Can she tell if I smell?
January 25, 2011 2:40 PM Subscribe
Can I trust my spouse's sense of smell to tell me I have B.O.?
posted by Ortho to health & fitness (24 answers total)
I am currently trying an personal experiment of living without deodorant. I am hoping that bathing daily will keep me from stinking. So far, I've gone two weeks without wearing deodorant.
Of course, I'm worried about smelling badly and not realizing it, since I might be used to or immune to my own body's odor. Right now, I'm asking my wife to do occasional sniff tests and to tell me if I stink. So far, I haven't had a day where I smell badly according to her.
What worries me is that she might be used to my body's odor as well. Is it possible that I might be stinkier to other people than I would be to her? There's not really anyone else in my life I would trust with this. I would ask a co-worker to tell me if I smell badly, but I'm afraid that would be too weird (for them, not me).