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Does anyone else get 'that' smell whilst on period?

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PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 19:52:04

Ok, was going to name change for this but seeing how I don't think anyone will recognise me anyway...

So does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Everytime AF arrives I get this 'smell' about me, not a nasty, yucky smell, more or a sweet smell blush. Not just from 'down there' but I can just smell it from my skin?!

Does anyone else get this or am I a freak? Do you think other people can smell it if I can smell it too?

It reminds me of the smell I got after I had DD from my breastmilk. I quite like the smell actually blush grin

lisad123 Tue 30-Jun-09 19:54:05

i get what you mean and yes, but wouldnt say i like the smell, but doesnt smell bad.

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 19:56:11

{grin] I like it because it reminds me of when DD was born, not necessarily the actual smell, just memories.

expatinscotland Tue 30-Jun-09 19:57:12

you're a freak. i don't notice smelling any different, but then again, i'm one of those people who uses perfumes, perfumed lotions and shower gels.

squilly Tue 30-Jun-09 20:02:42

My sense of smell heightens ridiculously just before I come on and during my period I just smell orrible. It gets worse as the week works on and reaches the pits towards the end. I start off showering twice a day, morning and evening, but then I end up showering at midday if I get chance towards the end.

Sometimes I love being a woman (NOT!).

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:04:07

shock I knew it was true.


I do use perfumes but I just have a sweet smell about me....I'm hoping I'm the only one who can smell it, although I could think of worse things to smell of. grin

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:04:09

shock I knew it was true.


I do use perfumes but I just have a sweet smell about me....I'm hoping I'm the only one who can smell it, although I could think of worse things to smell of. grin

MuppetsMuggle Tue 30-Jun-09 20:04:35

I don't notice any smell, but am more concious than I normally am when i'm having my period. as opposed to having one bath/shower a day I tend too have 2

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:06:05

squilly really? You have to shower 3 times a day? Do you think that maybe it is just you that can smell it, because it is coming from you IYKWIM?

onepieceofcremeegg Tue 30-Jun-09 20:06:15

I don't notice a smell, but I do notice that my perfume/usual toiletries smell different on my skin. Not horrible,just different.

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:07:36

Does everyone shower twice a day when on thier period? blush

littlelamb Tue 30-Jun-09 20:07:40

I am a bit shock at anyone relishing a smell that reminds them of having a baby. The slaughter house smell of the labour ward was one of the things I'd forgotten with dd, but when I had ds it all came back to me <blearugh>

sparkybabe Tue 30-Jun-09 20:09:02

I do notice a sort of mushroomy smell, which I hope is not me. It's not unpleasant, just

HecatesTwopenceworth Tue 30-Jun-09 20:10:45

i know what you mean and yes there is a distinct smell.

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:12:33

Not having the baby...when my milk came in a few days later.

Celery Tue 30-Jun-09 20:17:14

Public ladies loo's usually smell of periods. Is that the smell you mean? Not particularly pleasant, but not as offensive as shit or piss.

cupcakesinthesnow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:18:36

Yes ikwym. I can tell if my best mate has her period as she gets that smell as well. It's not unpleasant at all it's just a.....something.

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:23:14 I'm not a freak. wink

celery I don't think it's the same as public loos.

I don't think i've ever smelt it on anyone else, so thats why I wondered if anyone might be able to smell it on me.

squilly Tue 30-Jun-09 20:24:29

It probably is just me plantaseed. I get quite gippy at some smells around that time of the month. And it's gotten much worse since my 40's. I suspect I'm heading for menopause.

Heated Tue 30-Jun-09 20:26:48

Increased pheromones?

Just keep away from male kangaroos grin.

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 20:35:01

heated shock why?

What are 'pheromones'?

sobloodystupid Tue 30-Jun-09 20:39:05

I know what you mean littlelamb about the slaughterhouse smell, I always called it L'eau d'Abbatoir! Yep, that (too?) sweet smell when you have your period, can't stand it...

Heated Tue 30-Jun-09 20:45:55

Was just wondering whether it was pheromones which are chemical signals/unconscious odour cues - men's armpits/ sweat contain pheromones which are attractive to women & wondering if there was an equivalent, but probably just increased hormone level.

The kangaroo reference it just urban myth - I hope!

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Tue 30-Jun-09 20:49:29

Dh used to say that a woman he worked with always smelled a bit different. After giving me a good sniff he declared that I smelled ok hmm. He's such a charmer...

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Tue 30-Jun-09 21:03:31

eyeballs I hope your DH hasn't worked with me blush grin

heated oh yeah, I've heard of the pheromones. But not the kangeroo thing shock

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