Originally Posted by cuiter23
This was an issue I had before. Unless your brakes are brand new, even then it shouldn't have that much of a scent.
Figured out that I had a cover gasket leak as well as a valvetronic leak. Get that checked out if you haven't already. I had the exact same smell that you described.
Also, try driving your car uphill and see if you have that scent.
Did it uphill and downhill nothing changed unless I was breaking hard :/ .... Same when I have the car parked and step on the brakes hard and I don't smell anything. This is very odd for me