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(Daily Mail)   Scientists say that a strong sense of smell is the key to a happy and long lasting relationship. Old Spice stock soars   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 109
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2012-12-03 04:23:06 PM  
Back in the 60s, my friends and I use to see who had the best cologne collection. I can remember I had a special place in my room where I had all the most popular ones carefully arranged as if it were an alter. You always made sure you had the more shiatty ones towards the back in case you were ever lucky enough a girl would come over and see your collection. We were all at the age where we were just nasty little boys with more fantasies going on than anything else where as girls were concerned.
 
2012-12-03 06:15:38 PM  

pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.


Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?
 
2012-12-03 08:34:57 PM  

lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?


Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?
 
2012-12-03 09:06:32 PM  

pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?


It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.
 
2012-12-03 09:42:46 PM  

dittybopper: pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?

It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.


Interesting. I went of BC to restore my libido because I had no sexual chemistry with my husband. My libido returned but the (mutual) attraction did not, I felt kind of whorish. THEN the smells started to be off. Then he took off for a job in another continent, and the rest is history. I don't doubt that the smell had something to do with my unwillingness to keep trying, but I don't think it was what initiated it.
 
2012-12-03 10:58:23 PM  

pivazena: dittybopper: pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?

It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.

Interesting. I went of BC to restore my libido because I had no sexual chemistry with my husband. My libido returned but the (mutual) attraction did not, I felt kind of whorish. THEN the smells started to be off. Then he took off for a job in another continent, and the rest is history. I don't doubt that the smell had something to do with my unwillingness to keep trying, but I don't think it was what initiated it.


From what I've read it goes even further than the article ditty linked. The idea is some like this: women generally have a preference for men who have a dissimilar Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) which is responsible for immune response/health is ways I don't understand, because having that genetic diversity should lead to a healthier immune system, and MHC is expressed through scent. When pregnant or taking hormonal drugs (like BC) the preference (for MHCs/smell) switches to similar MHCs.

This idea started with the somewhat controversial 'dirty t-shirt test' and subsequent tests have reached various conclusions. Interesting stuff though
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2012-12-04 12:28:37 AM  

dittybopper: pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?

It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.


This is really interesting and sort of an epiphany for me. In all 3 of my relationships over the last couple years, I have been broken up with shortly after my girlfriend would go on birth control. Figuring this was far too coincidental, I did partially blame the pill, but thought it was due to psychological changes and never considered it to be because of physiological reasons.  FML.

And kudos to you for staying with your wife through all of her changes. I was dumped by my girlfriend of 5 years back in '08 after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She was unable to see or be seen with me during that horrible time of my life.
 
2012-12-04 09:30:02 AM  
I use a hypoallergenic deoderant, and colognes rarely, but when I do, I shop BPAL. A little goes a long way, and they'll smell a bit different on the next person as they blend with your chemistry.
 
2012-12-04 10:05:16 PM  

The Ghost of Tom Ace: I was dumped by my girlfriend of 5 years back in '08 after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She was unable to see or be seen with me during that horrible time of my life.


She did you a favor. If she was that shallow, you don't want to be with her.

/Married 17 years, together for 20 total.
 
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