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    Every human beings get his/her own disctinctive body smell. Shall I call it 'body scent', 'body odour', 'body fragrance', 'body aroma' if the smell is not offensive ? Please advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Every human beings get his/her own disctinctive body smell. Shall I call it 'body scent', 'body odour', 'body fragrance', 'body aroma' if the smell is not offensive ? Please advise.

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    I'd go with "scent", but I don't know how often the combination "body scent" is used. We would speak of a "person's scent", but not necessarily "body scent".

    'body odour'< An odour is not pleasant.

    'body fragrance', 'body aroma' < Fragrance and aroma are positive. They don't mean "bad smells". We typically apply the word "fragrance" to flowers or perfumes. We often associate "aroma" with the smell of food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Every human beings get his/her own disctinctive body smell. Shall I call it 'body scent', 'body odour', 'body fragrance', 'body aroma' if the smell is not offensive ? Please advise.

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    Hi,Ju
    I would suggest: Every human being has its own distinctive scent.
    Body odour is offensive, it means that something smells awful.
    Body frangrance = body perfume= body aroma , which is not what you mean.
    Smell.... I would use it in case someone wears a perfume, I would say 'you smell good'.
    Scent describes a kind of smell that is distinctive but not an odour, so it could be used to describe a personal scent.

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    Default Re: body smell

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Every human beings get his/her own disctinctive body smell. Shall I call it 'body scent', 'body odour', 'body fragrance', 'body aroma' if the smell is not offensive ? Please advise.

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    The smell of normal bodies is not something we mention much in English-speaking societies, at least in public. This is probably due to the enormous perfume/deodorant advertising industry. Pretty much you're either cosmetically enhanced, or you've got BO (body odour = bad).

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