I use only PARIS by Yves St Laurent. Hard to find, but it is MILD. Smells faintly of roses and white wine. And I don’t use MUCH!
Used to be scents were drowned out by tobacco smoke.
I think people are more willing to speak up now when a scent is choking them. I know I am. In the past I would just hold my nose and leave the area but not anymore.
No matter WHAT we do, somebody's not going to like it, but I think we have to use some common sense, even when it comes to colognes and aftershave lotions. For some reason, the one who uses them isn't as aware of the scent as others are. A little bit goes a long way.
A few years back, e.g., the bedroom reeked of the cologne my husband had recently applied. While I am not allergic, the fumes were nevertheless sickening.
My personal decision is not to wear any fragrance to a doctor's office or to the beauty salon or around someone who is allergic, e.g.; but, PLEASE, we don't need another PC law on this subject!
What do you mean by sing with? I sing in choirs, and scents are a big nono. Chokes up the other singers.
People are just more sensitive.
Tobacco smoke has been banned everywhere. It was an effective antigen.
Yes, they use synthetic substances now that many people are sensitive to. I know I am! Headaches, dizziness, even breathing problems, all from those nice-smelling perfumes and candles.