What Does Molly Smell Like?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on August 2, 2023

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.

What Does Molly Smell Like?

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

With 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 factors that affects molly’s smell. It isn’t uncommon for ecstasy and molly, which are variants of the same drug, to contain additives, fillers, and adulterant 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 as well as 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:

Treatment For Molly Addiction

Molly (MDMA) is not physically addictive in the same way as opioids or amphetamines. However, abusing molly can lead to a cycle of substance abuse. Contact us for help finding a drug rehab center.

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