It's the microorganisms living in my fur that make the smell when I get wet. Their little byproducts dissolve and go airborne.
I should see if the pet shops here do cosmetic reflorastation. Change out the feral yeast and bacteria that grew during my cold sleep for domesticated versions that produce nice smells when I get wet.
Thing is, pet ownership isn't a high priority for a new colony. If the only domesticated yeast they have is for the brewing industry, my choices might be smell like a wet dog or smell like a beer.