Wow, it seems that a lot of people have trouble swallowing pills. Here are a couple tips. They won't help with the smell but they may help you simply get pills down, if that's the problem.
If it's a capsule it will have some air in it so put it in your mouth, add water, and then look at your feet. The air will cause the capsule to float up, to the back of your mouth where you can swallow it easily.
If it's solid pill or a liquid-filled gelcap it will usually sink. So put it in your mouth, add water, and then look up so that it will sink to the back of your throat where it can be swallowed without much trouble.
Sorry if I'm repeating common knowledge, but I didn't know until someone told me, so I thought I'd share. I haven't had to use these methods since the day it dawned on me that a forkful or spoonful of food, even after chewing, is often larger than two or three normal-sized pills. Then I just started thinking of pills as food, once they went in my mouth, and now I have no trouble swallowing multiple pills at once -even while pregnant (my gag reflex goes into hyperdrive when pregnant).