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Olivia's Grammy 08-10-2011 12:32 PM

A couple of things I've noticed about people wearing perfume and I do wear a little, I mean a LITTLE.
You know when a car passes you driving 50 mph and you can smell their perfume through closed windows, they might have on to much.
When you have to wash your clothes after hugging someone, they might have on to much.
When you sit next to some one and have to fan to breathe, they might have on to much.

So what are your thoughts?

Lori S 08-10-2011 12:37 PM

When the tanker truck pulls up with your supply ... you might have on too much!

Monika 08-10-2011 12:43 PM

I don't wear it....gives me a headache. I think too many people wear too much.

alikat110 08-10-2011 12:44 PM

Rarely...and just light body spray now...med/surg nurses are encouraged not to d/t it can cause nausea in post operative patients.

janallyn 08-10-2011 12:50 PM

i make my own cologne, not perfume, takes different chemicals, but i rarely wear it, it attracts yellow flys, misquotes and nats in the summer, and is often overwhelming, at the saturday market i do everyone seems to wear patchouli, it smells great i guess, but i am allergic to it, and my face turns red, then they think they have offended me, i just want to say, no you just smell to much, lol. i wear a lime, grapefruit citrus scent, in the summer and a sandalwood in the winter, but it is very very light and almost cannot be smelled, in fact only small children and men can notice it, but then again i do not use shampoo that has a scent and rinse my clothes in vinegar, less bugs that way,

jan in steaming florida

i am keeping misquotes in just cause i like it, lol

luv-e 08-10-2011 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
A couple of things I've noticed about people wearing perfume and I do wear a little, I mean a LITTLE.
You know when a car passes you driving 50 mph and you can smell their perfume through closed windows, they might have on to much.
When you have to wash your clothes after hugging someone, they might have on to much.
When you sit next to some one and have to fan to breathe, they might have on to much.

So what are your thoughts?

LOL LOL LOL Sounds like the You might be a Redneck........
You are totally RIGHT...... I always wonder that ,they didn't take a bath and bathed in perfume lol lol lol
I wear a very light amt....but always have someone asking what I'm wearing......Clinque..aromatics elixer......
I don't think that everyone can wear the same perfume,either...
But passing a car @ 50 mph and know what they are wearing...That cracks me up............LOL LOL LOL

SparkMonkey 08-10-2011 01:19 PM

I only wear fragrance for dressing up, and only a little bit then. I wear the kind you dab on, rather than spray, so it's hard to go overboard. My fiance never wears cologne, and I'm fine with that.

Most people who wear it wear waaaaaay too much, and then I just imagine that they haven't showered in days and they're trying to cover up their BO. Kind of ruins the image for me. ;)

moonwork42029 08-10-2011 01:23 PM

ooo I wear it everyday...different one depending on my mood in the morning.

They are generally pretty light but I do get compliments often.

Funny when I wear a certain citrus lotion though it drives them nuts looking for the dessert.

jaciqltznok 08-10-2011 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by janallyn
i make my own cologne, not perfume, takes different chemicals, but i rarely wear it, it attracts yellow flys, misquotes and nats in the summer, and is often overwhelming, at the saturday market i do everyone seems to wear patchouli, it smells great i guess, but i am allergic to it, and my face turns red, then they think they have offended me, i just want to say, no you just smell to much, lol. i wear a lime, grapefruit citrus scent, in the summer and a sandalwood in the winter, but it is very very light and almost cannot be smelled, in fact only small children and men can notice it, but then again i do not use shampoo that has a scent and rinse my clothes in vinegar, less bugs that way,

jan in steaming florida

i am keeping misquotes in just cause i like it, lol

I make few scents to wear myself and don't attract insects..what is your formula?

In your sandalwood, have you added vanilla or gardenia..yum....

QBeth 08-10-2011 01:26 PM

Recently, on a flight, I and several people in the rows around me started coughing and sniffling. Finally figured out it was perfume an elderly woman, in a seat across the aisle, was wearing. I didn't want to offend her but, when she said something about so many people coughing, as kindly as I could, told her it was probably her perfume and that she might avoid wearing it the next time she flew. She took it well and actually went into the restroom to wash it off. Lo & behold, we all started breathing better. Nice lady. Hated to say something.

jbud2 08-10-2011 01:31 PM

I have two a switch between for the summer - and they are both very light and airy.

We went to a baseball game and had to move because a women's scent was so strong and offensive.

May in Jersey 08-10-2011 01:32 PM

I used to wear Jovan's musk, a perfume oil that was light and didn't affect my breathing. Can't seem to find it any longer so lately I've been giving myself a spray or two of a light floral scent, linen something or other.

Years ago when the soap Irish Spring first came out I couldn't go down the soap isle, its scent affected me that badly.
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Becka 08-10-2011 01:34 PM

No, I don't wear perfume, per se. Alcohol based bottle perfume makes me sneeze and sometimes gives me a headache. The oils not so much.

happymrs 08-10-2011 01:40 PM

I wear it lightly , colognes though, not perfumes. Hubby has alergies, so am careful. I read somewhere, that wearing a scent should not be like making a grand entrance, but just a pleasant little surprise when someone comes close enough to you. I know I am not quoting it just right, but I keep it mind when I put some on, & I like it, even just at home here, it's part of who I am & part of getting dressed, for any day.

Juliebelle 08-10-2011 01:45 PM

I used to wear a little tiny bit when I worked but since retirement have not even thought to put any on, I am finding as I get older I am much more sensitive to smells and I do not want to be one that offends.

