What Does Molly Smell Like?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021

According to some, molly has a very recognizable smell. Some report that it has a sweet, candy-like smell, but the smell of molly may depend on the batch.

Medically Reviewed by
Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021
What Does Molly Smell Like?

The pure form of molly has been said to have an odor similar to sweet black licorice. There have been reports of clandestine labs (street labs) that manufacture molly having this same smell.

That said, the smell of Molly can be altered in some ways.

Factors That Affect The Smell Of Molly (MDMA)

The purity of molly is one of the main ways that the smell can be affected. For several years, ecstasy contained additives, fillers, and even other drugs.

Many people assume that if they are purchasing molly, or MDMA, that it does not include all the additives that were found in ecstasy. However, this is not necessarily true.

Amount Of Fillers Or Other Additives

Molly, in any form (pill, capsule, tablet, crystallized powder) may contain a variety of fillers or contaminants. Decreasing the concentration of molly with these fillers will affect the potency of the smell of Molly.

Cutting Molly With Other Drugs

Adding other drugs to the mix can affect what Molly smells like. Several drugs, some with deadly combinations, have been found in what people believed to be pure MDMA.

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Many drugs have their own smell and can mask the sweet, black licorice-like smell of Molly.

Drugs that have been found in Molly include:

  • ketamine
  • caffeine
  • dextromethorphan
  • PCP
  • ephedrine
  • meth
  • heroin
  • cocaine
  • bath salts

Treatment For Molly Addiction

Some people may believe that molly (MDMA) is not physically addictive. However, abusing molly can lead to a cycle of substance abuse and addiction.

If you or a loved one is abusing or addicted to MDMA, a substance abuse program will be helpful.

Our helpline is staffed with specialists who can help find a drug rehab center that best meets the needs of someone struggling with addiction.

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