I have to agree hugely with you hugh088, in Spain, France, Italy & England, I swear sometimes I will do a lumpy yawn. I cannto cope with the smell of BO, it is rank, and is not something that should cause issues in this day and age...hugh088 said:"YOUR" European friends may wash as often as we do but not all of them. The chances of coming across offensive body oder in europe is much greater then in the US. I have spent at least half of the last 30 years working outside of the US and I can say it's a fact. There are reasons for it and you are much less likely to come across an offending oder today then you were 15 years ago but my above statement stands. If they don't understand the sterotype they may never leave the city center of a large city. Go to a small town in eastern europe.