A compound with a flowery fragrance

Although there were many similarities between the chemicals wafting from teens and tots, the differences tended to favor the younger children, whose body odor samples had higher levels of a compound with a flowery fragrance. Adolescents, on the other hand, produced a compound that smelled like sweat and urine and had higher levels of substances described as smelling cheesy, musty and “goatlike.”

— Read more in Toddlers Smell Like Flowers, Teens Smell ‘Goatlike,’ Study Finds at The New York Times.


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