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Do different races smell differently?
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I have noticed some differencies in odor even though I don't think I have especially sensitive sense of smell. Probably the most distinct difference I have noticed is between white and blacks.
I think that spoiled milk smell describes to some extend the smell of whites if the odor is strong (which is often the case with obese persons, especially if they haven't had shower recently). If the smell is less strong, it smells relatively neutral to me. But in my opinion at least white men (not sure about women) can also have musky odour.
Of those black persons I have known better, they seem have 'sweeter' smell than most whites. If the smell isn't very strong, I think it is somewhat pleasant, although on the other hand it makes me wonder where does that smell come from (for example, can the sweat smell so different). And it is more difficult for me to judge how recently that person has visited shower because I am not so familiar with those smells.
I am not sure if the difference could be explained just by different diets (or some kind skin lotions). Finland didn't have that many non-white (or non-finnish) persons until quite recent years -- so most non-whites have moved here quite recently (especially from Somalia) and probably still tend to eat foods that white finns aren't familiar with.
, Helsinki, NA, Finland , 29 , Male , Atheist , White/Caucasian , Gay , Over 4 Years of College , Middle class
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