“..they want to regulate smell? So, is there a law on body odor?”
This really isn’t about smell, it’s a weird “green” anti-corporate fringe movement, that I first encountered in Canada about a decade ago. Think of - “I’m allergic to wheat, I’m a vegan, I’m dying from second-hand smoke, genetically engineered food is killing me, and I’m cripplingly allergic to any perfumes in the air.”
It’s all a continuum of green madness. It’s a religion of rightous self-loathing.
These people will be the first to go during the 2012 Apocalypse!
I’m not green. I don’t eat organic. I’ve got some possible gluten allergies but I’m ignoring it. Second hand smoke is gross but doesn’t bug me.
Artificial fragrances can cause my throat to close up. At the very least they give me a headache. I’ve had them send me into an altered state where I couldn’t drive or judge distances. Don’t believe me if you like but it’s not imaginary. I know the exact moment my throat first closed up in reaction to perfume. That was freaky.
I’m not asking people to ban it. I’ve removed fragrances from my life and my friends know not to wear perfume or heavy deodorants to my home. But it’s a real thing and it’s important that people know that it’s not just an imaginary self-loathing. I wouldn’t use stupid, ineffectual, expensive organic shampoo every morning by choice, I assure you!