A sweet savour of Christ (Cristou euwdia). Old word from eu, well, and ozw, to smell. In N.T. only here and Philippians 4:18 ; Ephesians 5:2 . In spreading the fragrance of Christ the preacher himself becomes fragrant (Plummer). In them that are perishing (en toi apollumenoi). Even in these if the preacher does his duty.