Even when no one else thinks you smell; you may be surprise to know that everyone has a distinct body odor. Some scientists call it our “odorprint,” which enables a police dog to track fugitives and why perfume smells differently on each person. But this can also be an indication of something else. Read on to find out the 5 things your specific scent says about you and your health.
We’ve all been there: It’s a sweltering hot day; you’ve walked several blocks to work, feel like you’re sweating from every pore, and just hope beyond hope your coworkers won’t be smelling your BO all day. Other than those particularly stinky days, odor is just something that happens after a workout, or if you’ve been a little lax on hygiene for a few days. Right?
Not quite. Even when no one thinks you smell, you smell. And scientists who study Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have long known that every person has a distinct odor, just like they have distinct fingerprints. Some scientists call it your “odorprint.” It’s why dogs can track fugitives on the run and why perfume smells slightly different on you than it does on anyone else.
But your odorprint can also influence your health and relationships, even though our noses aren’t sensitive enough to consciously pick out one person from another.
Here, 5 things your specific scent says about you.
1. It could make you a mosquito magnet.
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