One day I sat on a bus with someone who had body odor. I had to endure the “perfume” of this man. Body odor is a bad smell that is caused by a combination of sweat and bacteria under the skin.
Your name can have a “name odor,” and that is even more dangerous because it has greater consequences. Based on how you behave, you can have a “perfumed name” or a “stinky name.”
Consider this verse; “Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; Your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!” Song of Songs 1:3
When a young man develops a good reputation, his name becomes like a perfume; Virgins or unmarried young girls will like to marry him.
However, if you become known as a womanizer or a thief, because of your invisible odor, people will begin to avoid you.
Consider the example of Jacob’s son who killed their neighbor’s because their sister was raped; “And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.” Genesis 34:30.
Develop a “good name” by developing a good reputation, not a “stinky name.”