why does perfume smell different on different people?

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Offline kdlynn

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perhaps this is a chemisty question but i was not sure. why does perfume smell different on each individual person?

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why does perfume smell different on different people?
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2007 06:53:16 »
Because of their own Body Chemistry?? That is true and I have often thought about that . as I will smell a perfume on a person and love it, but when it gets on me yuck! LOL I wonder if it really is our own individual body chemistry?

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why does perfume smell different on different people?
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2007 09:33:07 »
You're probably smelling a combination of natural human body odor and perfume, which could be why it smells different on different individuals.
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why does perfume smell different on different people?
« Reply #3 on: 03/06/2007 13:32:55 »
Like BO and sweat!! [;D]
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« Reply #4 on: 03/06/2007 17:30:57 »
I did not mean like stinky body odor.. I just meant that the perfume just smells different on me then others.. LOL

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why does perfume smell different on different people?
« Reply #5 on: 04/06/2007 07:45:03 »
Don't your pheromones have something to do with it? As perfumes are often based on pheromones of other animals (I think), it might be reasonable to expect a mixing of chemicals to ellicit a different smell.

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« Reply #6 on: 04/06/2007 08:09:29 »
Yes that is what I was talking about! LOL I could not think of what they said every person produced their own Pheromones..LOL Thank you !! I could not for the life of me explain what I meant... You did well and you remembered what they were called and I couldn't remember! LOL

I have heard something about that in the making of certain perfumes that can actually be made with Pheromones!

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Re: why does perfume smell different on different people?
« Reply #7 on: 09/01/2014 14:29:23 »
Even though wearing the same perfume, people smell differently due to their unique physical traits and attributes. Like unique fingerprints, our skin is composed of distinct chemical compositions that result in a unique aroma when perfume is applied to it. 

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