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2009-04-08 15:02:53

It is a lot more difficult to mask underarm odor from women's noses than men's noses, U.S. researchers said. The study, published online in the Flavour and Fragrance Journal, found underarm odors sniffed alone smelled equally strong to men and women. But while only two of 32 scents successfully blocked underarm odor from women's noses, 19 fragrances reduced the strength of underarm odor for men. Lead author Charles J. Wysocki at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, an independent non-profit...

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2009-04-07 10:27:41

Women may be sniffing out biologically-relevant information from underarm sweat It may be wise to trust the female nose when it comes to body odor. According to new research from the Monell Center, it is more difficult to mask underarm odor when women are doing the smelling. "It is quite difficult to block a woman's awareness of body odor. In contrast, it seems rather easy to do so in men," said study lead author Charles J. Wysocki, PhD, a behavioral neuroscientist at Monell. The researchers...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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