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Old 04-25-2008, 08:12 AM   #31
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It's hard to know sometimes whether your body is giving off an odor. I knew a woman from India many years ago who told me once that most Americans smell like sour milk to her, since she didn't eat dairy products. And when I was in college, there was a guy, also from India, whom I sat next to in a class who had a strong body odor I later realized was curry.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:19 AM   #32
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Very true GG. Most people who smell do not know it. People who reek of garlic could very easily think they do not smell at all. I think this is part of why when everyone eats it the smell cancels out. It isn't really that it does not smell, but more that everyone else smells just as bad so no one notices it.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:39 AM   #33
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I read somewhere that it acts as a 'performance' enhancer for men as long as it is consumed raw. I have no idea if that is urban legend or not, but I consume plenty of it raw and cooked and never had any complaints.
About the smell, that is...

Try eating a handful of raw garlic then go ask your partner if she'd like to test your "enhanced performance". I suspect you'll be on your own that day.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:14 AM   #34
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Try eating a handful of raw garlic then go ask your partner if she'd like to test your "enhanced performance". I suspect you'll be on your own that day.

Andy, hope springs eternal-------maybe she will like eau de aioli (ok, so I've mixed up the languages)
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:20 AM   #35
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Interesting you should say that, GotGarlic - when I was in China last year I met a young woman who had spent a year studying in the US. She said that all Americans smelled like cheese to her, and that she found it really nauseating.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:31 AM   #36
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I had a friend from China and she smelled like fish..........
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:44 AM   #37
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Too bad the good smelling foods don't do that like vanilla even though I dont eat them I would like to smell like a glazed doughnut.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:45 AM   #38
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My wifes uncle uses vanilla like cologne. He puts a dab behind each ear. Says it drive the women crazy
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:35 AM   #39
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when I was in China last year I met a young woman who had spent a year studying in the US. She said that all Americans smelled like cheese to her, and that she found it really nauseating.
I had that same experience years ago when returning to the US after many years. Yah, cheese might have been it, but a really bad cheese and its not in a sweaty sort of way either. It has to be something about our diet.
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I just read your moniker, mcnerd about supporting bacteria, that is hilarious and so true
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