ANST - Bathing

Mark Harris mark_harris at
Wed Nov 12 10:22:08 PST 1997

> Well, I know what Timo smells like after fighting all day, and I know what
> insults my delicate olfactory senses!  (as I gesture wildly to the
> showers....)    
> Allysyn

Gunthar replied:

Let's not forget that people's tastes change. The human smell is made up of
a great deal of chemicals, some of which induce sexual desire. Many perfumes
are made with the rather nasty scent glands of mustelids, the musk is considered
necessary to enhance attractiveness.  In the smelly Middle Ages I would
think that a man who smelled like a MAN would be attractive to a Middle Ages

May not take all that long. While visitors to farmyards complain about the
smell of all the manure and animals, I'm told that after awhile you stop 
smelling it. I've never been on a farm long enough to test this.

However, there must have been some problems since pomanders were popular
in some times and cultures. Perhaps they were more for blanketing the wearer of the
pomander from the smells around them than for those around the wearer?


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