baby powder smells really dirty or gross to me, i can't tolerate it
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
I read somewhere that elite swimmers don't need to use deodorant. All those hours in chlorinated swimming pools keeps BO and prespiration to a minimum. Does anyone know if this is true?
This, this, THIS! A woman sat next to me on a five-hour flight who clearly had not showered in days. It was so strong I thought I would puke--I kept breathing through my mouth, but it was still horrible. To make matters worse, she put perfume on over the horribly smelly body. I'm sure people could smell her five rows in front (and in back) of us.
When I got home, my partner could smell her odor on my clothes and commented on it the minute I walked in the door. Not sexy, folks!
I don't think the chlorine stops perspiration, but if the body odor comes from bacteria, most pool water will kill 'em all. By the same token, you can just use rubbing alcohol to do the same thing without immersing yourself.
I remember a few NYC high school pools that smelled worse than BO.
A lot of the offensive part of BO is bacteria growth in sweat over time after being excreted, not the sweat itself.
Gym BO (and hockey pad BO) is so bad because a lot of people do not wash their gym clothes between workouts. This is very common among men, who figure that gym clothes are just going to get sweaty again, so there is no need to frequently wash them.
And yes, some people do smell like the spices they eat.
Last edited by bardtoob; 10-02-2011 at 11:16 PM.