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
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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The day they ban cologne and deodarant is the day I start carrying horse turds in my pocket as a “natural” odor.
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!
Second hand stink.
There just ain’t no end to doing good.
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
Are you sure it was pepper spray? Had she eaten Mexican at lunch?
“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.”
That’s a good thing for you!
You just haven’t been properly programed yet.
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.
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.
Tax perfume for the sake of the children.
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.
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.
At least I wouldn't need to use my inhaler.
Naw, that’s just my natural o-deer.....
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.
“You just havent 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.......)
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.
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.
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.
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?
Micheal Moore can now fit in society.
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
Welcome to the sounds, sights, SMELL of Gay Paree !!!!
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
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.
I think she works here were I’m at.
“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
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