A spiny purple fruit that literally smells like turpentine, sweaty gym sock, and goat shit.
I have always joked about the odor, never having experienced it. The last trip to Malaysia, my hotel housekeeper left a durian treat for me and my Malaysian girlfriend. She gobbled it right up. I gagged and ordered her to brush her teeth before she was allowed near me. I had to seal the uneaten durian in one of the cupboards to avoid the odor.