Keeping unwhiffy in Edwardian times


Alex Clark

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How would people avoid body odours in those days? Considering how many more layers people wore even on a summer day at the beach they must have stank unless there was some sort of anti whiff on offer. Did people have an effective deodorant in thoses days? I heard that talcum powder was applied to the arm pits but how effective would this be?