The Older You Get The Smellier You Become

Apparently, there has been a test to identify body odor smells from different age groups and yes, there is an old age smell. But before you run to the shower, read further.

According to a Johan Lundstrom, Phd, a sensory neuroscientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Research Center, in Philadelphia who did a study.

He first went around collecting the smell from young people, between the ages of 20-30 (years of age), don't ask me how he did that. Then he sniffed out hundreds of middled aged men and women (45 to 55 years of age) old people, then he sniffed a bunch of old gezzers (75-90 years of age). 

The evaluators, as they called themselves, noses the size of bananas, correctly identified which donor smells belong to the old age people...

Surprisingly, they didn't find the smell unpleasant or nasty. 

The worst smellers with body odor were middle-aged men in the (45 to 55 year olds)

So, the under arm specialists came to the conclusion that yes, old people do have a definite characteristic but the negative association with old people's body odor seems to come from our negative association with old age, not the smell itself. 


The evaluators possibly all male, (not verified) said that the middle-aged women (45-55 year old) smelled the best. Then the old men.

Who would have guessed? Then young women, then old women, then young men and last middle aged men. It's odd that in this age group, women smell the nicest, and men the worst.

The doc says, "Not to worry, nothing a little shower can't fix!"


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