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Why do we smell so different?

I swear black and white people smell completely different from each other when they don't wear deodorant. I know we all look the same without our skin on, but this has baffled me since I was a child and switched between living with my mom's side of the family (white) and my dad's side of the family (black) and started noticing it.


Asked by Anonymous at 10:06 PM on May. 17, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • All races have different odors. Asian, white, black, indian it is just one of those things.

    Answer by PICKNFLICK at 1:25 AM on May. 18, 2009

  • What the whites smell like cats and dogs and the blacks smell like a strong musty smell?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • It's a wierd question but I've wondered the same thing. Everyone has different smells I guess.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 10:09 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Lol...when I used to be in the primary school I used to ask my mom why do white people smell like french fries?

    Answer by diamondmamma at 10:10 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • wow.....

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 10:51 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • its funny-you can always walk into a home-and no INSTANTLY if there mexican-HAHAHA as for black-I think they smell like playdoe, and you NEVER smell a black man wearing cologne-maybe its a mateing ritual-
    I have been in the home of many races-however I wish for one day I could be mexican or black or something-I want to know what a white person smell like in a non bias way! lol
    this is great

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 AM on May. 18, 2009

  • I've always assumed it was the hair pomades that black folks use---they don't wash their hair as often as whites, so maybe that is what you're smelling?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 AM on May. 18, 2009

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