Forget the aftershave and try eating garlic instead. Scientists found the sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women.
Garlic has antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties and studies have suggested it can help reduce the incidence of colds, and even high blood pressure and some cancers.
For the study, 42 men were asked, in rotation, to eat raw garlic, garlic capsules, or no garlic, and wear pads in their armpits for 12 hours afterwards, to collect body odour.
Then, 82 women were asked to sniff the odour samples and judge them on their pleasantness, attractiveness,masculinity and intensity.
The body odour of the men was perceived to be 'significantly more attractive and less intense' when they had eaten the garlic in bulb and capsule form than when they hadn't eaten it.
It could simply be that the antibacterial action of the garlic makes the armpits smell sweeter by reducing the density of the microbes which cause the nasty odours, the researchers from the University of Stirling in Scotland and Charles University in the Czech Republic said.