What does candida overgrowth smell like to someone who does not have an overgrowth issue. My girlfriend and I have been doing 811rv for about 3 weeks now and she has a strong garlicky smell that I notice most when she talks. I told her about it in a nice way and while she was offended at first she later thanked me. A couple days later she said that she coughed up a small phlegm-ey mass that she claimed smelled like garlic, I have to agree the garlic smell from her breath was gone. Now a few days later is it returning. Your thoughts and expertise please before I tell her the smell is back lol.