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    Default On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    Ah..who does not love the smell of a baby or a puppy? Sadly, babies grow up to be adults (through a horrid, stinky adolescence) and puppies must mature into adult dogs.

    A person does change in the way one smells as one ages. Metabolism, hormones, medication and illness all affect how one smells.

    And age does affect one's SENSE of smell, as well.

    The Japanese have studied this.

    https://www.thoughtco.com/aging-body-odor-4159548
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    Thank you very interesting.

    I kept thinking ELDO bringing out a Whiff Of The Elderly.

    And if you have ever visited someone in a care home they do have sort of ancient smell.
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    Default Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    Hospitals smell like home to me, and by extension the people in them are like family. Or, I should say, used to.
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    They sure make old age sound appealing.

    Never really noticed old people smell, as far as I can remember. The stereotype is perhaps that some pensioners smell of herbal rubbing alcohol.

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    Default Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    They sure make old age sound appealing.

    Never really noticed old people smell, as far as I can remember. The stereotype is perhaps that some pensioners smell of herbal rubbing alcohol.

    Surely you know what I'm going to say. I like the smell of rubbing alcohol. Did you know it comes in wintergreen--color AND smell. I love the smell of Ben-Gay and sometimes I put it on just for the smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shycat View Post
    Surely you know what I'm going to say. I love the smell of rubbing alcohol. I love the smell of Ben-Gay and sometimes I put it on just for the smell.
    And why not! It's probably just youngsters complaining and they might dislike classic perfumes like Mitsouko and such as well.

    Older people generally keep quite clean, I reckon, unless they're physically unable to and then whoever looks after them should.

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    Default Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    And why not! It's probably just youngsters complaining and they might dislike classic perfumes like Mitsouko and such as well.

    Older people generally keep quite clean, I reckon, unless they're physically unable to and then whoever looks after them should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shycat View Post
    Mitsouko....
    Sooo good Also like Aromatics Elixir. Some of my favourite lady's perfumes to wear.

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    Default Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    Interesting article. Thanks for the link Primrose.
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    Default Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age


    "There are actually products marketed specifically to address "old people smell." In Japan, the odor even has its own name: Kareishu. The cosmetic firm Shiseido Group has a perfume line intended to neutralize nonenal. Mirai Clinical offers soap and body wash containing persimmon extract, which contains tannins that naturally deodorize nonenal."


    Translation: Febreze for the Geeze.

    "Older people tend to have older belongings, which means their possessions have had time to develop odors. If you're surrounded by old-smelling objects, you carry some of their scent."

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    As I've gotten older, I find classics a lot more appealing. Sometimes I could see dousing myself in Vintage Tabarome all day long! mmmm barbershop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shycat View Post
    Mitsouko....
    Some individuals enjoy this stuff a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Some individuals enjoy this stuff a lot!
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    Default Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    Interesting article, but it leaves me feeling saddened. Babies are MIGHTY stinky little beings, but usually are lovingly washed, dried, lotioned, and powdered at least once a day, with clothing changes as needed. Alas, individuals on the other end of the age spectrum are often left without anyone to help them stay as fresh as they might like. I don't really know what my point is, here; I guess it's just a good reminder that how someone smells isn't always under their control. Note to self: maybe dial down the internal judgment while riding public transit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post

    "There are actually products marketed specifically to address "old people smell." In Japan, the odor even has its own name: Kareishu. The cosmetic firm Shiseido Group has a perfume line intended to neutralize nonenal. Mirai Clinical offers soap and body wash containing persimmon extract, which contains tannins that naturally deodorize nonenal."


    Translation: Febreze for the Geeze.
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    There are stinky people from every age group. I don’t see why only the old ones need to be singled out for ‘specially targeted products’. Smacks of ageism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    As I've gotten older, I find classics a lot more appealing. Sometimes I could see dousing myself in Vintage Tabarome all day long! mmmm barbershop.
    I swear, everytime I see Tabarome, I think I'm reading TOBLERONE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    I swear, everytime I see Tabarome, I think I'm reading TOBLERONE!
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    Interesting reading.
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    This whole thread is hilarious and fun reading!
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    Default Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    I swear, everytime I see Tabarome, I think I'm reading TOBLERONE!
    Somehow I don't think Vintage Toblerone would smell that appealing on skin. XD

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    I invariably read Xerjoff as Jerkoff.
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