I think that you are an anomaly and other hunters should not feel like they "live in a locker room" if they get winded by dead downwind deer.
Weeeell.......if you get winded by a DEAD downwind deer, then you probably DO smell like a locker room or worse! (Just funnin' you..)
Anomaly, huh? LOL! I've been described as a lot of things, but that's a first!
Actually, I agree with you. I don't doubt the difficulties that you and many others have with scent detection, because I've seen it too. I DO know that with myself, the times that I have knowingly been busted, it was obvious that the deer knew what I was, and got the heck out of there, and/or blew like a freight train in the process.
I believe that out of the 3 defensive senses that deer have, the sense of smell is the one they rely and trust the most. You can fool the eyes, and the ears (although not at the same time), but CANNOT fool their sense of smell.
I also bathe before I hunt, and if I do come back to camp for lunch and cook anything I will wash my head/hair before I go back out, as hair, IMO, holds a lot of odors. The good thing about this, is that the way mine's falling out, in a few more years that may be a moot point! [:D]
I also wonder that because of the ghillie suit I wear on the ground, if that doesn't help hold my scent in also?