0tis 08-10-2011 01:47 PM

Not really anymore - sometimes a quick spray with body spray but perfume gives me headaches and just not worth it. Now why is it when I was young it didn't bother me - but now I can smell it a mile away? Do you think we are more sensitive? or is the perfume too overwhelming? Inquiring minds want to know..

nanasquilting 08-10-2011 01:48 PM

I put a spritz on in the morning and when it's gone, it's gone.

auntmag 08-10-2011 01:49 PM

I don't wear any fragrance. There are some I like, but there are many that I don't.

auntmag 08-10-2011 01:51 PM

It is probably because now that you don't wear perfume you are more sensitive to the smell. Like non smokers can smell a smoker from across the room.

Originally Posted by 0tis
Not really anymore - sometimes a quick spray with body spray but perfume gives me headaches and just not worth it. Now why is it when I was young it didn't bother me - but now I can smell it a mile away? Do you think we are more sensitive? or is the perfume too overwhelming? Inquiring minds want to know..


scrappycats 08-10-2011 01:53 PM

I don't wear scent, but use a lotion that is scented. I get them from Bath and Body works. But, then I forget to put the lotion on quite often so it must not be that important to me. LOL

BettyGee 08-10-2011 01:54 PM

I wear it every day. It makes me feel very feminine. I use light cologne in the summer and heavier musky scents in the winter. I do not like to be around someone who has taken a bath in perfume so I try to keep that in mind when I apply mine. One of my favorite treats is to take a nice warm shower and then apply the scent in lotion form followed by a light spritz. Ah, pure delight.

jeaninmaine 08-10-2011 01:56 PM

I don't wear it, my hubby is allergic.

Jim's Gem 08-10-2011 01:56 PM

I don't wear perfume. Too much of it on someone give me a headache or makes me feel ill. I do sometime put on some pretty smelling lotion on my arms.

Scraps 08-10-2011 01:58 PM

We don't go 50 mph, but we live in a very large golf cart community and can go everywhere but church in our carts and YES as we pass others in their carts sometimes we get a good whiff of perfume!!! :-)

pamesue 08-10-2011 02:00 PM

I wear it everyday....1 little spray...it is a light scent...

and will only stop wearing if I absolutely have too!

blueangel 08-10-2011 02:02 PM

I only wear it when I go somewhere. I don't feel like I'm dressed if I don't have on cologne.

Painiacs 08-10-2011 02:05 PM

Light scents ppl its not bath oil! Lol. One has frankincense and myrrh the other is a Celine dion scent but very mild!! Have asthma so have to be careful!

MissSandra 08-10-2011 02:09 PM

I fired my housekeeper of 2 years over her body spray it was gawd awful and she just would not stop wearing a paticular scent, I can't breath alot of fumie stuff, that includes household cleaning products.

Stitchnripper 08-10-2011 02:11 PM

Not perfume, but scented body lotion. It is very subtle.

magnolia 08-10-2011 02:12 PM

I wear perfume very rarely. If I do it is very light. I have asthma and scents that are too strong are hard for me. My boyfriend's mom always puts on a lot. She will give me a hug and I instantly get a headache, start coughing, and have to look for an inhaler. It makes me feel miserable and short winded.

earlylace 08-10-2011 02:16 PM

I can only wear a lightly scented lotion, vanilla, mango cucumber etc. everything else, I cant breath! Chokes me up in church, I think those people cant smell themselves.

sueisallaboutquilts 08-10-2011 02:18 PM

I love fragrance but am aware that it bothers a lot of people so I try to not apply it with a "lead hand".
I don't like perfume at all but light mists and scented lotions.
Someone mentioned Patchouli at the farmer's market- I've noticed the same thing LOL
I've also noticed scents smell different on different people. My sister has one that I adore on her but not on me.
My favorite shampoo of all time is Victoria's Secret So Sexy- it smells wonderful!!!!!!! :)

watterstide 08-10-2011 02:21 PM

i love wearing perfume..it used to be my only indulgence.(before fabric and learning how to quilt)
once a year i would buy myself a bottle of cologne.
since i learned to quilt..i have 2 friends that have sensitive noses, so i quit wearing it. no biggy, i wear it on special occasions only.

bearisgray 08-10-2011 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by scrappycats
I don't wear scent, but use a lotion that is scented. I get them from Bath and Body works. But, then I forget to put the lotion on quite often so it must not be that important to me. LOL

A neighbor was wearing one of them when I was riding with her - nice fragrance, but it made my nose run and eyes water.

thelondonzoo 08-10-2011 02:26 PM

I love perfume. Dolce & Gabana's Feminine is my scent! :D

BluegrassGurl 08-10-2011 02:26 PM

I love cologne.... if it is subtle as I am sensitive. I wear it occassionally.

My husband is one who USED to wear it heavy. I remember getting in the car with him when we were going somewhere and simply could not breathe due to his heavy hand with the cologne. After my gentle coaxing.... he has lightened up on it. Thank goodness.

I simply can not be in the same building if someone sprays a scented aerosol deordorizer. Oh my.... bad news for me.

azdesertrat 08-10-2011 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by thelondonzoo
I love perfume. Dolce & Gabana's Feminine is my scent! :D

I love Dolce&Gabanas Light Blue,my daughter bought for me.very nice and light

cdarts2 08-10-2011 02:42 PM

I don't use perfume very much, but Casper sure likes to steal a lid off of one of my perfume bottles and takes off with it in his mouth to bat it around in the kitchen. He also loves to take a tweezer out of a perfume stand in the bathroom and hides it. Takes me a while to notice it missing. That IMP! :lol:

Mariposa 08-10-2011 03:02 PM

I use fragrance, but I go easy. I enjoy it, but don't need to share with others! Some even I can't handle-including patchouli.

sewmuch 08-10-2011 03:02 PM

I have 3 favorites that I wear lightly and not around my
face and neck, spray my lower body...some strong perfumes
will immediately give me a headache...


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