I thought this quote from Good Morals and Gentle Manners for Schools and Families from 1873 was kind of cute in a smelly sort of way. Hail deodorants!
Good health requires that the whole body be
frequently and thoroughly bathed, an operation that some persons neglect
entirely in winter. The skin is full of
minute pores or openings for the escape of insensible perspiration, and if
these are obstructed, they can not carry off that waste matter which should
pass from the body in this way. Not
only does the skin become rough, dry, harsh, and covered with pimples, but
unpleasant odors emanate from it. These
odors impregnate the clothing, and become very offensive. The remedy is the bath.