Skip to comments.Is Perfume the New Cigarette? 150 Fall Ill to Sprayed Perfume
Posted on 07/30/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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I have never been as chocked by cigarette smoke as I have been from a whiff of a gallon of perfume havily applied
when she gets into our section you literally have to step away or hold your breath. a french whore would be embarrased. it's horrible. truly.
better than bass turds?
I have some of the same problems. Some strong scents cause me to have a difficult time breathing but all I have to do is get away from it. Remember when department stores had a girl just inside the front door spraying perfume on every woman who came in? I have nearly punched a couple of those girls out to keep them from spraying me. They don’t do it anymore, someone must have really followed through with a punch.
Or maybe they were sued when someone had an asthma attack?
Same here? So how do you tactfully tell others you can’t visit in their homes?
Perfume can create allergic reactions, especially if the original concentrations change over time. Its no different than the potential of any other chemical to create a reaction.
France. Place never heard of soap, showers or dry cleaning.
I work with a guy who wears the most terrible cologne I have ever smelled. Smells like sweet mold. The lady who works next to his office has to close her door all the time because she wants to throw up.
Even the other men I work with have commented on how bad and strong it is.
This is why ALL perfumes must be banned from public spaces.
Luckily my mom and sisters were very understanding. Cigarette smoke is just annoying(now that I quit).
"The perfume you wear has a wonderful scent, but must you marinate in it?"
Same here with certain odors - hubby brought home some “clean linen” scented candles once - Big mistake
But, like you said, that’s just my sensitivities - however, I do tend to avoid being near “little old ladies” as some of their perfume affects me the most.
I don’t visit many peoples’ homes, I’m kind of an introvert! I do find though that saying it’s a “fragrance allergy” helps. Then I explain that fragrances are artificial substances added to products to change their scent, and that it’s the chemicals I’m allergic to and not the smell.
Mostly people seem to get it. About things in their homes, not about their own personal perfumes/deoderants/etc though.
Cigarette smoke comes in a very distant second! There is nothing worse than the smell of cheap perfume. My throat closes up when I am in too close proximity to someone who has presumably bathed in it!
I agree. There's a woman here at work who used to take a bath in the stuff. HR needed to get involved, it was so bad.
I'm not overly sensitive, but I'd take working in a cigar bar, over working in the cube next to this chick.
time to go after Big Spritz?
A nitwit co-worker of mine once sprayed a tiny bit in his trashcan to see if it was still active. Yes, it was. He and I worked elsewhere the rest of the day, and just locked the door to the office we shared. No one else ever knew, but I never let him forget.
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