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smells - need to vent

Mar 01, 2015 9:14 AM

I don't understand the need to surround yourself with a chemical approximation of a natural scent.
We have a scent free policy at work, it isn't enforced but it is there. there are signs everywhere saying please refrain from wearing/using scented products.
I walk into the only women's washroom on the floor i work on only to be choked by a chemical rendering of vanilla. And it's not like it was subtle, it was hit you like a truck strong and i almost passed out. For the rest of the day im going to have to find a washroom on a different floor to use and hope that the person spraying that crap hasn't used the other 2 in the building.
I really hate this and often wonder what i did to get/deserve this. i think it would be better just too find the smells unpleasant than to choke and get sick, especially since everything and everyone is scented. :(

Mar 01, 2015 9:58 AM

Gotobef, I completely understand. I'm asthmatic and any scent can set me off. They've outlawed smoking in buildings, which surpringly doesn't set my asthma off unless I'm standing beside a smoker which I know not to do. They should basically outlaw deodorizers too, the plug in kind! That's just my opinion and I know others love that stuff. But for people like me with lung issues, its awful risky to be around. My stepmom use to keep potpourri out but now puts it in zip locks until after I leave.

Mar 01, 2015 10:41 PM

I know what y'all are saying, my husband,sister , and my daughter all have Asthma. I have to be careful with what I use. I usually try and get no scent Animal odor things. In Walmart they can't stand the cinnamon pine cones they have sprayed so much they loose thei rt breath. Some people take a bath in their cologne that they wear it nearly takes my breath away.

Mar 02, 2015 12:46 PM

I know how that is. My Mom burns candles downstairs and the smell wafts upstairs to where I live. Sometimes it will actually give me a migraine and make me want to throw up. I actually have to go down and ask her to put it out. If I smell something I don't like, I really get a headache and nausea and then I can't get the smell out of me nose even after the smell is gone. My sniffer is very sensitive and I can smell a fresh cut cucumber from the top of the stairs when I open the door to come downstairs.

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