Do you smell more than others and you don't know it?

United States
June 21, 2008 4:19pm CST
I was having a conversation with my friend the other day and he was explaining to me how certian people from certian countries smell bad. I was like "Do I smell since I am from another country" he said no and that I actually smelled better than most. He said that its probably from what they eat. And I was wondering "Do they know they smell"? Please comment.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I have across this, and I don't think they do. I think that the things they eat sweat through their pores and makes them smell bad. I can't be certain about this though because anybody can eat the things that other countries eat. It may also be because of their soil or the work they do. They perspire more then we do because of their work, and therefore when they get home or when they get worked up again and start to sweat, it seems normal. I've also walked into a person's house and smelled what they were cooking, it made me not want to eat it. Food smells when it cooks though, so it didn't mean that it would have been nasty. Have a Great day and welcome here.
@irishidid (8563)
• United States
21 Jun 08
People stink, it's a fact of life. :)
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 08
I know that there are certain countries that people say that the citizens smell bad but if you eat alot of garlic that will happen to you which these person does. It is not they who are smelling but the food that one eat that make one odor high. Things like garlic and onions gives an high odor when eat raw. Now I think that it is disgusting and impolite. Some deodorant when uses it makes you have an high odour. So it all depends and what you eat and uses. Your pores open when you sweat so anything is likely to happen. It is up to the individual to know how to take care of his/her self before coming into contact with another.
• United States
21 Jun 08
I have a very sensitive nose. I believe that we are what we eat, so food is a huge factor in how we smell. I may smell like potato chips and ice cream. There are genetic factors in the way we smell too. They say we are not only what we eat, but what our mother and grandmother ate. Believe it or not, their nutritional choices may affect us. Also, some people sweat alot. I do massage and I can honestly say that there are times I can smell things coming out of the pores, especially medicine. When some people have a muscle release, I smell vinegar.