Web edition: June 15, 2012
When most people talk about "old people smell," they're complaining about something unpleasant. But in a new study, scientists report that the scent of the elderly isn't that bad. In fact, it's rather pleasant, at least compared to the intense odor of a middle-aged man. Volunteer judges used words like "earthy" or "mild" to describe the elderly scent.
R. Ehrenberg. Youngsters can sniff out old people's scent. Science News Online, May 30, 2012. [Go to]