posted on Jul, 30 2008 @ 05:38 AM
One website says it's a
However it is potentially credible that difference in skin flora (the natural bacterial milieu of the skin) might change with age.
Certainly if you have athlete's foot and sweaty tennis shoes that smells worse.
I can't smell (to any degree worth mentioning) so I can't confirm or deny, but plants wilt in my vicinity if I've just come off a trail ride.
It could also be based on smells in old person's homes - talcum powder, disinfectant, skin flora, diet, etc.
The link above appears to debunk it, but others say they smell sweet.
Others say there's even a trail, like a giant tree slug...(you know who you are!)
[edit on 30-7-2008 by Badge01]