Here’s How To Know If You Smell Bad In Public Without Sniffing Your Armpit


When you smell body odor in public, you can’t always tell if it’s your own sweat or someone else’s. And believe us, this will be very disturbing as the weather gets warmer. Luckily, you don’t have to look funny when sniffing your armpit to figure out where the smell comes from, there’s another way to do it.

It’s understandable that you’re not feeling like you’re at your freshest when all those wasps, flying ants everywhere in hot summer days.

So there comes the smell of sweat. Is it your fellow commuters/ workers, or is it you?

The first thing comes to mind is to smell your armpit, but that looks a bit weird, doesn’t it?

Actually, that’s not the most effective way of figuring out if it’s you.

Because, your nose stops responding to your own smell after being bombarded with the same scent for so long.

Basically, your nose goes numb to your own stank so you don’t go mad

Coffee is the answer. It’s a strong, single-scent component that gives the receptors in your nose a quick break from what it’s been smelling all day.

That's why perfume stores always keep coffee beans around; so you can distinguish different scents.

Be warned though - coffee doesn't completely reset your nose.

As Pamela Dalton, a psychologist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, explains, it takes our sense of smell a little longer to reset than it does our other sense, and a full refresh could take several weeks.

Still, using coffee to refresh your nose is better than nothing - especially if you're in work and need a clad-iron reason for a coffee break.

Source: Mirror

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