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4 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

I would have to take your word on that. But as ethnic Chinese can you understand that the  many Chinese who  ingest raw  garlic as a "protection" when embarking on public transport present an equivalent  odour problem.

Dude that was gnarly on the Shanghai trains and I smelt durian too.

 

I smelt a lot of Garlic in China. 

 

There is alwys a hint of durian sometimes during high season on the MRT.

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51 minutes ago, sirineou said:

IMO this thread is ill conceived. 

I might be wrong  but I don't think it is a good idea to start a critical thread  thread directed at particular member or putting a member in the unfortunate position of defending or criticizing her country people.

Or perhaps I misunderstood

 

Nyezhov reacted confused at my above post. Perhaps I did not verbalize it correctly or eloquently, but moderating did IMO. 

People have Odors . Different people , fro, different cultures and cultural practices have different odors. For the most part we get used to our Odors ans tune them out, but we are sensitive to other peoples odors.

IMO It is not other countries responsibility to adjust to your cultural preferences, It is your responsibility to adjust or leave.

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1 minute ago, Nyezhov said:

Dude that was gnarly on the Shanghai trains and I smelt durian too.

 

I smelt a lot of Garlic in China. 

 

There is alwys a hint of durian sometimes during high season on the MRT.

You sure it was  durian?  Sometimes  I sense  the  smell of  durian as  vomit ! lol

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4 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

Here ya go dude:

 

1. The stuff stinks, I dont

2. In the US, I could balm up, jump in my wheels and never offend anyone. Here I take trains.

3. The stuff that works the best is hard core pungent.

Then dont take the BTW,

as I said it is not the Thai's responsibility to adjust their culture to your sensibilities, It is your responsibility to adjust or make alternate plans. 

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2 minutes ago, sirineou said:

Then dont take the BTW,

as I said it is not the Thai's responsibility to adjust their culture to your sensibilities, It is your responsibility to adjust or make alternate plans. 

Duh. If she told me that Thai folks find the smell of balm offensive, I would adjust quite easily thanks. Are you missing Thailand so bad you are being cranky? I ate a Pla Kapong Nung Manao earlier, it was quite yummy.

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2 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

well personally dude, If I aint showered and wearing balm (and some citronella for the skeeters), Im dressed like Sean Connery leaning in a doorway sans Walther redolent with the scent of Tom Ford, which I bring from the US as it it stupidly priced over here. Right now my usual is a combo of Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanilla (3:2 ratio or reversed), which gives you some long lasting notes, but for special occasions, I have a tiny little bottle of Lost Cherry that I scored from the gay perfume dude in Nordies, its tough to get because Tommy boy mugs ya for $325 for that one, I run that 1:2 with Tobacco Vanilla.

 

Ive been thinking of one of the Ouds that they sell down in Soi Arab, but I dont want to smell like a rug merchant, so it would have to be the right one. 

Geez!  All I do is  scrape a  bulb of  galangal  in my armpits and  groin and  juss  keep on  smiling !

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9 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

You sure it was  durian?  Sometimes  I sense  the  smell of  durian as  vomit ! lol

Durian makes me burp

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55 minutes ago, Yinn said:

Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, balm etc not really problem. 

 

Body ordor smell is problem. Caucasion have special smell, same other country people, India, different one, African different one. 

Thai not like any “flavor.” Some thai have it also. 

 

Is not acceptable. Also I think some foreigner not use the bum gun, only tissue. It not clean. Thailand is hot country.

If you car have mud, you need water, not only paper tissue to make it clean, and this not acceptable also. Can be smell. 

 

Another thing, some people use perform to much. But if dirty and use perfume, the smell is still dirty.

on the train, try not put your underarm on people face.

 

 

Must admit.  This is funny and made me laugh.

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Noni fruit smells horrid.

 

Not good to either rub it on the body or carry it in crowded places.

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Personally, I would feel too self conscious to go around slathered up & smelling like a locker room while using any close quartered public transportation.....

The Thais are very perceptive of odors, dressing mistakes/appearance, grooming, and the like....

Rarely, in public, do you ever see one turned out badly - no matter their station in life....

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1 hour ago, Yinn said:

some people use perform to much

I use perform as much as I can but I am getting old.

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1 hour ago, Yinn said:

Body ordor smell is problem.

But even my Thai wife smells after a lot of body ardor.

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1 hour ago, Yinn said:

Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, balm etc not really problem. 

 

Body ordor smell is problem. Caucasion have special smell, same other country people, India, different one, African different one. 

Thai not like any “flavor.” Some thai have it also. 

 

Is not acceptable. Also I think some foreigner not use the bum gun, only tissue. It not clean. Thailand is hot country.

If you car have mud, you need water, not only paper tissue to make it clean, and this not acceptable also. Can be smell. 

 

Another thing, some people use perform to much. But if dirty and use perfume, the smell is still dirty.

on the train, try not put your underarm on people face.

 

 

I get this... I lived in Japan for a while and friends I had there used to tell me they could tell when I ate pork - especially bacon.. I don't eat that no and I didn't bother to correlate their assumptions with their comments but I have no reason to doubt them.

 

I agree some nationalities have different natural body odor. I think diet plays a big part and that is why some Thai's take big note of Indians. A lot of their food has a different spice base to Thai food.

 

I also ways wear CK or one of the variants and deodorant but my current girlfriend always wants me to not wear deo before I go for a jog. She likes the smell of me with the CK and  natural sweat... I think she is mad. I stink after a workout. I have known western girls who like the same smell. But my current girl is the only Thai woman who I have known who like the raw Farangwithaplan - in - a can scent.

 

Yinn, Do you like the smell of your man after exercise or do you want him to shower straight away?

 

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OP,

I don't think people will be offended by liniments used here. There are boxing liniments, tiger blam type rubs and the like. It's all good.

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My wife would agree 100% with Yinn. She rides a baht bus to our shop here in Hua Hin and at least twice a week complains of unwashed farang stench. She says it's not so much the smell but it's the burning of the eyes..

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