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Body Odours and Scents

This blog is not aimed at anybody in particular.

Sometimes body odours can be very annoying, especially if you have a sensitive nose. Some people have no idea that they are giving off a body odour or bad breath as we are physiologically unaware of our own scents. Wonderfully, the olfactory nerve in the nose accommodates to new odours within 15 minutes of being exposed unless they are very pungent. We are not able to control other’s environments or hygiene but we can be conscious of our own environment personal self, clothing and footwear. Sometimes our first impression of someone is the only one we get, so be aware of how you present yourself.  Few people will directly tell you that you have an odour problem.