10 April, 2009

Tall, dark and smelly

From ScienceDaily (Apr. 7, 2009):
It may be wise to trust the female nose when it comes to body odor. According to new research from the Monell Center, it is more difficult to mask underarm odor when women are doing the smelling.

The female nose, it always knows! The article continues:
"It is quite difficult to block a woman's awareness of body odor. In contrast, it seems rather easy to do so in men," said study lead author... 
The researchers speculate that females are more attuned to biologically relevant information in sweat that may guide women when choosing a mate...
"Taken together, our studies indicate that human sweat conveys information that is of particular importance to females. This may explain why it is so difficult to block women's perception of sweat odors."

So, ladies, what biologically relevant info are you sniffing out? 


  1. Love the blog! You're a great writer. I'll link to you when I do some maintenance on my blog.

    And as for smell - soon after I became pregnant, I developed what Rich calls bionic smelling. Not a good thing when pregnant and smells make you feel ill, but I can smell out anything out of place (dirty diapers and the works) immediately.

  2. Aw, gee. Thanks! :) My sniffer (and sense of taste) definitely went on hyper-drive during pregnancy, too.