Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One Spritz!!

I am gagging.

Until recently, I thought it was just men who had a hard time grasping the concept of cologne moderation. Then the Temp started here.

It's not every day, but at least once a week she breezes to her desk in a thick fog of perfume, leaving everyone gasping for air in her wake. Lucky me, I get to sit right across from her all day! She hasn't been here 15 minutes and I already have a headache. Plus, she has literally sprinted past me 4 times already. It's like she's trying to stir up a hurricane of her own stench.

Not that it makes a difference whether it's Designer Impostors or Chanel #5, but I must mention that her particular eau de toilet reminds me of someone's crazy, old Aunt Myrtle. It smells like a base of baby powder layered with herbs, and it is in no way pleasing to the nostrils. And trust me, it's even worse when you can taste it.

Therefore, I thought it my duty to get the word out: ONE spritz of perfume, please! I'm of the opinion that no one should be able to smell you unless they're close enough to hug you. Especially when people are forced to be around you all day (like at WORK, for example??). At home, you can bathe in it for all I care, but PLEASE consider others before subjecting the general public to your odor.



Steph O. said...

I am scent sensitive. Perfume should give a HINT of a nice smell when someone is around & leave when they do.

The worst one in MT was Patchouli oil (dang hippies!), it's nasty & gives me an instant headache. Now in the South, there's the old lady perfume. It's bad, I can't really describe the smell, but it makes me feel like someone is holding a pillow over my face.

sidebar lol- the word verification is "nubpark". We should think of definitions for some of these!

Pinkzombies said...

ha, we actually had 2 problems with this at work. Another department was complaining that our department smelled too strong of womanly wonders, but we never did figure out who the cause was. We just belamed the air conditioning, saying it was carrying it over from some third party department. *shrugs*