Bacon smells good. Like, unreasonably good. There are many reasons for this, say food chemists — 150 to be exact.
In the introduction of his seminal 1917 pork products treatise Bacon and Hams, author and smoked swine maven George J. Nicholls included this photo of himself "in fancy dress as a side of bacon." The costume was so smashing that it won him no less than forty guineas.