.
Delavigne sells some of the best-smelling perfumes.
- "Stink was unhappy, but he was the best-smelling dog in the area."
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