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FOR KIDS: The smell of old people

Tests show that older adults have a distinct odor, but it isn't bad

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.

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