body odour


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A malodorous body scent
BO is either (1) Apparent only to the nose’s owner, thus being defined as a disorder of perception, which may occur in auras before a seizure, in schizophrenia, and in olfactory reference syndrome—see there, or (2) Apparent to others, emanating from various orifices, derived from urine, faeces, saliva, skin, breasts, sex organs, and sweat glands

body odour

A socially unacceptable smell usually caused by the action of bacteria on the sweat produced by the sweat glands of the armpits and the groin areas (apocrine glands).
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Body odour is simply the interaction between sweat and bacteria on a person's skin.
Bad body odour impairs your quality of life," she said.
Mr Coates' own bEte noires include body odour and 'cheap scent on ladies'.
Hence, people who produce a lot of sweat will have higher levels of bacterial growth and, therefore, more body odour.
The research by the Body Shop also showed that the nat ion's big ges t pong hang-up is suffering other people's body odour at work.
And 72% of Brits would prefer to be told if they had body odour.
Not only is body odour significant in sexual behaviour, it plays a decisive role in mate choice as well.
After eight years of research, Craig Roberts, a lecturer in evolutionary psychology and zoologist, has found body odour preferences are affected by use of the pill.
This was followed closely by body odour problems (21%), nose picking (18%) and constant chatter (14%).
I fully understand the buses get hot and windows are kept open and there are people with body odour, but I would like to know when was the last time Mr Bateman got on a bus after a hard day's work when it is sweltering.
He was of heavy build, spoke with a local accent, had strong body odour and smoked cigarettes.
Deodorant manufacturer Guaber has launched a new concept in body odour control in the UK market.