Thursday, September 18, 2008

I wish

I wish perfume was banned in public places. Ten ways to know you're wearing just too much:

1. Spraying it into the air and walking into the mist.
2. Elevator stinks like perfume after you leave.
3. Clothing smells like it.
4. You hug someone, and they smell like you for the rest of the day.
5. You leave a trail walking down hallways (sort of like Pig Pen).
6. People can smell your perfume when they are outside of your personal space.
7. Babies cry.
8. Asthmatics start hacking and coughing after you visit.
9. You spray more than two little squirts of stink juice on yourself.
10. You use the deoderant, body spray, shower gel AND perfume in one scent.

People, please. For the love of all things good in the world, ease up on my lungs. Stop wearing so much perfume. Are you really afraid you smell that bad???

14 Comments:

Anonymous Tammy said...

I agree completely! There's a woman in my office that wears so much perfume I have to hold my breath when I see I have to pass her in the hall - otherwise I'll have a coughing fit that lasts for an hour (and I don't even have asthma)!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Hear hear! If female gorillas wore perfume I'd never know when they were in oestrus.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ugh - no kidding. I've had to move to a different cube at work because of perfume. I'd add #11 - You use someone's phone and they can't use it anymore because the perfume has infiltrated its essence.

10:47 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

Oh yes, yes yes! I've had to hold my breath in the staff bathroom because women spray entire bottles of perfume in there -- asthma is not fun. I know.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Amen. There were a couple of women who were instant migraine triggers for me, their perfume was so strong.

Hint. If you (the person wearing it) can smell it at ALL - you're wearing too much. Your nose shouldn't notice it at all.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Perfect post--I have serious issues when people have too much scent on--the wheezing starts right away!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I can tell the moment that I step into the hall if a certain faculty member is there that day. I swear she must BATHE in the stuff.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Lynae said...

Agree (1000)

4:16 PM  
Blogger Firemanshunny said...

Ditto!!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Pilar said...

I totally agree with you. Ok, I know there's people that, after years using the same perfume they tend to stop smelling it, so they spray some more. Have you ever kissed a man that have just shaved? You smell like him forever!! Same again with some smokers. But to be honest, I have it much worst with smelly armpits...

3:59 AM  
Blogger BaileyGirl5 said...

Perfect post on the perfume!! I have a woman in my office who has even been spoken to about her perfume addiction and she still leaves a trail behind her. Eek!! My head is burning when she walks by.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Athy said...

I think this happens because with most scents your nose is subjected to repeatedly for long periods of time, your nose adjusts and you cannot smell it as easily as others until the people actually can't smell it on themselves anymore.But yeah, you'd think they would realize the scent is still just as strong and not to put more on! Just like with smokers, they stink.. STINK, but they can't tell!

9:49 PM  
Blogger Athy said...

I've also noticed a huge difference between the women that wear chemically made in a test tube perfume scents (which smell like cleaning fluid to me) and the ones who wear REAL perfume made from the essential oils of roses, violets, spices, fruits, etc (so long as they don't bath in it) it smells wonderful compared to chemical perfumes, god only knows what they put in those anyway! Bleck.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Moriah said...

Somehow linked to your blog - absolutely love it! And this is great.

I used to get terrible migraines from the girl who sat next to me in high school math class. Now I feel sick when I whiff that light pink Lancome stuff. I'd rather smell BO any day.

for #1, do you mean a squirt into the air that you let fall onto your body? Or do you mean thousands of squirts? I do that so it *doesn't* end up so strong (one squirt and done), but does it really end up stronger instead?

1:33 PM  

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