Studies have proven that we are what we eat. As in, it registers in our smell. And in a recent experiment, men who gobbled down raw garlic or swallowed garlic pills were asked to wear cotton pads under their armpits for 12 hours. These pads were then evaluated (yes, sniffed) by some very committed-to-science women. The women rated the garlic-eaters body odor to be more pleasant, attractive and masculine compared to garlic-free men.
Caveat: The experiment did not explore how the women felt about the garlic-eaters breath.
I wish you all the best,
Dr. Samantha Boardman