what does mold smell like
Different types of mold will have different scents. Some molds smell musty, like stale cigarettes, like something rotting and some are said to smell like wet cedar.
Mold has a wide variety of smells. In some cases it will smell like old food, and in other cases you can't smell it at all.
A lot of molds do not even have any odor to them. However, some do and have been described as smelling old, musty or like mildew.