Anorak | Smells Of The World: BO, Impaler And Scents From The UN

Smells Of The World: BO, Impaler And Scents From The UN

by | 30th, January 2009

SMELL that? In Switzerland, it is the smell of civic pride:

A Swiss research group says a study it conducted found that women’s underarms typically smell like onions, while men’s smell like cheese.

So much for the Swiss, a nation of Nazis, melted cheese on sticks and assisited suicide. It’s the Swiss signature scent that tells Milanese it’s a north wind that blows.

What of the rest of the nations? What do we smell of?

Professor Tim Jacob of Cardiff University said the test results would likely vary in other parts of the world –  “Other factors include what you eat, what you wash with, what you wear and what genes you inherit””

Anorak has been out on the streets of London and found that while Poles smell of sweat and builder’s dust, most Britons smell of Vimto, warm sofa and Chewits.

Some others to sniff out for:

America :

BO leads with the intense freshness of free range goat herder and the coconut and pineapple-infused sparkle of Hawaiian Tropic. Note the virile blend of hope and star anise which finishes down with undertones of second-hand car and wafer.


Ah-Mad smacks you in the jaw and foams on application. This flammable concoction of petrol, gas and yellow cake can also be used as a mouthwash. Nothing says “I’m gonna **** you up” quite so spectacularly as Ah-Mad. Best served microwaved.


Pulverises the senses with top notes of newly minted cash, before pummelling the senses with an ack-ack of nerve-jangling liniment and

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