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Is Perfume the New Cigarette? 150 Fall Ill to Sprayed Perfume
Associated Content ^ | 8/30/09 | Bobby Tall Horse

Posted on 07/30/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT by stillafreemind

We've all been there, a restaurant, church, classroom, shopping aisle and yes a bar, when someone will walk in and the place turns to weeping eyes and sneezing. How well do you think people take it when asked to "remove" their perfume? But due to stories like the people above who fell ill due to someone's perfume I believe people are starting to look at perfume as the next cigarette.

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I have to admit cigarette smoke comes in second to a lot of perfumes being worn out there as far as choking a person to tears.
1 posted on 07/30/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

The day they ban cologne and deodarant is the day I start carrying horse turds in my pocket as a “natural” odor.


2 posted on 07/30/2009 5:38:56 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: stillafreemind

Yes, the Obama Administration will begin proscecuting anyone who showers or uses deodorant, and especially if we use perfumes or colognes...We must obey the European “One World” smell requirements.

Clothes-pin sales will skyrocket!


3 posted on 07/30/2009 5:40:12 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: stillafreemind

Second hand stink.


4 posted on 07/30/2009 5:40:14 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: stillafreemind

There just ain’t no end to doing good.


5 posted on 07/30/2009 5:42:26 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Obamalama lied, the republic died.)
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To: Seruzawa

I’ve got some of those odor eating socks. After the odor eating stuff wears out, should I continue wearing them at risk of being arrested for smelling up the air or throw them away


6 posted on 07/30/2009 5:46:21 AM PDT by animal172
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To: stillafreemind
...had a woman accidentally set off a canister of pepper spray at her desk at work one day,she ran, and we emptied the place in minutes
7 posted on 07/30/2009 5:46:35 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Are you sure it was pepper spray? Had she eaten Mexican at lunch?


8 posted on 07/30/2009 5:47:42 AM PDT by animal172
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To: stillafreemind

“We’ve all been there, a restaurant, church, classroom, shopping aisle and yes a bar, when someone will walk in and the place turns to weeping eyes and sneezing.”

Actually, no, we’ve not all been there. I’m 50 years old and I’ve never had the above occur. I’ve encountered some women who were wearing way too much perfume, but never to the point of “weeping eyes and sneezing.”


9 posted on 07/30/2009 5:47:56 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler

That’s a good thing for you!

You just haven’t been properly programed yet.


10 posted on 07/30/2009 5:50:49 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Some times when a woman goes by and the perfume nearly knocks ya out ya have to wonder what the smell is she’s trying to cover up.


11 posted on 07/30/2009 5:53:35 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: stillafreemind
Hmm. I don't in any way want some perfume police hanging around issuing tickets.

On the other hand, I have a sensitivity to some scents, including cigarettes, new tires (how weird is that? I stay away from the tire section in Sam's) perfumes, candles, air freshener's. I can't go in my daughter's best friend's house because they must have 10K candles burning, and the child must wear 3 different layers of perfume when she comes over here. Instant migraine for me.

Even some cleaners that I can use for a few months suddenly affect me that way - migraine. Not sniffles or sneezing, just the headache.

That's not anyone else's problem, it's mine. But I do have a rule that no scented products that affect me that way can be worn in my house - drives the teenager crazy, but too bad.

12 posted on 07/30/2009 5:54:37 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (My new favorite quote "You can't organize clutter.")
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To: stillafreemind

Tax perfume for the sake of the children.


13 posted on 07/30/2009 5:55:00 AM PDT by indyhome
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To: animal172

I only posted because she also had the rep of wearing some cheap perfume she used by the gallon.....we always knew when she was within 100 feet in an enclosed area.


14 posted on 07/30/2009 5:55:12 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: stillafreemind

Problem a lot of us ladies have is the over application of perfume. You only need a dab.

Some of them give me headaches, so I can understand when people get sick from it.

Rather than make laws, the people should solve this by kindly asking the “perfumed person” to cut it out.


