Paul spoke of Christ's suffering death as giving off a fragrant
aroma. Taking the phrase "fragrant aroma" in any recognizable
sense, it certainly could not be applied to the cursing Jesus received
from one of the thieves crucified with him, nor to any smell
coming off the tearing of those nails into his ankles and wrists.
Taking the phrase "fragrant aroma" in a metaphorical sense it
would be an excessive description of the warmth of the
handshake of old friends.
In the matter of Christ's death, the"fragrant aroma" phrase
has meaning as a description of the complete sacrifice of himself
brought on by hi excessive love for us.