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How Do You Tell A Not So Close Friend He Has Body Odor?

I just have a guest come in from Nigeria older than me. It is ok he is visiting and glad to have him. But he has a strong body odor. It is so strong that it takes over the room in few minutes after he comes in. I am not sure how to break the news to him, but something has to be done. Everone that comes in contact with him since he arrives pull me aside to say something about this. It is so hard to show him around the city in this condition. Please help any advise will be greatful.

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Both you and him go shopping.  You pay for it all.

Then put in his and your shopping basket smelly stuff like roll on and all.

Say your going out tonight so yall need to BATH and look good.

Then use your stuff ask if he has used his, make sure he does.

Then go out. 

Next day i doubt he will go back to the old self.

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buy him/her a deodorant as a gift

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Buy him a deodorant and perfume, and let him know it is in vogue to smell nice.

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I had the same experience 2 years ago, when i had a visitor who stayed with us for 4weeks. The odour was overpowering, the visitor had both mouth and body odour and it was offensive. He came in the winter time, so all windows were always locked, but we ended up opening the windows and i guess he got the message but I just couldn't bring myself to tell him so as not to hurt his feelings. As a parting gift i bought him a deodorant and a perfume.

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just ask him, what type of pefume he uses, that you don't like the smell, that he should try Nivea deodourant, so that when he sweats, their will be no effect from his arm pit. He will decode. Please which ever works let us know

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The subtle approach doesn't have any effect on some folk, so, no Kitty-Cat-footing about.

I just tell them straight, that their body odour is overpowering, and what are they going to do about it?

No time to mess about.

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simply say "do you know you'll smell nice if you use a deodorant" politely and with beeming smiles for him/her not to take offense.

Inze

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Oh my topic said close friend, but no he is not that close, if he was it would be easier to say.

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U should take him shopping and both of u should take turns in picking out deodarant and sweet smelling soap. If he is smart he would take the hint. Worked for me.

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