15 posted on 07/30/2009 5:55:51 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Kozak
Oh gee whiz Kozak, we thought you already did carry horse turds in your pocket. :}
16 posted on 07/30/2009 5:56:01 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Kozak
The day they ban cologne and deodarant is the day I start carrying horse turds in my pocket as a “natural” odor.

At least I wouldn't need to use my inhaler.

17 posted on 07/30/2009 5:56:48 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Ditter

Naw, that’s just my natural o-deer.....


18 posted on 07/30/2009 5:57:46 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

I have the same problem. It’s sad - I have to watch what shampoo I use, buy unfragrented laundry soap, and no scented candles. I’ve had my throat close up once or twice from very bad doses of perfume.

It’s real, and annoying, but I’m not lobbying to ban smelly things.


19 posted on 07/30/2009 5:57:47 AM PDT by JenB
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To: stillafreemind

“You just haven’t been properly programed yet.”

Sad to say, there is a lot, and I mean a LOT, of truth to that...........

(never pass up an opportunity to be a victim.......)


20 posted on 07/30/2009 5:58:31 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: stillafreemind

I have never been as chocked by cigarette smoke as I have been from a whiff of a gallon of perfume havily applied


21 posted on 07/30/2009 5:59:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: stillafreemind
there is a cleaning lady in my office. literally we can smell her when she gets to the hallway outside our office!

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.

22 posted on 07/30/2009 6:03:08 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Kozak

better than bass turds?


23 posted on 07/30/2009 6:03:11 AM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

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.


24 posted on 07/30/2009 6:05:05 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Or maybe they were sued when someone had an asthma attack?


25 posted on 07/30/2009 6:08:17 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (My new favorite quote "You can't organize clutter.")
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To: JenB

Same here? So how do you tactfully tell others you can’t visit in their homes?


26 posted on 07/30/2009 6:09:24 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (My new favorite quote "You can't organize clutter.")
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To: stillafreemind

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.


27 posted on 07/30/2009 6:11:50 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Kozak

France. Place never heard of soap, showers or dry cleaning.


28 posted on 07/30/2009 6:12:52 AM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: stillafreemind

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.


29 posted on 07/30/2009 6:14:18 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: Kozak
Channell Number 5 causes many people to have an intense urge to urinate.

This is why ALL perfumes must be banned from public spaces.

30 posted on 07/30/2009 6:15:16 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: stillafreemind
Growing up as the only male in a house of 5, I can tell you certain perfumes and the old hairsprays in cans would make my lungs feel like they were the size of walnuts.

Luckily my mom and sisters were very understanding. Cigarette smoke is just annoying(now that I quit).

31 posted on 07/30/2009 6:17:04 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
I have gone around and blown out scented candles in peoples houses and then told them the reason. They were OK with it. Potpourri is not quite as bad unless you are really close to it. I can't go into potpourri stores that sell it. Cigarette smoke drifts and it is more difficult to stay away from it but I don't know many people who smoke anymore.
32 posted on 07/30/2009 6:17:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: stillafreemind
This subject reminds me of the old adage,

"The perfume you wear has a wonderful scent, but must you marinate in it?"

33 posted on 07/30/2009 6:18:21 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (CITIZENS OF LIBERTY! RISE UP AND DEFEAT THE EVIL BEAST, OBAMUNISM!)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

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.


34 posted on 07/30/2009 6:21:30 AM PDT by Grumpybutt
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To: stillafreemind
I'd rather be in an elevator with someone wearing too much perfume than someone wearing no deodorant.
35 posted on 07/30/2009 6:23:09 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

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.


36 posted on 07/30/2009 6:26:04 AM PDT by JenB
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To: stillafreemind

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!


37 posted on 07/30/2009 6:27:58 AM PDT by virginiaspook1
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To: stillafreemind
I have to admit cigarette smoke comes in second to a lot of perfumes being worn out there as far as choking a person to tears.

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.

38 posted on 07/30/2009 6:29:40 AM PDT by wbill
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To: stillafreemind

time to go after Big Spritz?


