Smells of the ancient world

Mar 2007
275
Philadelphia
According to Herodotus, the Nasamone tribe in Libya never bathed and smelled horrible.

The Nasamones were a nomadic tribe and supposedly believed that if they bathed their animals would no longer recognize them and run away.
 
Feb 2011
309
NY, NY
Can't remember exactly where but I recently read something about patricians walking about Rome holding roses to the noses. Not sure of the veracity.