I mean there's really no other way to put it. I don't understand. Maybe it's a chemical thing due to pregnancy, but for whatever reason - if I cook with garlic OR onion, my hands smell like garlic or onion for like 3 to 4 days. I've tried soap, dish soap, rubbing metal on them... nothing.
I love the smell of onion, but it starts turning my stomach when I constantly smell it. And it's not even like I was ALL OVER the onion. I held it, to cut it. That was IT. And BAM it's like I'm wearing onion lotion.
How weird! The only other thing I can think of to do is lemon juice. I've never really used it on hands, and that would be awful if your hands are already raw or anything. But it does take the onion smell off of cutting boards, so I assume it would work on skin.