Hey Jax, great experiment! Thanks for being so brave. I think more of us should meet up to check this out.
I had something really bad happen to me in my community relating to the smell a few weeks back. This person was screaming on the phone about how bad I smelled. In front of my neighbors! I was mortified, anyway, I ended up breaking down in tears to my friend & bf on the phone that day. Talking about the hell I have gone through for years (the bf has only been around a few year) at work, in stores, etc.
Weird thing is, both the bf and best friend are very sensitive to smells. I have known the best friend since before this problem started. She would have noticed. She smells her own b.o. and others. She said she never noticed anything on me or anyone saying things about me in stores when we were together!!! The bf said the same thing as well! I asked another member of this board, do you think we have ORS? It's an OCD type problem under Body Dysmorphic Syndrome. I am puzzled. The comments I have had in public are real. How could those closest to me not notice the stench??