That New Armpit Smell

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I recently noticed that my armpits smell different than they used to.

I know, this is a weird post. But it’s interesting to me, and this is my blog.

For a long time, I always thought my armpits smelled a bit like the sap from an aloe cactus (the real stuff, not the crap you buy in a bottle). And that was fine; after all, they didn’t smell bad, and the odor wasn’t strong.

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my armpits had a new scent. I can still make out the aloe, but a delightful new smell has taken over. I’m not really sure how to describe it other than “more manly” – which makes me feel a bit weird, but there it is.

At first I thought the change had something to do with a new deodorant I was using, but it was giving me a rash (as do nearly all deodorants), so I stopped using it and the smell persisted. I mentioned it to Morah, who suggested that my body chemistry has probably changed a bit, resulting in the new odor. That sounds reasonable enough, although I can’t help but wonder what triggered the change, and if at some point down the line my armpits will take on a new smell. I like this one well enough; I’d hate to have it change for the worse.

I’d like to point out that I don’t sit around all day smelling my armpits. For all I know, the change happened months ago and I didn’t notice until recently. So if you see me on the webcam and I look like I’m smelling my armpits, I’m really not.

Really. You have to believe me.

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  1. So I can see your new job isn’t working you hard enough. In your spare time you smell…your armpits.

    So like more manly as in you could log an entire forest? Or more manly as in “man, i’m sexy.”

  2. You are hilarious! Glad the new scent is working out for you.

  3. @Nicole – In the “man, I’m sexy,” way. Which is a nice bonus for me. -)

  4. Yeah, I’ve been meaning to tell you about that…

  5. Tom

    “Sometimes, when I get nervous, I put my fingers under my arms, and then smell them like this…”

  6. LG

    I’ll be sure to compliment you on your manly armpits if/when I ever meet you … lol.

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