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Old Aug 4th 2002, 12:20 am
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Le 2 Aug 2002 02:20:51 GMT, rday <[email protected]> a écrit :

    > which country has the greatest lack of personal hygeine? do they think is smells
    > natural or even sexy,or is it a case of just too lazy to bath.is it heat related or
    > can even colder places suffer? rday

*plonk*

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Old Aug 4th 2002, 12:20 am
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Mxsmanic wrote:
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    > Among younger French people, the most common odor is cigarette smoke, followed by
    > alcohol. Body odor is in a distance third place.

Except insofar as heavy smokers seem to exude the odor even from their pores, which
makes it "body odor" as well!
 
Old Aug 4th 2002, 12:20 am
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Mxsmanic wrote:
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    > "Evelyn Vogt Gamble (Divamanque)" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message
    > de news: [email protected]
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    > > Given the place of women in many of their cultures, I've often wondered whether
    > > it might not be a deliberate means of discouraging spousal attentions?
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    > It would be discouraging only to spouses conditioned to dislike it, and/or having
    > less body odor themselves.

Good point!
 
Old Aug 4th 2002, 8:20 am
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"Evelyn Vogt Gamble (Divamanque)" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de
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    > Except insofar as heavy smokers seem to exude the odor even from their pores, which
    > makes it "body odor" as well!

I'm not convinced of that, although certainly it sticks to their skin, especially on
their hands and around their faces. Of course it is on their breath, and their
clothing is usually soaked with the smell as well.

Overall, very obvious to anyone who is not himself addicted to tobacco. But hardly
anyone is free of this addiction in France. Essentially everyone drinks or smokes,
usually both (sometimes nearly simultaneously).
 
Old Aug 7th 2002, 4:06 am
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Mxsmanic <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> When I worked in Calcutta, the cleanliness of even the poorest Hindus was
    >> remarkable, on the way in to work I would see them washing in the Hoogly river and
    >> at broken water pipes.
    >How clean is the river and the water?

Not very. But the people that he saw did not have a better alternative. (They were
not wallowing in less-than-clean water by choice, but using the only possible option
that they had; if they had been unclean by nature, they wouldn't have done so).

Incidentally, I am Indian, born and raised in Calcutta.

-Sayan.
 
Old Aug 13th 2002, 11:23 am
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    > which country has the greatest lack of personal hygeine?

A friend of mine is currently on holiday in Bosnia, and says that almost everyone
there smells, and infact, there seems to be a... culture, I guess you could say, of
bathing only every two days or so.... bizarre! :-)
 
Old Aug 13th 2002, 5:57 pm
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In article <[email protected] >, RC
<[email protected]> writes
    >> which country has the greatest lack of personal hygeine?
    >A friend of mine is currently on holiday in Bosnia, and says that almost everyone
    >there smells, and infact, there seems to be a... culture, I guess you could say, of
    >bathing only every two days or so.... bizarre! :-)

Everyone smells of something.

From the point of view of someone with asthma, the worst smells of all are perfumed
ones, amd tobacco. I simply cannot stay in the vicinity of people wearing certain
strong deodorants, after shaves, colognes and perfumes, or even hair spray or someone
who is smoking or has recently smoked.

I just have to move away.

Body odour and sweat, fumes of garlic, etc, although unpleasant, do not cause me
breathing difficulties.

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Old Aug 14th 2002, 2:33 am
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David Lewis wrote:
    > In article <[email protected] >, RC
    > <[email protected]> writes
    >>>which country has the greatest lack of personal hygeine?
    >>A friend of mine is currently on holiday in Bosnia, and says that almost everyone
    >>there smells, and infact, there seems to be a... culture, I guess you could say, of
    >>bathing only every two days or so.... bizarre! :-)
    > Everyone smells of something.

Talk for yourself :-).


    > From the point of view of someone with asthma, the worst smells of all are perfumed
    > ones, amd tobacco. I simply cannot stay in the vicinity of people wearing certain
    > strong deodorants, after shaves, colognes and perfumes, or even hair spray or
    > someone who is smoking or has recently smoked.
    > I just have to move away.

Agreed.

This is particularly offensive since perfume is entirely avoidable and serves no
useful function besides getting people to offload some of their cash.

I move that perfume should be banned from planes.

    :-)
 
Old Aug 23rd 2002, 12:49 pm
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Gee I just discovered these pages and was having a good old laugh - just what I needed to brighten up my day!
I live in Athens Greece and remember the days of travelling 90 minutes on crammed trams during a bus strike in a very hot July, being more-or-less sat on by a really fat woman and the general smell being .... well u can imagine (in the days before a/c trams). Fortunately things have improved!! But I write having read here about the Jacaranda tree smelling like urine. There is a tree here in Greece that has a very potent smell indeed. A strange smell. I had occasion to be visiting a research establishment with a male colleague and there was a strong odour in the air we couldn't quite place. The Professor showing us around took my colleague to one side and explained where the smell was coming from and man-to-man told him what the smell was like. He was too embarrassed to state it in front of me. Anyone who is sexually active with a male will know the smell - exclusively lesbian women won't. Nature has many strange smells for us!
 
Old Aug 23rd 2002, 8:42 pm
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On Sat, 03 Aug 2002 01:30:17 GMT, devil <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> Jacaranda, I think - purple flowers, right? We have it in Southern California,
    >> too (a little less noticeable in lower humidity). First time I encountered it, I
    >> was sitting in someone's backyard patio, and kept looking for the unneutered
    >> tomcat responsible! <g>
    >There is a Brazilian tree called jacaranda. Very dark, heavy, top quality
    >furniture wood.

The jacaranda I knew in Brazil does not smell bad ! The flowers have a faint odour,
not at all bad.
 
Old Jan 20th 2004, 7:37 pm
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Only a westerner could come up with such a stupid question as this .
Having travelled a fair bit, and being more scientific, you will find that people in warmer climates have more (active) sweat glands than people, lets say the original nordic man, obviously due to the climate.
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Old Jan 22nd 2004, 2:10 pm
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just a thought..
Has anyone else heard about the research being conducted on parabens - it is suspected of causing breast cancer and is present in many deodorants, bath stuff etc.
Also, fresh sweat doesn't smell, its the old stuff which stinks as the bacteria multiply in it. You just need to wash regularly and change your clothes.
Must admit to loving perfume though.. I don't like the really strong stuff but I find that the smell lifts my mood etc. sad aren't I!
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Old Jan 22nd 2004, 3:23 pm
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Originally posted by rday
which country has the greatest lack of personal hygeine?
do they think is smells natural or even sexy,or is it a case of just too lazy to bath.is it heat related or can even colder places suffer?
rday

i know this is an old thread but it made me laugh.
 
Old Jan 22nd 2004, 6:20 pm
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Originally posted by welshboybilly
i know this is an old thread but it made me laugh.
I bet you wear eau du sheep dip Bill!!
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