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Are women more inclined to perceive that "fresh baby smell" than men?

  1. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    Are women more inclined to perceive that "fresh baby smell" than men?

    A girl friend and I were talking recently about how we love that unique fresh scent a baby has. Many women friends have commented it on it over the years, too. However, I have noticed not all men seem even know what it is. Are women more naturally attuned to this smell?

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  2. Sundeep Kataria profile image75
    Sundeep Katariaposted 3 years ago

    On the contrary, I have perceived and enjoyed it (more than my wife perhaps) in the case of our 2 kids.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh cool, Sundeep! This is good news to hear!

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image85
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 3 years ago

    It could be some sort of mothering instinct, kept from our primal days as opposed to just being used to being around children. Maybe animals have enhanced senses with their own cubs to detect danger or keep them close? As I don't really know the fresh baby smell I can't say for sure.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds very plausible!

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image75
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Is the "fresh scent" something like when it needs its diaper changed or is it actually a good scent?

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, lol! It is a very unique and NICE smell that only babies have.

    2. JohnGreasyGamer profile image85
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There should be an air freshener made from fresh baby smell so everyone can enjoy it. Unless it's fresh poop smell, in which case don't bother ^^

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image75
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Beth,
      Then perhaps men pick it up in a different 'sense' than women and that is why they do not smell it. Men pick up the bad smells, women pick up the good smells.

  5. DDE profile image24
    DDEposted 3 years ago

    Women are certainly more attuned to smell than men in most cases. Great question. It is called mother instincts.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      DDE, could well be!

 
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