Along the lines of what another person has already said here -- you do need to consider the possibility that this woman is well aware of the situation and unable to fix it. Those of you stating how you'd rather be told, so that you can fix it -- you're assuming she can fix it. Maybe she can't. I went through a period in my late teens/early 20s when I apparently reeked. I was showering regularly, using deodorant, and according to my physician, I was perfectly healthy. However, more than one supervisor at work took it upon themselves to "kindly" and as tactfully as possible "inform" me that I had a body odor problem that was bothering people in the workplace,and I should do something about it. I in fact lost one job because of this. I to this day do not understand what I was supposed to do - at one point I was literally showering at the door of my "shower-in/shower-out" workplace, I was using deodorant, I'd seen a doctor... the problem eventually went away after about 6 or 7 years. But those conversations in which someone "informed" me of the problem stand out to this day as some of the most painful and humiliating moments of my life. And it's been 20+ years since then. I would MUCH RATHER people had politely pretended not to notice.