Puppy smell! What the heck is it?
June 3, 2006 1:29 AM Subscribe
Puppy smell. What is it? Where does it come from? Why can I not get enough of it?
posted by LeeJay to pets & animals (20 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Mmmmm, new puppy smell. It seems to me that in another context this particular odor would not be pleasant, but combine it with a wriggling little puppy and it's as good as cinnamon buns in the morning. I've met very few people who can resist the lure of puppy smell. But what is it? Is it some sort of oil on the puppy's skin? Some leftover traces of mother's milk? Why does puppy smell smell so good?
I really thought I could Google this one but there are a lot of hits talking about loving puppy smell but not so many discussing what it actually is or where it comes from.