Stinky? It's Not His Sweat, It's Your Nose

Dang. Finally, some support for the big, sweaty feller! I remember that, starting at age 13, I received the Brut or Olde English cologne seasonal gift box throughout my college years.
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - When it comes to a man's body odor, the fragrance -- or stench -- is in the nose of the beholder, according to U.S. researchers who suggest a single gene may determine how people perceive body odor.

The study, published online on Sunday in the journal Nature, helps explain why the same sweaty man can smell like vanilla to some, like urine to others and for about a third of adults, have no smell at all.

Matsunami and colleagues at Duke and Rockefeller University in New York focused on the chemical androstenone, which is created when the body breaks down the male sex hormone testosterone.