39 posted on 07/30/2009 6:30:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Doogle
...had a woman accidentally set off a canister of pepper spray at her desk at work one day,she ran, and we emptied the place in minutes

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.

40 posted on 07/30/2009 6:30:53 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: stillafreemind

not just women...I used to work with a guy who would head straight to the mens room in the morning and bathe himself in Aspen cologne. There was no place in the building that you could go to escape.


41 posted on 07/30/2009 6:31:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JenB987
I used to work with a guy who wore too much cheap cologne (sweet mold...sounds like it was the same scent). He didn't bathe in the stuff, but you could smell it on him if you were in his office.

He used it to cover up the smell of booze, because he was an alcoholic. Eventually he got fired for showing up to work drunk.

42 posted on 07/30/2009 6:33:58 AM PDT by wbill
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To: All

I read an article about a year or so ago that told about a little girl dropping a bottle of perfume on a school bus. They had to evacuate the bus and hose it down. Think they’ll ban perfume from schools?


43 posted on 07/30/2009 6:47:56 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: TommyDale
"...the Obama Administration will begin proscecuting anyone who showers or uses deodorant..."

Micheal Moore can now fit in society.

44 posted on 07/30/2009 6:50:38 AM PDT by SKI NOW
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To: wbill

We have a couple boozehounds in the office...don’t know if they keep it in their desk or not, though.

The guy in my office goes to the gym during his lunch break or right before work and puts enough of it on to choke a donkey.

I wonder what makes a person think something, so offensive to everyone around them, smells good enough to wear.

I buy my husband his cologne so nothing goes on him that doesn’t have a female’s stamp of approval. lol


45 posted on 07/30/2009 6:53:57 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: TommyDale
"We must obey the European “One World” smell requirements."...

Welcome to the sounds, sights, SMELL of Gay Paree !!!!

46 posted on 07/30/2009 6:54:59 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch; JenB

Forgive me for jumping in to your personal business, but my mother started with the very same symptoms several years ago. It started after my folks did a major renovation to their home, including sealing the whole house really tight. Mama went to her doctor seeking relief, and after a couple of months he sent her to an allergist.(Hope that’s the correct term.) To make a long story short, the doctor believes some of our problems are due to a lack of fresh air in our new airtight buildings. Years ago this wasn’t much of a problem, but now the buildings are much tighter and people spend more time indoors. What is tolerable to the body at 1 level becomes an illness at a higher level. Anyway - my folks installed a small ventilation fan for air exchange on the doctors recommendation. It wasn’t long at all before Mama’s migraines and other symptoms disappeared. She no longer has to have any treatment at all. It does make your home less energy efficient, but if you suffer from migraines that is a small price to pay. I apologize for the length, but I saw how debilitating the migraines were to my mother, so I thought I would throw this out to you ladies.(I am assuming you are both women. Sorry if I am in error.)-—JM


47 posted on 07/30/2009 7:07:47 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jubal Madison

Hmm. Interesting. At first glance I’d dismiss that idea since, in my own home, I have no issues (no fragrances permitted) and I can have a headache crop up outdoors if I am near a heavily perfumed person, but I see your point is more about built up over time resistances and lack thereof. Hmm.


48 posted on 07/30/2009 7:22:09 AM PDT by JenB
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To: Doogle

I think she works here were I’m at.


49 posted on 07/30/2009 7:29:25 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming)
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To: BallyBill

“Cigarette smoke is just annoying...”

Actually, it really bothers my wife on a physical level. I still smoke, although not in the home. While my preferred delivery vehicle is a pipe, I do smoke some cigarettes and cigars if the pipe is not convenient. What I have never figured out is why cigarettes and cigars make my woman tear up and stuffy, but pipe smoke doesn’t seem to affect her - she even said she likes the scent. I know other people who are the opposite. Not really any point to make, other than we humans are an odd lot.-—JM


50 posted on 07/30/2009 7:33:15 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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