Since the days of the Roman empire, humanity has been blessed with bakeries. But millenia later, the art of baking has advanced well beyond the most decadent dreams of Caligula himself, with culinary artists bending tradition to new heights of high-heat brilliance. The bakery scents on this list vary wildly in style and influence, from upscale patisseries and groud-breaking innovators to hearth-based breadmakers and old-school pastry counters. One thing in common? They're all among the best bakery scents in America.