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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    I am talking about established historical evidence. You're not.
    I'm not going to get into this with you, here, now, or at all, but this is not true, and I honestly encourage you to do some research that isn't on Wikipedia, because history is fascinating, and yeah, I am in fact talking about established historical evidence and archeological remains.

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    I wouldn't mind sending you scientific papers on the subject. I am a professor and I have access to the databases. Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you HARD evidence.

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    hey Daniel, why dont you leave it alone. you seem to want to push your beliefs on everyone here. we dont care what you believe, or want to be true. compassrose has made it clear she wants nothing to do with your bullshit. any mods seeing this? dont send her any private messages. dont send her any hard evidence. just stop.

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    No, under any circumstance.
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    I asked her if she would send ME a PM. I never said anything about myself sending a PM to her. It is her own interest to learn new things. I can't force her to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    I wouldn't mind sending you scientific papers on the subject. I am a professor and I have access to the databases. Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you HARD evidence.
    Some people are unable to think in generalities so sending evidence wont help. There will always be an exception to use as a counter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    There is a big difference between a man who is sweaty for a day and a person who never bathes and lets the sweat ferment. I work with the public and some people smell like a combination of stale urine, mildewed clothes, ripe armpits and stale cigarette smoke. Yuck. On the other hand sweaty people that bathe and dance the night away smell just fine.
    Nailed it absolutely

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    just cut it out. you sound like a bully. if you are a professor you should be aware of the consequences of bullying. and yes, you did say you would love to send her hard evidence. im saying DONT. she doesnt want anything from you. i hope her husband catches wind of how youre treating her...

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    It depends what you mean - if it's half a day old to a day old (or older) body odour, forget about it.

    But if I've walked up the long drive or done some slight work on a hot day, and have gotten somewhat sweaty - well I'm not a fanatic who has 3 or 4 four showers a day. Masking some very slight (or soon to be slight) body odour with scent - in order to make a quick trip to the supermarket - makes economic and time saving sense to me.
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    Nothing wrong with going w/o fragrance or deodorant for a day if you're not sweating a lot.
    As long as you bathed EVERYWHERE on your bod.

    sometimes i'll bath and go out
    w/o deodorant or antipersperant but only if I know I'll be sweat free and get back home before too long
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    Wow, this thread is nuts.

    Everyone has a body odor. Suggesting otherwise is silly. Most people confuse the term body odor with unwashed body odor. Even when clean, a human body a smell.

    That being said, this thread has the word agenda written all over it.
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    Body odor is mostly a bad thing esp armpit BO, BUT in some instances as Akahina mentioned it can be fine and can even enhance a fragrance. I remember few years ago, I sprayed Roadster between my arm and forearm area, in the part, where sweat glands are. It was 42 C that day, in any case , after 4-5 hours , it became this wonderful minty musky smell. Body chemistry and odor varies a lot, from person to person. Here is an interesting article.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...logy-body-odor
    Last edited by Vinrambo09; 20th March 2013 at 11:29 PM.

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    I love body odour, not the rancid skank, but the unsettling pheremonal richness that sets the heart a-flutter, and sends hot blood to your cheeks. Very primal, very effective, totally free, and not suitable for the office.

    Mixed with the right scent, amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamia13 View Post
    I think the smell of skin can be sexy, with the right fragrance even more so. Not wearing deodorant for one day will not make the average person smell like BO. My husband and I have been together 6 years and he never wears deodorant. EVER. He doesn't stink. He even works construction. I think people in the US and Canada are so hung up on sanitation that it borders on unhealthy. But that is just my opinion.
    Did you know about this (below)? Your husband must be part of the 2%.

    One million people may be using deodorant needlessly, a study has suggested, as they have a gene that means they do not produce body odour. Researchers have found that two per cent of the population have a genetic variant that means they do not suffer from under arm body odour yet more three quarters of them continue to use scents.

    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/he...ant-study.html

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    Duver, I did not know this but if it' a case of genetics I hope it is dominant and my kids will never have to deal with BO. Quite interesting.
    I use cloth diapers. I deserve something that smells amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Smelly Scientist View Post
    Body odor is never acceptable IMO
    This +∞

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Body odor is mostly a bad thing esp armpit BO, BUT in some instances as Akahina mentioned it can be fine and can even enhance a fragrance. I remember few years ago, I sprayed Roadster between my arm and forearm area, in the part, where sweat glands are. It was 42 C that day, in any case , after 4-5 hours , it became this wonderful minty musky smell. Body chemistry and odor varies a lot, from person to person. Here is an interesting article.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...logy-body-odor
    Really interesting article - and the one it links to as well - Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Smelly Scientist View Post
    Body odor is never acceptable IMO
    Yep. 1st response - Nailed it. That's about all that needs to be said. And wash your clothes too!

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    Some people have a good natural body odor.

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    A year, really ? Was that back when it was thought that heavy women were more attractive ? Yep, you just put them onto a scale to find out how attractive they were.

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    MONTAIGNE- OF PERFUMES

    IT HAS been reported of some, as of Alexander the Great, that their sweat exhaled an odoriferous smell, occasioned by some rare and extraordinary constitution, of which Plutarch and others have been inquisitive into the cause. But the ordinary constitution of human bodies is quite otherwise, and their best and chiefest excellency is to be exempt from smell. Nay, the sweetness even of the purest breath has nothing in it of greater perfection than to be without any offensive smell, like those of healthful children, which made Plautus say of a woman:—


    “By Castor! the woman smells well, where she smells of nothing.”

