YOUR house has a strange aroma that visitors cannot quite identify, it has emerged.
Researchers confirmed that all homes have a uniquely weird and off-putting smell that is unnoticed by its occupants but is immediately apparent to any guests.
Scientist Nikki Hollis said: “All houses smell wrong in their own way, usually of an obscure combination of things like stale oranges and decaying bark.
“The aroma is mostly disconcerting rather than outright disgusting, but it is there in your home, you can do nothing about it, and people will talk about it when they leave.”
Plumber Stephen Malley said: “I go in a lot of houses, and mostly they smell of wet leather, dead insects and old ham, with a veneer of some mountain-themed cleaning product.
“One client’s house smells like a fistful of horsehair than has been set alight and then doused with liquid marshmallow.
“They are all different, all weird.”