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My whole is a preference,
My prefix is an animal,
My suffix is a girl,
My infix is sure,
Change one letter, Switch it around,
And it becomes colourless, Smells nice, but dangerous.

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    $\begingroup$ is the last part talking about the infix or whole word? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ It’s talking about The whole word $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:31
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    $\begingroup$ May I ask: in such puzzles can the prefix, infix and suffix overlap? For example stored could be prefix st (saint), infill tor (hill), suffix red (colour). $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, they do overlap $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:46

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Slightly incomplete answer

I think you are

RATHER.

My whole is a preference,

"I would rather do X than Y."

My prefix is an animal,

a RAT.

My suffix is a girl,

yup, that's HER.

My infix is sure,

or, to be more precise, definite: the definite article THE.

Change one letter, Switch it around,
And it becomes colourless, Smells nice, but dangerous.

Not sure about this yet ("anagram but one of the six letters is different" is rather too diffuse for my mind to latch on to). ETHER isn't far off, but it really doesn't fit the description (you have to change two letters into one, and then there's no further switching). ... Hmm, I suppose it could be AETHER; it turns out that that's an acceptable spelling of the chemical name.

Title: "I think I like this riddle"

"I rather like". Or "I'd rather read this riddle than yet another Riley". Oh, wait, this one is yet another Riley :-).

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! Can you guess how the title could link in to the word? $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ Could the anagram be rot13(nrgure) instead? $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino Yeah, I was just coming to the same conclusion :-). $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ @RohitJose There are two obvious ways. I've put 'em both into my answer. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! The first one is correct by the way, but the other is still interesting. $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 17:08

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