    And such as make use of fine exotic perfumes are with good reason to be suspected of some natural imperfection which they endeavor by these odors to conceal. To smell, though well, is to stink:—


    “You laugh at us, Coracinus, because we are not scented; I would, rather than smell well, not smell at all.”

    And elsewhere:—


    “Posthumus, he who ever smells well does not smell well.”

    I am nevertheless a great lover of good smells, and as much abominate the ill ones, which also I scent at a greater distance, I think, than other men:—


    “My nose is quicker to scent a fetid sore or a rank armpit, than a dog to smell out the hidden sow.”

    Of smells, the simple and natural seem to me the most pleasing. Let the ladies look to that, for ’tis chiefly their concern: amid the most profound barbarism, the Scythian women, after bathing, were wont to powder and crust their faces and all their bodies with a certain odoriferous drug growing in their country, which being cleansed off, when they came to have familiarity with men they were found perfumed and sleek. ’Tis not to be believed how strangely all sorts of odors cleave to me, and how apt my skin is to imbibe them. He that complains of nature that she has not furnished mankind with a vehicle to convey smells to the nose had no reason; for they will do it themselves, especially to me; my very mustachios, which are full, perform that office; for if I stroke them but with my gloves or handkerchief, the smell will not out a whole day; they manifest where I have been, and the close, luscious, devouring, viscid melting kisses of youthful ardor in my wanton age left a sweetness upon my lips for several hours after. And yet I have ever found myself little subject to epidemic diseases, that are caught, either by conversing with the sick or bred by the contagion of the air, and have escaped from those of my time, of which there have been several sorts in our cities and armies. We read of Socrates, that though he never departed from Athens during the frequent plagues that infested that city, he only was never infected.

    Physicians might, I believe, extract greater utility from odors than they do, for I have often observed that they cause an alteration in me and work upon my spirits according to their several virtues; which makes me approve of what is said, that the use of incense and perfumes in churches, so ancient and so universally received in all nations and religions, was intended to cheer us, and to rouse and purify the senses, the better to fit us for contemplation.

    I could have been glad, the better to judge of it, to have tasted the culinary art of those cooks who had so rare a way of seasoning exotic odors with the relish of meats; as it was particularly observed in the service of the king of Tunis, who in our days landed at Naples to have an interview with Charles the Emperor. His dishes were larded with odoriferous drugs, to that degree of expense that the cookery of one peacock and two pheasants amounted to a hundred ducats to dress them after their fashion; and when the carver came to cut them up, not only the dining-room, but all the apartments of his palace and the adjoining streets were filled with an aromatic vapor which did not presently vanish.

    My chiefest care in choosing my lodgings is always to avoid a thick and stinking air; and those beautiful cities, Venice and Paris, very much lessen the kindness I have for them, the one by the offensive smell of her marshes, and the other of her dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    when bo is mentioned i think about the ripe armpit person. Clean sweaty person is just fine.

    Also, when perfumes were invented for these wealthy people who didnt bathe for a year, why didnt these people just pay for a bucket of hot water and some soap and take a bath every week or so instead of paying for expensive perfume to splash on for a year. People were so dumb back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Smelly Scientist View Post
    Body odor is never acceptable IMO
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    A year, really ? Was that back when it was thought that heavy women were more attractive ? Yep, you just put them onto a scale to find out how attractive they were.
    why would anyone say something like that? that's retarded and on top of that not even related to this thread! (I'm referring to the heavy women comment)

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    Unwashed for more than a day generally sticks in my throat. Spare me; I don't want to smell it, wiff or wiffout perfume added.

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    Unwashed for more than a day generally sticks in my throat. Spare me; I don't want to smell it, wiff or wiffout perfume added.

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    We as a culture seem to spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to de-animalize ourselves and in the process we're turning into shop window mannequins: no body hair, no curves, no odour... And then we spray ourselves with synthetic animal musk to mimic what we've painstakingly stripped from our identity. Why are we so terrified of smelling someone else's actual smell, let alone our own? Seems as if we're highly conflicted over what makes us human.

    As to bathing in the Middle Ages, there were public baths in most towns in Europe, which the Church began to regulate in the middle of the 13th Century to control prostitution, fornication, adultery etc (not much to do with cleanliness). Fear of venereal disease (epidemic in the 16th Century) closed a lot of public baths and most people couldn't afford enough fuel to heat water so that they could bathe at home. It's probably also worth bearing in mind that everything stank in a Medieval/Renaissance town (no public services, germ theory not understood until the 1860s): tanneries, slaughterhouses, open sewers, crowded graveyards... By comparison, a bit of BO would have been low on anybody's list of priorities.

    And lastly, it looks as if the first things we would recognize as fragrances were more important for their medicinal (internal) properties than as a scent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary_Water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamia13 View Post
    I think the smell of skin can be sexy, with the right fragrance even more so. Not wearing deodorant for one day will not make the average person smell like BO. My husband and I have been together 6 years and he never wears deodorant. EVER. He doesn't stink. He even works construction. I think people in the US and Canada are so hung up on sanitation that it borders on unhealthy. But that is just my opinion.
    I agree.

    It is also proved that male and females are attracted by each others body odor and skin scent.
    This is not the same as saying that sweaty skin smells great, but the smell of a women's skin, even not totally clean, definitely can turn my senses on.
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    Great thread, by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdilonRedon View Post
    Great thread, by the way!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
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    That being said, this thread has the word agenda written all over it.
    Why would you think that ? This thread does not come across as having an agenda at all . There are some really interesting ( and humerous ) perspectives are posted.
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