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Old 04-22-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Skin color and odor

Okay, this may sound a little preposterous or a stupid question but is it true??.... The darker your skin color the more you will smell? I mean I know melanin has something to do with your smell, as well as sweat glands and so on, but it would, in a way, make sense, I mean Africans, Asians, Hispanics, etc. all have a different and stronger odor than white people (well caucasians to be more appropriate) in general it seems.

Note: I'm not insinuating anything and this is not meant to be racial.

 
Old 04-23-2007, 03:28 AM   #2
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Re: Skin color and odor

I don't think body odor has anything to do with the color of your skin. I think it is mainly due to what is eaten, which then can be smelled through the pores and breath.

 
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:26 AM   #3
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Re: Skin color and odor

Can anyone else relate because, although I know your breath might smell of what you ate, but I'm a little skeptical about the smell of the food/drink coming through your skin? I don't know that might be true but that's weird...

 
Old 04-23-2007, 04:34 AM   #4
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Re: Skin color and odor

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Can anyone else relate because, although I know your breath might smell of what you ate, but I'm a little skeptical about the smell of the food/drink coming through your skin? I don't know that might be true but that's weird...
Hi again,

Where do you think sweat comes out of the body?

btw: I have smelled pleanty of foul odor from Caucasians as well

 
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Re: Skin color and odor

Odors absolutely come through the skin, especially when it's warm. People who eat a lot of garlic "sweat" it out through their pores. Trust me, it's true.

Skin color and odor really have nothing to do with one another.

 
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Re: Skin color and odor

Body odor is related to what you put into your body, not what color your skin is.....

Have you ever sat with a bunch of Koreans who have been eating Kimchea? (Pickled cabbage?) That odor that comes from them has nothing to do with their light skin color, trust me....

 
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