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Old 07-08-2015, 08:43 PM   #21
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Plenty of "old man morning smell" wafting around at my place of employment every morning... It's akin to stale popcorn, feet and a wet dog. Usually clears out by 9:30, 10:00 am....
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:45 PM   #22
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You people did it to me again. YMMSMM.....stop it!!!
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:18 PM   #23
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Ok, let's be honest - yes, there is a 'smell' associated with older people. In my family, the elders seem to reach an age when they think they no longer sweat much and don't really need to shower daily or even every other day anymore. The smell seems to come soon after. This is separate from the 'old people's house' smell, which I have never smelled in a brand new home when someone has just moved in; seems to be limited to a place someone has been for decades, so maybe it's also a cleaning issue.

I remember reading an article years ago that said, yes, people really can smell elderly people. Article also said most people don't find the smell offensive.


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Old 07-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #24
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Hey, we start to stink more once we're 12 or 13. Why not increase the stinktidude once we're 60?
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... the elders seem to reach an age when they think they no longer sweat much and don't really need to shower daily or even every other day anymore...
They "think" they don't sweat much! Perhaps they "think" they don't smell much either.

Hah, this reminds me of another joke, however I have not told it here. I wonder if it has been posted in the Joke thread. If not, I will tell it.
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I plan to maximize my odor by waiting until age 70 to start it.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:33 PM   #27
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From the article:

‘Old-person smell’ is a real thing — and it’s not just due to mothballs or a musty house. Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia confirmed that elderly people really do have a distinct scent, so recognizable in fact that people can identify them by body odor alone.

‘Old-Person Smell’ Really Exists, Scientists Say | TIME.com
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:18 AM   #29
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Can other old people identify one another by sniffing? Or just people under a certain age, who like to go sniffing about? LOL

The fact that there was even a "study" to investigate this, tells me someone was anxious to invent a new reason for people to spray themselves with expensive stuff from a can. I'm thinking of the 1970's marketing campaign for "feminine hygiene spray," which eventually was debunked as not only nonsense (all a lady actually needs to be hygienic, is to wash) but unhealthy (chemicals).

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‘elderly people really do have a distinct scent, so recognizable in fact that people can identify them by body odor alone.

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My maternal grandparents were in their 70's when I became old enough to know them. I always recognized the scent within their home (though don't recall it on their actual bodies.) I came to associate the oder with "old people" and noticed it in many other "old people's" homes. It wasn't particularly unpleasant, but it was noticeable and consistent, visit to visit.

I would think just about any long-lasting room odorant (e.g., Febreze "plug-ins", carpet "cleaner", etc.) would mask such odors. I concur with most here who do not rank (sorry about that) "aging odor" up there with SWR theory or own/rent debate in these pages. YMMV
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OK. I've just got to tell this story.

See: Geriatric Problem.
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