there is definitely a continuum of stench as related to smell; from the mildly pongy "one-too-many-onion-bhajis-the-night-before" morning breath, to the dry heave inducing "gorgonzola-rotting-carcus-dog-shit". there is very little grey, someone's pits either smell, or smell really bad.
my mary janes (not a euphemism, you filthy boys) have never, not smelled bad. subsequently, every time i wear them my feet smell (once i remove the shoes to unlock the scent). i thought they were past smelling any worse. today i was standing and having a conversation with a co-worker and i could smell my feet/shoes- my nostrils are over 4 feet (ha!) away from them.
this is terribly unladylike.