Interestingly, one thing that made my personal scent less strong was increasing my physical activity. I noticed, over time, that despite sweating more, the more I exercised, the less... ummm.. pungent my personal scent became. I'm half Sicilian, so, as someone of Mediterranean descent, there's the tendency to have a very strong personal scent. It's easier to notice changes in mine, since I've never been able to use commercial soaps/detergents/perfumes, etc., to cover it up, because of allergies. I theorize that, when I'm exercising regularly, bacteria doesn't have as much opportunity to pool in the pores, because they're being flushed regularly. shrugs I don't know... I just know that getting and staying more active made my personal scent less strong.
I've also found that bathing in Dead Sea Salts (unscented, authentic -- not simply "bath salts") twice a week helps to balance my skin bacteria and results in a less pungent personal scent.