May 25, 2005

Common Sense

I saw this post over at The Boiling Point this morning. Dash shares the story of a woman that won a multi million dollar lawsuit because she claimed that her co-worker's perfume made her sick. I'm not going to comment on that part other than to say - ARRGGGHHH.

BUT...I do have something to add.

Folks - yeah, both women and men - go easy on the perfume and cologne. Especially at work.

I've been in offices where some people spray it on so heavy it makes me tear up. Oh - anyone that knows me will tell you that fragrance is important to me - but use some common sense.

One lady I worked with was so bad, our boss declared the office a Frangrance Free Zone. smelly lotion, no body spray....nothing. She ruined it for all of us.

I stopped wearing much perfume at all when I moved to Florida. It's just too hot and sticky for that - the smell just becomes cloying and over powering. I found a lotion and body spray that I can't live without. It's light, but lingering. Subtle.

I have perfume that I save for special occasions. But for everyday - just lotion up after the morning shower and a spritz of body spray. Refreshing spritz during the day and it's all good.

It's like I tell my neices......scent should entice, draw someone near, stir a memory. Not make your eyes water!!!

Posted by Tammi at May 25, 2005 05:36 AM

My favorite quote (source forgotten)

"Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?"

Posted by: Harvey at May 25, 2005 08:06 AM

Nurses too....please no perfume.
What some of you find delightful, others find naseating.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 25, 2005 08:48 AM

But don't forget the deodorant...

and don't try purfume in place of deodorant...

Ok, I'm feeling ill now, I've got to go somewhere else.

Posted by: Ogre at May 25, 2005 09:16 AM

The worst is sitting next to some old lady in church who has apparently lost her sense of smell because she obviously poured half the bottle of the cheap stuff on her that morning. Maybe she only has to apply it once a week that way - I don't know. I call it "diet perfume" because when you smell it, you lose your appetite.

Posted by: Dash at May 25, 2005 09:47 AM

Rule of thumb... your perfume should never enter the room before you do...

I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: Teresa at May 25, 2005 10:56 AM

I don't wear fragrances. I stopped when I realized that it was not something that attracted my husband. There suddenly seemed no need.

That said, when I wear it, I spray it in the air, wait a second, then walk through it. It's lighter that way.

Posted by: Bou at May 25, 2005 08:44 PM