Using a device called an eNose, a group of Israeli neurobiologists were able to rank smells by pleasantness. They tested dozens of smells on people in Israel and Ethiopia (two very different cultural groups) in order to determine whether these good smells were universal or culturally specific. What they found was that many smells are universally rated as good or bad.
— Top ranked scents include lime and grapefruit. Read more at Scientists Discover Five Things That Smell Good To Nearly Everyone. Thanks to Jane for the link!