Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tales from the Trenches: Mute Your Personal Scent

I think that we can all agree that both sides of the counter are pretty bad when your nasal passages are being assaulted by a gaggle of folks with perfume/essential oil/after shave/cologne that is far too strong. I'm one of those people that can get an instant headache/migraine from overly strong perfume. I understand that often people have worn a perfume so long that they can't even smell it anymore.

Allow me to let you in on something. The rest of us can.

On more than one occasion, I've had to walk out of stores hacking and coughing while choking on the smell of someone else's scent of choice. We went to Bob Evan's around Christmastime and there was a lady sitting directly behind me that had such strong perfume on that it bothered Hubs, too. Add to that, that she PUT MORE ON WHILE IN THE RESTAURANT. Oh yes Ma'am. That made me oh-so-pleased.

So, please know that we are not asking you to refrain from wearing your scent. We are just saying that one tiny squirt in the air and walking into it will do. Please don't bathe in it. There are folks who have asthma attacks and migraines triggered by your lovely, but way too strong scent. We appreciate that you want to smell good, though.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Gosh, are we a lot a like.

Read this: http://vitzfam.blogspot.com/2008/07/stinky-smells.html