Old People Smell Better Than Young People

WashingtonPost - A study published Wednesday suggests that while the elderly may indeed smell different from younger people, their body odor is neither particularly strong nor particularly unpleasant.

Research conducted at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia had 41 young people ages 20 to 30 sniff body-odor samples collected from 41 donors from three age groups: “young” (20-30 years old), “middle-age” (45-55) and “old-age” (75-95). They were asked to rate the scents’ intensity and pleasantness, determine which ones came from old donors, and estimate the age of each sample’s donor.

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