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Old 08-10-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I sometimes think I'm allergic to everything under the sun, but those don't bother me at all. I never wear or put in my house anything floral or "pine fresh," or "ocean breezy," and especially not vanilla. But I'm fine with any citrus and cinnamon or cloves. I bought a big bag of cinnamon pine cones that I had in the garage waiting for the holiday. My brother came over and said, "Your garage smells fantastic. Nobody has a good-smelling garage!" I put a couple of those pine cones in my trash can before I put in the plastic bag in and that's nice, too. I also put a couple in the trunk of my car.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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They are strong but I buy them and mix in cloves, dried orange and I get pine branches from my back yard. I am in Colorado so my house smells like Christmas most of the year.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Default Cinnamon-scented pinecones

These things are asthma-triggers and can cause a great deal of respiratory distress. You are correct that every year more stores are selling them and they are put on display earlier. I got so sick at Jo-Ann Fabrics yesterday that I had to leave the store from breathing in the so-called "cinnamon-scent." These things do not smell like a baking apple pie. They are saturated in who knows what kind of chemical and are imported from China.

Why can't they be placed in air-tight containers so as to not expose customers to their noxious fumes?
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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These things are asthma-triggers and can cause a great deal of respiratory distress. You are correct that every year more stores are selling them and they are put on display earlier. I got so sick at Jo-Ann Fabrics yesterday that I had to leave the store from breathing in the so-called "cinnamon-scent." These things do not smell like a baking apple pie. They are saturated in who knows what kind of chemical and are imported from China.

Why can't they be placed in air-tight containers so as to not expose customers to their noxious fumes?
I'm not sure if stores think (or maybe it does work?) that people will buy more or earlier holiday stuff or if the make any money on the pinecones? I was out of town the last week of July and when I came back, our grocery had them out in the floral dept.... Normally, I buy fresh flowers every week but I haven't been able to even go into that enterance since they put the pinecones out.

Every now and then, I put a stick of cinnamon with some pumpkin pie spice on simmer on the stove. I also make Apple Butter in my crock pot - so apples and spices simmering all day - those pinecones don't smell like wither of those things...

Migraines are horrible, but I can imagine that worrying about asthma triggers would be really scary!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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They make me sneeze, and have a headache. I don't know what is in them, but it is over powering.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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It doesn't trigger migranes for me but makes my allergies worse. I smell them in the stores and want to puke. I love the smell of cinnamon when baking but not those pinecones. I can't even go into the yankees candle store without having a sneezing attack.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:51 AM
 
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I recently purchased a Cinnamon Broom at a Dollar General Store, I have slowly noticed that day by day I have been become increasingly tired and having a headache with nausea. I have not even took the plastic outer bag off it. It also burns my eyes and I am not as quick to think about some things. Is there a drug in cinnamon? I am very sensitive to Medication and Drugs. This is a permeating smell and does anyone know the answer? I love the smell but not sure the smell loves me...
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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For me it's certain perfumes that women wear along with the weather. Pressure systems depending on the strength cause me to pop my prescription migraine medication like candy.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Yes yes yes!!!Those pine ones and cinnamon brooms!!!
Hate them.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:34 AM
 
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Please complain!!!

I work at a Jo-Ann Fabrics and it makes all of us sick! Headaches, migraines, coughing, sneezing! We hate them too, but us complaining doesn't have near the power as a lot of customer complains! Even when it makes us ill! -__-
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