9 Reasons why Old People Smell the Way They Do


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“I smell old people,” says many kids upon their first visit to see Grandma and Grandpa.

It’s an unforgetable scent – that of medicinal cremes, ointments, mothballs.

And it’s a sensation that many people tend to find memorable, and not in a good way.

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It turns out that there really is such a thing as OLD PERSON SMELL, and scientists have identified all the reasons why old people smell the way they do.

  • No fresh air.  Old people don’t like to air out their homes or apartments.
  • Poor cleaning habits. Old people aren’t as able to clean their living quarters properly
  • Bad laundry. Old people don’t like to do laundry very often
  • Bad sense of smell.  Old people can’t tell how bad their own environments stink
  • Bad mouth hygiene.  Old people get dry mouth, leading to bad oral health
  • Dehydration.  Old people don’t drink enough water
  • Lack of bathing. Old people don’t bathe as often as they should
  • Medicinal issues. Old people medicines are stinky
  • Hoarding.Old people have old stuff. Old stuff tends to smell more than new stuff