Thursday, July 20, 2006

7/20 - Too Much Perfume

I'm riding the train into work today when an old lady sits in the seat behind me. I am immediately overcome with the scent of her perfume. The lady must have bathed in the stuff. (note, this is a common problem for old women because they begin to lose their sense of smell and think they are putting on the correct amount).

And this is not just a problem for women. Men have been known to slather on the cologne instead of showering. If any of my readers are doing this, you're not fooling anyone, we all know you haven't showered. And that obsession you're wearing went out of style like 8 years ago.

I very rarely if ever wear cologne, but I understand that some people like to wear fragrances. Its totally ok, but like all things please practice moderation. When you wear too much it does not smell good. It becomes similar to encountering a pile of manure.

People wearing too much fragrance: I hate you.


Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

DH I am so addicted to this site, thanks to you I'm in touch with my inner hate, ha ha. Anyway, got a whammy of Drakkar or Grey Flannel yesterday as I was going into the hellhole we call the subway. And as for women overdoing it, I normally act as either a) I am gasping for air, b) cough in an exaggerated fashion, or c) fan my face in the hopes they will scram.

6:08 AM  
Blogger iamunstoppable said...

oh lord.. this is one of those problems that i never see being resolved. old ladies overdoing it will be a problem to the end of time. i see no point in the history of mankind when this will change.

so sad. and even worse is that they use stuff that smells like old mothballs.

this hate is truly on point. good call.

oh, and remember The Cougher in my office? Tres Gay as the maiden would say.. well, he also over cooks the cologne. add one more to the list for him..

6:43 AM  
Blogger El Padrino said...

On point. I've hated this for years on end now. There is actually a guy in my office that reeks of Paco Rabanne. Which if Obsession went out of style 8 years ago then Paco went out of style 25 years ago. HATE!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Sof said...

Agreed. Too many people put too much of this crap on. Solution? 4 Words: Spray. Delay. Walk Away. It's quite simple, all you male readers. Spray the cologne in the air in front of you, wait for a moment or two, then walk through the dispersed mist. Perfect amount that is not overpowering. Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood homo.

7:40 AM  
Blogger iamunstoppable said...

i think we coulda used some of this expertise on the nail'a'cure conversation.

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Rev said...

I have a really good hate that I encountered twice this week, but I'm saving it for tomorrow.

"And that obsession you're wearing went out of style like 8 years ago."... classic!

9:22 AM  
Blogger iamunstoppable said...

dont worry, i havent seen the friday hate become 'front page hate' since the first week. it seems to be dying a slow death.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Anomie-Atlanta said...

Air pollution, noise pollution, and light pollution are ticketable offenses, I think aroma pollution should be added.

10:45 AM  
Blogger iamunstoppable said...

light pollution? hmm..

10:57 AM  
Blogger staticwarp said...

most of the popular colognes and perfumes, both cheap and expensive, smell acrid and horrendous. i dont know why anyone even buys most of this stuff. ever smelled brut? smells like grandpa's socks. how about the britney spears perfume? my coworker had it on one day and it was horrible. it was like eau de skank. people definitely should follow sof's advice.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Superstar said...

They have on these "powder based" fragrances too..The one that smells like embalming fluid and baby powder??
Young men wearing OLD men's cologne....STOP wearing Obssession...HORRIBLE choice for a dapper NYer like yourself. ;o)

6:17 PM  
Blogger The Stevo in H-Town said...

...Then there's the bastard that still wears "Brut" and "Hai Karate" during the week and breaks outda "English Leather" on weekends...

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Choosing the right perfume can be difficult and because it is also considered an intimate gift buying the wrong perfume

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The first thing you need to do is do some homework, meaning research. Look at your lady's perfume bottles, the ones that

are nearly empty will be her favorites. If there is one there that is nearly full chances are she doesn't wear it often

or doesn't like it. Hint around and ask her what types of fragrances she likes and dislikes.

Humans are very sensory oriented and our sense of smell is no different. Certain perfumes can elicit strong reactions in

both the wearer and the person reacting to the scent. Perfumes are made not only to attract but to also relax someone. If

you aren't totally sure what kind of perfume to buy you can always play it safe and get something in the aromatherapy

line. If you go this route, bear in mind that vanilla scents are considered to relax and a peppermint or lemon scent will

be more stimulating.

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