"The Semaq Beri, like the Jahai, use abstract color words, but they also have abstract smell words they use for different qualities of smells," [Linguist Asifa Majid] says. For instance, the Jahai word Cηεs describes the seemingly dissimilar smell of petrol, smoke, bat poop, root of wild ginger and wood of wild mango. To the Jahai, all these scents have this quality of Cηεs.
— Another take on that hunter-gatherer study I mentioned the other day. Read more at That Smells Like ... Um, I Can't Think Of A Word For It! at NPR.