Napoleon Bonaparte wrote from the battlefield to his lover the Countess Maria Walewska: "Don't wash I am on my way to you." (Or maybe he wrote: Don't wash I'm coming?? Ah, the joys of translating
The odour of a loved ones body can be very sexy!
OTOH Maria Waleswska was married at age 18 to Count Walsewska who was then 70. It is perfecty possible she was used to some strange old odour