It would be amazing if you could smell yourself and immediately pick up any smell that emanates, but unfortunately, life isn't that simple. According to Lifehacker, it can be quite difficult to detect odors from your own body because the receptors in your nose turn off after smelling the same scent for too long. Your body odor is completely natural and we all have our own distinctive scent. Everyone has their own scent, just think about how different your grandmother and boyfriend smell when you lean in to hug you.
But can we smell ourselves? For the first time, scientists are showing that yes, we can, ScienceNow reports. You may not realize it, but there are probably a lot of smells you're used to, including odors from your own body and their by-products.